Our Elected Members and employees are committed to a common set of Values, Vision and Business Philosophy to deliver the best possible service to our community.
Cambridge: the best liveable suburbs.
The Town is endowed with a range of housing, employment, and lifestyle opportunities. Our inner-city charm, character laden suburbs, extensive parkland and quality streetscapes reflect who we are, what we value and what we offer. Our activity hubs, mixed-use areas and events create a sense of community, belonging and wellbeing for residents of all ages. These are all community values we seek to protect and enhance into the future.
We will maintain and enhance our very liveable suburbs, their streetscapes and character and our vibrant activity centres through strategic, cost effective management of resources and an enhanced community experience based on a locals first philosophy.
In everything we do we seek to adhere to a set of values that guides our attitudes and behaviours.
Respect - We will acknowledge an individuals uniqueness and will treat them in a dignified and positive manner
Integrity - We will act responsibly, place trust in each other and will be accountable for our actions.
Creativity - We can improve the way we do business by challenging the status quo.
Friendly and Helpful - We value our community members and will assist them in the best way we can.
Teamwork - We believe teamwork is essential for improving our services and achieving our goals.
Our Business Philosophy
We are committed to making decisions in the interests of current and future generations.
Our approach will be based on the following ideals:
- Productive relationships with industry, the state government and other local governments to deliver improved cost effective services.
- Meeting the needs of our communities through strong community consultation, engagement and collaboration.
- Embracing the principles of sustainability in our decision-making to balance the needs of both current and future generations through environmental protection, social advancement and economic prosperity.
- Continued improvement to our services through planning, adaptability and careful management of risks.
The Town of Cambridge is mindful that it exists to serve its local community first and foremost. This may mean that the Council will advocate for local preferences where these diverge from the State Government’s wishes. It may also mean preferential treatment for local residents in terms of access to services (for example lower fees and charges for local residents may be considered in some cases). We will continue to work with our neighbouring local governments and the State Government in the interests of Cambridge and the broader region of which we are an integral part.