Alderman Emma Young

Lyons Ward 
Bayview, Darwin City, Fannie Bay, The Gardens, Larrakeyah, Parap, Stuart Park and Woolner.

In 2004 I moved to the Territory and Darwin has been my home since 2006. I have a PhD in Environmental Science and degrees in Law and Science (Hons). For the past 5 years I have been a Director for the NT EPA. Key areas of responsibility have included legislative reform, policy development, leading waste management compliance and enforcement responsibilities and chairing whole of government committees in waste management and climate change adaptation.  

 Previously I’ve worked in Indigenous higher education and community development roles for 6 years both at the Batchelor Institute and the Centre for Appropriate Technology.   

 Prior to moving to the Territory in 2004 I worked as an environmental consultant in Sydney working predominantly in the waste management arena to increase re-use and recycling to divert waste from being disposed of to landfill.