Our purpose and values

Our purpose 

We are here to be of service to our local community and make the Inner West a great place to be.

Our values 

Integrity value logo


  • We are responsive, accountable and will follow through for each other and the community
  • We are transparent and open about the reasons for our decisions and actions
  • We create a safe and trusting environment by walking our talk
  • We are fair and ethical in everything we do
  • We do what we say we are going to do

Respect value icon


  • We treat everyone equitably and fairly
  • We embrace diversity
  • We acknowledge and value the needs of everyone
  • We actively seek to listen and understand each other’s point of view
  • We value our environment and always consider our impact
  • We value feedback from our community and will respond in a timely manner
  • We actively engage with and deliver for our community

Innovation value icon


  • We foster creativity and the open exchange of ideas
  • We value and seek out new ways of doing things and explore opportunities
  • We pursue excellence in everything we do
  • We honour what we have while seeking to improve
  • We adapt and change creatively
  • We adapt our services for future generations

Compassion value icon


  • We treat each other with care and keep each other safe
  • We approach each other and our community with empathy and ask how we can help
  • We acknowledge our differences and empower each other to succeed
  • We care about each other and our community’s concerns
  • We nurture relationships and cultivate inclusiveness and unity
  • We proactively listen to, respond to and support each other

collaboration value


  • We evolve by working together and learning from each other
  • We grow by sharing our time and ideas
  • We celebrate each other’s achievements
  • We work together to achieve our common purpose

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Page last updated: 29 Mar 2022