Past youth projects

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The City of Unley works closely with young people, providing opportunities to be involved in creating their future in our City.

Fish Tank 2019

Following an evening of live pitches in front of a judging panel, the City for Unley is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Fish Tank competition.

1st prize in the 12 to 17-year category went to the ‘Offolio Zon’ team. Aria, Lucy, Parnia and Adem are winners for their product pitch of an iPhone phone case with inbuilt solar panels for charging.

2nd prize in the 12 to 17-year category went to the ‘Living on the Edge’ team. Anannya and Elise pitched their initiative of utilising blank walls in Unley by installing living murals made from colourful potted plants.

In the 18 to 25-year category, 1st prize went to ‘Local Threads’. James and Kenji inspired the judges with their online website dedicated to giving small Australian clothing brands a platform to sell their unseen fashion.

2nd prize in the 18 to 25-year category, went to the creator of ‘Lycan Soap’. Charlie’s hand-made medicinal soap and shampoo bars are for both people and animals. Low eco-impact and versatility were key considerations for Charlie when developing his products.


Thanks to our sponsors Business SA and Rotary Club of Unley for their valued support. Winners will enjoy prizes including a Futurepreneurs Launchpad mentoring package, workshop and mentoring support from Business SA SAYES and seed money of up to $500 to further develop their business.

Thank you to all entrants and congratulations to the finalists who were invited to pitch their Fish Tank ideas to a live audience last week. It’s wonderful to see that entrepreneurship is alive and well among Unley’s youth!

Spin Off Project with Glenunga International High School

On Wednesday 11 September, Year 10 students from Glenunga International High School visited us in the Unley Town Hall. In groups, these students presented to Council staff from areas such as Cultural Development, Digital Literacy, Youth Development, Open Space & Urban Design and Environmental Sustainability. The student's presentations were a part of Spin Off Project, a collaboration between the City of Unley and GIHS. 

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Reconciliation Week 2019

139 students from 6 locals schools recently participated in Unley's Reconciliation Week event. Kaurna elder Katrina presented to the students and encouraged them to discover their birth order name. She also ackowledged past experiences of Indigenous people and recognised that our young people are our future. Some students presented to the wider group using poetry, art, song and storytelling.


Poems from St Thomas School

Reconciliation Week(PDF, 410KB)  - Bianca
Reconciliation Poem(PDF, 21KB)  - Imogen
Reconciliation Poem(PDF, 17KB)  - Jaden
I Have a Dream(PDF, 23KB)  - Aida
We Say Sorry(PDF, 15KB)

Change Makers 2018

Change Makers is about creating a community of young people who are able and passionate about creating the future they want to see.

They believe that a small group of people with a big idea who commit to taking action can make a difference. They understand more can be achieved when they work with and learn from those who have gone down a similar path. While they acknowledge it is a competitive world, they understand there has never been more opportunity to leverage resources to sustain their action.

The Change Makers program has empowered six young entrepreneurs to create four new social enterprises: Purposeful Produce, Edge STEM, Wine 4 Women, and Taproots.