Council Vision, Mission and Outcomes

The Council exists to ensure our communities have a good quality of life – both now and in the future. That means that, we as a local authority not only need to identify what our communities need, we also have to demonstrate how we will fulfil those needs.

Our Mission

We will deliver quality, affordable services and facilities to ratepayers, residents and visitors to the Coromandel through responsible and innovative leadership by elected members and staff and through the empowerment of our communities.

We will do so while managing the balance between the social, economic, cultural and environmental considerations of our district.


Our Vision

We will provide quality services and facilities, which are affordable, and delivered with a high standard of customer service.

We will be a good community citizen through our support of community organisations, economic development and the protection of the environment.

The Coromandel Peninsula is a desirable place to live, work and visit.


Our Values

  • Displaying empathy and compassion
  • Fiscally responsible and prudent with ratepayers money
  • Integrity, transparency and accountability in all our actions
  • Creating strong partnerships with our district's iwi
  • Treating all employees fairly and evenly in accordance with good employer practice
  • Being a great place to work where staff are inspired to be the best they can
  • Working with and having meaningful and ongoing consultation with our communities
  • Having pride in what we do
  • Being a highly effective and fast moving organisation.

Council Outcomes

  • Outcome 1: We will act strategically
  • Outcome 2: We will protect and enhance our natural environment
  • Outcome 3: We will deliver quality, affordable services and continuously improve our organisation
  • Outcome 4: We will empower our communities by protecting and enhancing local democracy
  • Outcome 5: We will develop strong leadership capability throughout the organisation and community
  • Outcome 6: We will develop strong partnerships and strategic alliances to ensure a thriving economy
  • Outcome 7: We will have a highly skilled and motivated workforce that is easy to do business with

Our objectives

Major projects
Strategy objectives

Consult, adopt and implement the following strategies by 30 June 2014:

  • Thames Urban Development
  • Events Strategy
  • Aquaculture Strategy
  • Economic Development
  • Youth Strategy
  • Water Strategy
  • Coromandel Harbour Strategy
  • Implement Local Government Act Reforms and review activities for 2015 Ten Year Plan
Other major objectives
  • Produce a "proposed" District Plan for notification by the end of 2013
  • Deliver our Ten Year Plan and within agreed levels of service
  • Deliver the feasibility of a unitary authority for the Coromandel
  • Implement co-governance and treaty settlement arrangements by end of 2015