Junior Mandurah councillors focus on animal welfare

Mayor Rhys Williams with Junior Mayor Elizabeth Eppen-VanDerAa and deputy junior Mayor Binti Christiansen.
Mayor Rhys Williams with Junior Mayor Elizabeth Eppen-VanDerAa and deputy junior Mayor Binti Christiansen.

THE Mandurah Junior Council will focus on animal advocacy this year after making a big impression at the City of Mandurah.

The students were passionate about making the community aware of the need to treat animals well and foreshadowed the creation of a video to promote the message and the use of social media.

Mayor Rhys Williams, a former youth councillor, said the council meeting saw two examples of young people who were leading the way.

“In this case, it was caring about animals,’’ he said.

“Later in the meeting, it was Mandurah Baptist College students who were the inspiration for a call on a ban on single use plastic bags by the City.

The Junior Council has been running since 1984.

The current council includes 38 year 6 students – two from every primary school in Mandurah.