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.

Take part in our surveys

For each of our four themes, read the infographics to find out about them and our priorities. Then go to the survey to let us know what you think. 

Our surveys are open until 15th September. There are only five questions for each theme and completing a survey should not take more than five minutes.  

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.

During this engagement process we will be spending time in our communities, getting views face-to-face. We encourage anyone wishing to make their voice heard in any of those community forums to contact their local community council.