Our Investors in People program

Investors in People is an externally accredited global standard which acknowledges our outstanding commitment to the development of our staff.

We were the first Australian organisation to receive Investors in People gold accreditation. To receive this accreditation, the Investors in People International group assessed our organisation to ensure we were meeting a long list of criteria about how we support, lead and develop our staff. We have received Gold accreditation until 2019.


Our staff benefit through:

  • Feeling they are a valued staff member at Council and knowing how they make a difference.
  • Understanding organisational goals and the roles that we play in achieving great outcomes for our community.
  • Being given opportunities for learning and development and personal growth.
  • Knowing they are respected for who they are and the talents and experiences that they bring to Council.
  • Working in an organisation which really cares for our health and wellbeing.
  • Being encouraged to share ideas and recognised for outstanding performance.
  • Encouraged to demonstrate their leadership no matter what their title.
  • Having a sense of pride and confidence in our organisation as an Investor in People.

The organisation benefits through:

  • International recognition of the organisation as an employer of choice and high performing workplace.
  • Alignment with our values which drive everything we do as an organisation for our community.
  • Having a practical framework for ongoing benchmarking and improvement of our organisational development strategy and practices.
  • More targeted learning and development and better return on the investment in people.
  • Improved productivity and morale through greater employee engagement with organisational goals and values.
  • Effective and transparent leadership and communication across the organisation.
  • Support for our policies and practices with equality of opportunity, diversity and employee health and wellbeing.
  • Attracting and retaining high calibre staff.