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Our mission, vision and values

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Our vision

A healthy, safe, vibrant, prosperous and sustainable community supported by strong leadership, transparent governance and community partnerships - Our Community, Our Economy, and Our Pride.

Our mission

We will achieve our vision through:

  • demonstrating good governance and involving the community in decision making
  • working and advocating in partnership with our community to address social, economic and environmental challenges
  • promoting gender equality and equity and inclusion for all
  • sustaining a focus on long term outcomes and delivering increased public value through good decision-making and wise spending
  • building awareness and strategic alliances with government, regional groups and community.

Our values

Honesty and Integrity

We will act ethically and honestly and work to continue to build the trust and confidence of the community


We will demonstrate strong and collaborative community leadership.


We will act in an open and transparent manner and be accountable to our community for our processes, decisions and actions.


We will implement progressive and creative responses to emerging issues and will continue to work to build organisational and community resilience.


We will base our decision making on research, information and understanding of the needs and aspirations of the whole community and promote equitable access to the Shire’s services and public places.

Communities of Respect and Equality

Council is invested in communities where respect and equality are intrinsic values, and adoped the following resolution on Tuesday 28 June 2016:

"That Council:

  1. Acknowledges and expresses its support for the Communities of Respect and Equality (CoRE) Plan to prevent violence against women and their children across the Grampians Region; and
  2. Commits to being a member of the Grampians Communities of Respect and Equality (CoRE) Allegiance with the intention of working towards the vision outlined in the CoRE Plan, by undertaking activities that will support progress against one or more of the four strategic goals noted in the Plan".

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 9:40am


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.