Have your say on council priorities

A new council term began in May 2017 and we are now working to develop our new council priorities. These will strengthen everything we do between now and 2022.

Our priorities are split between the four themes that we have identified. Once the priorities are approved, they will form part of the Council Plan. This is the document that gives residents, staff, businesses and our partners a clear understanding of our key issues.

The priorities make clear exactly what sort of council we want to be, and what sort of council you need us to be. That's why we would like to hear what you have to say. We also really want to get your views on the opportunities that these present.  

View our executive summary document (pdf 194KB) for more information. 

Watch a short video of Chief Executive Jim Savege talking about the importance of making your voice heard.

Tell us what you think

We are seeking your views on each of our four themes.  

If you would like to take part electronically you can read the infographics. Then go to the survey to let us know what you think. There are only five questions for each theme and completing a survey should not take more than five minutes.

We have extended the closing date for giving us your views, to give you more time to really think about what matters to you. These surveys will now stay open until the end of September 2017.    

Throughout this engagement process we will be spending time in our communities, getting views face-to-face. Contact your local community council if you wish to make your voice heard.

Successful and Sustainable Communities infographic imageSuccessful and sustainable communities

View the successful and sustainable communities infographic (pdf 83.9KB).

Take part in the successful and sustainable communities survey


Caring for Communities infographic imageCaring for communities

View the caring for communities infographic (pdf 108KB).

Take part in the caring for communities survey


Aspirational People infographic imageAspirational people

View the aspirational people infographic (pdf 123KB).

Take part in aspirational people survey.


Public Service Excellence infographic imagePublic service excellence

View the public service excellence infographic (pdf 131KB).

Take part in public service excellence survey.