Our vision and values

Guide everything we do.



  • We work cooperatively to achieve our goals.
  • We build strong teams and effective partnerships.
  • We share the challenges and successes of our work.


  • We deal with difficult issues and make informed decisions.
  • We respectfully address behaviours that conflict with our values.
  • We take action to promote our vision, even when this may be unpopular.


  • We act in the best interests of the city, and treat people fairly and equitably.
  • We are reliable, honest and ethical.
  • We take responsibility for our actions and learn from our mistakes.


  • We foster, value and reward creative thinking.
  • We invest in learning and share our knowledge.
  • We lead through excellence.


  • We produce quality work.
  • We understand how we contribute to achieving our results.
  • We are committed to customer service, best practice and continual improvement.


  • We listen, consider and value the views of others.
  • We treat all people with courtesy.
  • We communicate well with people from diverse backgrounds.