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Colac Otway Shire has seven councillors representing the ratepayers. They meet on a regular basis including at monthly Council meetings which are also open to the public.

Council meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

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Vision, mission and values statement


A sustainable community with a vibrant future.


Council will work with our community and partners to provide:
Innovative leadership, good governance and financial accountability
Value for money, accessible and appropriately targeted services
A strong advocacy and engagement approach to achieve a truly liveable community


Respect Be open and consistent in our dealings with people and respect their views.
Continually work on developing relationships built on trust. Treat others as we would like others to treat us. Acknowledge the opinions of others and their right to be different.

Integrity We will work in an open and transparent way, ensuring our processes, decisions and actions are ethical, responsible and honest.

Goodwill We will have an attitude of kindness or friendliness and build a good relationship with our customers and community.

Honesty We will be consistent, keep our promises, admit our mistakes and clearly communicate our decisions.

Trust We will act honestly, openly and fairly to build levels of trust.


We commit to being open and responsive to community needs; to being an effective Council, and to strive to make our Shire an inclusive, safe and desirable place to live.



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