We are a prosperous, diverse and sustainable community, built on a deep sense of trust, care and commitment for each other and our environment.
Key Strategic Themes
The following themes were developed through extensive community consultation held during 2016-2017 with each theme assisting Council, the community and key stakeholders to work and focus together to achieve our vision for the future:
- Our Community
- Our Environment
- Our Economy
- Our Infrastructure
- Our Civic Leadership
Underlying each theme there are goals, strategies and actions which are supported by measures whereby the progress of each action can be reported to the community. The goals, strategies and actions reflect what the community told Council about their main concerns and priorities for the future. They also reflect Council's priorities based on knowledge about our future, our present and our history.
To provide effective support services for all of Council's operations.
Public Order & Safety
To provide services to the community, promoting confidence that their personal safety is assured.
To provide a healthy environment, to a level of community needs, within desirable standards.
Community Services & Education
To provide community services that are accessible to all and which meet the social and personal needs of residents.
Housing & Community Amenities
To ensure that uses of all land are appropriate and that Council provides environmentally effective services to meet the needs of the community.
To provide an economical, reliable and safe water supply system.
To provide an economical, reliable and environmentally safe sewerage system.
Recreation & Culture
To provide a variety of recreational and cultural facilities on an equitable basis, which complements the needs of local residents and visitors.
To ensure compliance with accepted standards of construction throughout the Shire.
Transport & Communication
To provide safe and efficient access to desired destinations.
To provide efficiently run business undertakings, while facilitating the economic viability of the area.