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Strategic Plan


'Strong Communities. We achieve our goals together by walking in both worlds.'


We work in partnership with community towards providing meaningful employment and economic opportunities, delivering outstanding customer services and infrastructure.

Core Values

The values or behaviours that Council will embrace to support our Purpose and guide us in achieving the Vision are:

Respectful – we respect our communities and staff of all cultures. We respect elders past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, the traditions the culture and hopes of Indigenous Australia. We acknowledge that Aboriginal culture is a living culture and that Aboriginal people continue to live in spiritual and sacred relationship with country.

Inclusive – we are open, transparent and engaged with our communities and partners. We value diverse perspectives and voices and encourage their incorporation into our work practises

Innovative - we encourage and promote a culture of safety where innovation is celebrated and new ways of working are implemented to improve our services

Integrity – we are open, transparent and accountable


The following pillars represent the priorities, interests, requirements, aspirations and needs of the communities within West Arnhem Regional Council.


The Strategic Plan sets out Council’s six pillars:

  • Pillar 1 Partnerships, Relationships and Belonging

  • Pillar 2 Increased Local Indigenous Employment

  • Pillar 3 Safety and Wellbeing

  • Pillar 4 Service Delivery and Built Environment

  • Pillar 5 Sustainability and Climate Action

  • Pillar 6 Foundations of Governance