Our Values

Be Fair To Everyone
A rising tide lifts all boats. No-one in the Mackenzie District should be left behind in the name of ‘progress’.
Peace & Serenity Matters
These are the defining, unique, extremely special characteristics of our district –and they need to be protected.
Not Afraid to be Different
We will look for unique ways to innovate and will not let fear of criticism hold us back from doing the right thing.
Do Things with Respect & Trust
We will, in every circumstance, operate with honesty and integrity, enabling mutual respect and trust within our organisation, with our community and with all others.
Things Better For the Future
We are here for more than to save the current day – our duty as public servants to the Mackenzie District community creates an obligation that we leave things better for future generations.

Our Expectations


As part of the Mackenzie District Council we want to work as a team to deliver the best outcomes for our district.  We are building our organisational culture around the principles of delivering for our customers, our organisational values, working together, and focussing on outcomes rather than tasks.

That means we will:

  • provide strong customer service to all our customers,
  • operate collaboratively as a total Council team, and
  • deliver our services in a way that is best for the district (as opposed to best for the Council).

In short, we want you to think about what we are trying to achieve, and then work as a team to provide great services to the residents of our district.

Working with us is much more than simply completing the task – it’s about how you go about doing the task, how you make a difference to the organisation, the ways you work with others, and how you deliver the best services to the district.

We’re crafting a new way of working together here at Council.  We think each of us has a key role to play in making our district a great place to live.  We do that by giving superb service to our customers; we do it by working together as a group; we do it by building a culture where we can all contribute our ideas; and we do it by focusing on our outcomes.

Where appropriate, we want you to be part of cross organisational teams, to bring your solutions to the table, and to work with those teams to implement them.

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