#MEETBYC Brooke Joy Moncur

 In Brimbank Youth Council, News

?❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! It’s with great pleasure to introduce to you our 2021 Brimbank Youth Councillor Brooke Joy Moncur!

Name: Brooke Joy Moncur

Pronouns: She/Her

Suburb: Deer Park

Tell us more about yourself!

I enjoy learning about historical events, I think it’s important to know what mistakes and success we as a society or other countries have made so we can improve and continue to make the world a better place, and hopefully not make those mistakes again. I am also interested in looking after ourselves by eating nutritious and healthy foods as well as going to the gym, a new hobby of mine is going to the gym which has made significant improvements to my life already. 

Why did you join the BYC? 

I decided to re-join the Youth Council because I loved last year’s contributions to the community and I like to get involved in making beneficial changes for the community. I’m passionate about creating a better society for our community to live in as well as highlighting what we need to upgrade and change in order for us to all live easy, peacefully and as an active community.

What are you passionate about?

I am very passionate about looking after the world around us environmentally and making sure that everyone is staying healthy and active. I think it’s so important to be careful in what we do with nature, we need to think environmentally when making decisions and make sure we are designing and producing areas in our community that are natural and peaceful. I am also passionate about helping people, and making sure people are feeling healthy physically and mentally. It’s so important to be feeling good, letting your body move around and putting good healthy foods into it. And it’s just as important to be thinking healthy and positive, making sure we are talking to friends, family or professionals about our concerns and problems so we can get the help and support we need to be feeling our absolute best.

What are you hoping to achieve as a BYC member this year?

As a BYC member in 2021, I am hoping that we impact more young people’s lives and get them involved within their community through events, programs or simply utilizing the social spaces that Brimbank already has. It’s so important that young people are recognised and know what goes on in their community, and getting them involved is the best way to connect and unite all generations amongst the community together.

What does a better Brimbank look like to you?

A better Brimbank to me is full of active people communicating and enjoying life in a safe space together. Brimbank is very multicultural already, and I think it would be better if more people were able to express themselves through their culture, gender, creativity amongst the community to share their stories and bond with those who they are living amongst. The more people are aware and invested in other people’s lives and cultures, the more connected and compassionate the community will become. 

What’s one piece of advice you have for young people who want to create change in their community

One piece of advice I would give would be to have your own thoughts, act on them and get involved. Having your own thoughts is so critical in contributing, you can express what might not have ever been addressed or thought of that could be beneficial in your community. Acting on your thoughts by getting involved by either talking to people in council, making clubs and groups to create awareness and educate people in your community are great ways and big steps in creating change for a cause you’re passionate about in your community. 

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