Our Vision & Values

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters long-term strategic management plan, CityPlan 2030: Shaping Our Future, outlines the strategic direction of the Council and our City over the next 20 years.

Our Vision

A City which values its heritage, cultural diversity, sense of place and natural environment.

A progressive City which is prosperous, sustainable and socially cohesive, with a strong community spirit.

CityPlan 2030 is focused on priorities which were identified by Council and the community and translated into four key Outcomes:

1. Social Equity

2. Cultural Vitality

3. Economic Prosperity

4. Environmental Sustainability

CityPlan 2030 is the framework that helps us, as an organisation, remain focused on realising our Vision.

In addition to CityPlan 2030, the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has embraced a management system based on the philosophy and principles of the Australian Business Excellence Framework (ABEF) which underpins management and co-ordination of the Council’s operations.

As a result of implementing the ABEF, the organisation has developed a shared set of Values which guide the day-to-day activities of the Council.


Our People

We are committed, empowered and accountable. We recognise the contribution of others.


Working Together

A positive team, we work collaboratively in an open, honest and transparent environment, supporting each other to get things done.



Leading by example, we all live our values, inspire each other and deliver clear and consistent direction.



We strive for excellence in everything we do and encourage innovation and quality.



We demonstrate respect and honesty and always act in the best interests of our citizens and our community.



We seek to improve quality of life for our citizens and community and we treat all stakeholders with respect.

All Council staff are asked to take ownership of these core Values and recognise that they, as individuals, have a responsibility to contribute to the creation of an organisational culture in which these Values can be realised.