Guiding Principles

Town Vision

Prosperity and growth as a regional centre.

Council Mission

Provide leadership, direction and opportunities for the community.

Key Principles (from Strategic Community Plan 2012-2022)

In achieving the Vision and Mission, we will set achievable goals and work with the community to maintain a reputation of openness, honesty and accountability. In doing so we will:

  • respect the points of view of individuals and groups
  • build on existing community involvement
  • encourage community leadership
  • promote self-reliance and initiative
  • recognise and celebrate achievement
  • support the principles of social justice
  • acknowledge the value of staff and volunteers.