Albert – Brimbank Youth Council #MEETBYC
🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! Meet Albert, one of the Brimbank Youth Councillors!
Tell us three things about yourself!
My biggest hobby/interest is definitely music. I play drums and ukulele mainly but I do have basic guitar, bass, piano and flute skills. Even though I love playing music I do enjoy listening to music more. My favourite genres being rock and indie bring out all the 90s/00s artists I listen to like Green day, Powderfinger, Gotye, and most definitely smash mouth. I am also a huge movie fan and aspiring film writer. My wardrobe mainly consists of pop culture related tees and my walls are full of great movie posters. Even though my favourite movie is a terrible film (Mean Girls 2004) I do actually have some taste. Runners up include the Jurassic park franchise, Tarantino classics, some Star Wars, Die Hard, and Shrek 2.
Why did you decide to join the Youth Council?
I joined the youth council because I’m very happy to represent my community and making sure that young people have a valued say in what changes should be happening. I want to be someone that people can look to and trust as a representative.
What issue are you most passionate about and/or interested in tackling and why?
I am most passionate with improving and upgrading Sunshine’s outdoor and public areas. Sunshine is looked down on with such a negative light that some people I know are too shamed to say that they live near here. That’s why with the expected boom in population with the airport link/2040 plans we should aim to fix up some dirty and dodgy public areas. Lots of art, music, and environmental areas could really upgrade our local culture, and flip our current reputation.
Why is it important for young people to be heard/part of the decision-making process?
Young people/youth are one of the most important demographics for decision making as they are quite literally the future of this community, and the people who will grow into the citizens that live with the changes made now. These generations need to have their contributions out there for the benefit of the future.
What’s one piece of advice you have for young people who want to create change in their community?
Just get your name out there as much as you can, sign up for anything that you think you can contribute to and try out as many things as possible. No matter what happens, deal with it and keep trying.
Thanks for giving us such a great insight Albert! We wish you the very best in your role as a Brimbank Youth Councillor and all future endeavours!