Our Vision, Mission and Values
We are united by a common passion for our beautiful home between the city and the sea.
Inspired by the magnificent landscape of Waverley and by the gifts we have inherited from those who have been here before us, we dream of a fulfilling life where:
we are safe
we are reconciled with and value our Indigenous past
connections within families and between generations can remain unbroken
we are inspired and able to renew our physical and spiritual wellbeing
everyone, from near and far, is welcome to participate positively in community life
we can express our essential selves through our traditions, our arts, our cultures and our lifestyles
we act together as a compassionate society
the beauty of our beaches, cliffs and coastal lands endures
the architectural landscape is cared for and developed at a human scale and design is sensitive to the natural, historical and social context
vital services are fully accessible
scarce resources are conserved and fairly shared
local economic prosperity provides opportunity to all
as a local community we have the courage to take a leading place in achieving the environmental aims of a global society
we are confident our leaders will reflect thoughtfully on our views and best interests when making decisions for our future.
These are the aspirations of our hopeful generation.
We recognise the need to commit to this vision of our future with energy so we can pass on these gifts to our children and they to theirs.
Our mission is to take a leading role in partnership with other levels of government, businesses and community groups and individuals to make our community's vision a reality.
In doing this we rely on our commitment to and cohesion as a professional, friendly and ethical council that consults with and listens to the community. We pride ourselves on bringing the following values alive in our daily activities.
Great leadership is having the courage to make difficult decisions when they are for the benefit of the whole community and having the skills to engage our teams in providing quality service.
Great customer service
Great Customer Service is the willingness and ability to give priority to customers, delivering high quality services which meet their needs.
Respect for all
Respect for all is treating each other and all member of the community in a friendly, fair and equitable way.
Ethical behaviour is acting in ways that are consistent with the expectations of the organisation to be corruption free and transparent.
Working together is when everyone works in partnership with other staff and with the community to achieve common or shared goals.
Getting the job done safely and on time
Getting the job done means providing a service efficiently, effectively and in the safest possible manner within agreed timeframes and with due regard for the environment.
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