Parkes Shire Council's Mission and Values
Delivering progress and value to our community
Parkes Shire Council was established in 1981 and services the communities of Parkes, Bogan Gate, Trundle, Tullamore, Alectown and Cookamidgera with a combined population of over 15,000.
"To deliver progress and value to our community"
Parkes Shire Council strives to deliver progress and value to our community, while offering diverse and expansive career opportunities. This allows our employees to contribute positively to our local community while building their careers.
Through the Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework, Council and the community establish the vision for the Shire and the future directions which form strategic focus areas to meet the vision.
At Parkes Shire Council we are led by our six core values: community, innovation, integrity, respect, safety and teamwork.
These values were determined by Council employees and therefore reflect Council's personality and form a set of unbreakable rules.
Our values guide the work we do, the choices we make and how we interact with each other and the community. For our employees we provide a positive, creative and fun work environment that embraces new technology with the focus on health, well-being and professional development.
By integrating these corporate values into everything we do, we are able to achieve our mission of delivering progress and value to our community.
It all adds up to a progressive, safe, fulfilling, and enjoyable place to work.
Parkes Shire Council consists of four departments and the Office of the General Manager.
Vision statement for the Parkes Shire
"A progressive regional centre, embracing a national logistics hub, with vibrant communities, diverse opportunities, learning and healthy lifestyles"
- Develop education and lifelong learning opportunities
- Improve health and well being
- Promote, support and grow our communities
- Grow and diversify the economic base
- Develop Parkes as a national logistics hub
- Enhance recreation and culture
- Care for the natural and built environment in a changing climate
- Maintain and improve the Shire's assets and infrastructure
Core values when working with our community
Parkes Shire Council follows the C.O.R.E. values which guide our future choices and how we work together.
The C.O.R.E values consist of;
- Caring and friendly
- Open to new ideas
- Respectful, acting with integrity and tolerance
- Engaging and willing to work together