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We are committed to employing staff who behave and act in accordance with our Core Values. Below you will find our core values behaviour statements.


  • We seek opportunities to develop teamwork and cooperation to support high performance.
  • We work together with our Community, Councillors, Customers and Council to achieve shared goals and the best outcomes.
  • We communicate and listen openly and honestly to ensure information is shared in an efficient, transparent and timely way.


  • I take responsibility for what I do and what I don't do.
  • I demonstrate my commitment to deliver quality, reliable and professional services to our Community, Councillors, Customers and Council.
  • I recognise my responsibility to learn, change and improve performance.


  • We behave professionally, ethically and reliably in everything we say and do.
  • We are genuine, honest and transparent.
  • We have the courage to do what is right when it’s not the easiest route.


  • I embrace diversity and welcome differences in backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints.
  • I am friendly, open and polite in all my communications.
  • I listen to and value the contributions of others.
  • We support a safe and healthy work environment that treats everyone with fairness and equity.


  • I seek to reflect community needs in the services I deliver.
  • We make decisions today that will positively impact on Shellharbour City and its environment for generations to come. 
  • We adopt a long term view in the decisions we make and the actions we take so we can deliver enduring benefits to our community well into the future.
  • We encourage creativity, innovation and continuous improvement to achieve a lasting impact
Last updated : Wed 23 Jun 2021