A vibrant sustainable rural community growing in harmony with its neighbours.


To provide, open, cost effective governance, infrastructure and services that reflect and balance the priorities of those who choose to live, work, play or visit our community, and to enhance quality of life for them.


  • Fiscal responsibility and fairness
  • Honesty, integrity, openness and accountability
  • Respect for individuals and diversity


  • To protect and promote opportunities for growth and development of agriculture
  • To encourage compatible residential, commercial and industrial development
  • To ensure positive communication within the Municipality and with other stakeholders
  • To manage all growth and development in an environmentally sensitive manner
  • A safe, friendly and responsive environment for residents and staff
  • To provide visionary leadership for a sustainable long term future
  • To provide excellence in public service