Council Vision

A prosperous connected community that nurtures its people and places.

Council Slogan

Embracing Change, Building on History.

Mission Statement

To be a ‘can do’ Council, that is, a Council that is proactive and prioritises affordable and relevant service delivery for its community.


  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Courage
  • Honesty
  • Transparency

Strategic Priorities

1. Community services

Create a growing community with optimal access to community services and facilities. 

2. Economic development

Facilitate a growing local economy by continuing to support an attractive business climate. 

3. Infrastructure management

As a priority, provide adequate infrastructure and facilities for the existing and future population. 

4. Environment and heritage

Manage the natural values of our local area and conserve our heritage to ensure that it is enjoyed by the community, visitors and future generations. 

5. Council sustainability, transparency and communication

Continue to be a sustainable and independent council, and foster transparency through clear communication with both internal and external customers. 

NOTE: These strategic directions are discussed in more detail within the Community Strategic Plan 2017-2027 along with the corresponding goals and strategic actions.