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Vision, purpose and values

We share a common vision that guides our organisation’s direction and we strive to behave according to our staff values.


Our values are important to us.  Values are the bridge between our behaviours and the culture we desire as an organisation, and they help us achieve our purpose of Making Lives Better


We believe that when a group of passionate and talented people work together, they can make lives better. ​

This belief means we start with our own people. We’re creating a workplace where our people are valued, grow and develop, lead in their own spaces and are committed to serving our community.

This means living our values every day and working in an inclusive and respectful environment where everyone feels they belong.​

Graphic depiction of City of Whittlesea's values with the phrase Making Lives Better  in the middle and the three values around the outside. The first value is Deliver for our community. Our passion for our community energises our work and fuels us to create great experiences and achieve the best outcomes. We deliver on our promises, hold ourselves to account and continuously improve. Our decisions are informed by the genuine needs of our current and future communities. The second value is to Work as One Team. Better outcomes are realised when we work together, across artificial boundaries. When we collaborate, we build strong trusting relationships, share knowledge and benefit from diverse perspectives.The final value is Care for Each Other. We want the best for each other. We demonstrate genuine care and respect, value the unique qualities and strengths of each person and help each other grow. We build a sense of belonging, wellbeing and compassion.