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Values, Principles & Approach

A progressive, inclusive and prosperous community built on opportunity.

Values, Principles & Approach

We believe in the following values which will guide our behaviours:
• Honesty • Responsibility • Respect
• Excellence • Fairness • Teamwork

Strategy Aim

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Strategy Objectives

A. SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS GROWTH
Actively support and develop existing business and attract new local business.
For the Shire’s business community to have the technology and communication capability necessary to thrive within a competitive environment
Enhance and develop the Tourism industry to promote growth and prosperity.

B. THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
Environmentally sustainable leadership.
Adapt to the effects of Climate change.
Enhance reserves and protect local ecology and biodiversity of natural ecosystems.

C. OUR COMMUNITY
Build connectivity between the three communities.
Build proud and active residents who participate in local activities and services for the betterment of the community.
Assist in building the sustainable management of local organisations and community groups.
Ensure residents feel safe and confident in their ability to travel and socialise within their community

D. A SUSTAINABLE AND CAPABLE COUNCIL
Provide accountable and transparent leadership.
To have a highly skilled and effective Council that represents the best interests of the community
Improve the capability and capacity of the Shire.
For the Shire to demonstrate advocacy in promoting the needs and ambitions of the district and the advancement of Local Government.

E. FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
To be less reliant on rates as the primary basis for revenue by leveraging alternative income streams.
Effective management to conduct business in a financially sustainable manner.
To effectively plan for the funding and delivery of major projects.
Continue to liaise with key stakeholders such as State and Federal Government Agencies.

F. QUALITY BUILT FORM
For the Shire's commercial and residential areas to be filled with quality buildings and appealing streetscapes
Facilitate and integrate housing options, local services, employment and recreational spaces.
To provide facilities of the highest quality which reflect the needs of the community now and into the future.
Manage current and future assets and infrastructure.

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