Vision and Values

Our Vision

Our vision for the Town of Bassendean is to be a safe, healthy and inclusive community that respects and celebrates cultural heritage and diversity; a home by the Swan for everyone to enjoy.

We share responsibility for climate action and the adoption of sustainable practices to conserve and enhance our environment and natural heritage, including the Swan River ecological corridor, tree canopy, and nature reserves.

We accommodate population growth responsibly with sustainable development, housing diversity, and tree-lined streets. We value and respect our built heritage and have excellent social infrastructure.

Our town centre and precincts are vibrant and welcoming, supporting a diverse range of businesses and local employment opportunities. Community events, markets and other attractions help to draw visitors and connect the community.

Council effectively engages the community, makes well-informed, responsible and transparent decisions, embraces innovation and best practice, and maintains financial sustainability.

Our Values

Our values guide our behaviour and decision making as an organisation and how we strive to lead and serve our community.
Councillor, staff and volunteer contributions are vital in striving to meet our diverse community’s aspirations and wellbeing.
Preserving and communicating our shared history and heritage increases our capacity to balance today’s needs with the long-term interests of future generations.
Sense of Place
We recognise that maintaining our natural environment is crucial to our future. We acknowledge that our community requires Council to preserve and enhance our streetscapes, built and natural environment, and to protect the Swan River as our greatest asset.
Collaborative partnerships and regional cooperation increase value to our community and the East Metropolitan Region.
We strive to achieve the highest standards in local government and to consistently provide consultative, ethical and responsive services.

View the Town of Bassendean's Council Plan.