Our commitment – we will proactively drive and live our values: Innovative, Accountable, United, and Collaborative.
Following community consultation, council has developed a Council Plan, focussing on four main goals, namely a liveable and healthy community, diverse and prosperous economy, sustainable environment and good governance.
These goals will ensure delivery against the Council Plan and underpin all decisions made by the Council.
The goals, strategies and initiatives will guide our strategic planning, processes, service delivery and the management of assets in a prudent and efficient way, taking our limited resources into consideration.
The community consultation has also indicated that the community not only cares about what we deliver, but also how we deliver on the plan.
Being value driven, and to ensure that values guide our behaviour and decision-making and how we lead and support our community is of utmost importance.
To put the right emphasis and importance on how we deliver on the Council Plan, council has created a 5th goal, and is making a commitment to deliver the goals based on the following values:
The Council has challenging times ahead with managing the Covid-19 pandemic, including economic recovery and looking after our community’s health and mental wellbeing.
We will likely have changing funding priorities from both the State and Federal Governments and continued pressure to take on services formerly run by others or to improve existing services. The financial impact and ongoing commitments associated with the Covid-19 pandemic are yet to be fully determined.
A value-based way of delivering on the Council Plan is therefore essential to ensure that we effectively serve our community in a responsible, caring and sustainable way.