About the Council

The Yass Valley Council's role is to uphold democratic government and to provide leadership, through the election of nine Councillors. 

Council meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 4:00pm.  The public and the press are welcome to attend these meetings as per the meeting calendar. At 4:00pm at each Council Meeting an Open Forum is held when the public is given an opportunity to address Council. Anyone wishing to address Council on agenda items should put their request in writing to the General Manager prior to the meeting.

Agenda papers and Minutes of these meetings are available online or at the Council Office. Council is also supported by a number of Committees, that include some community representation.

Day to day operations are managed by the General Manager and three Directors.

Council's Vision Statement

A diverse rural region that provides lifestyle, business and recreation choices, while sustaining our environment, history and community.

Community Strategic Goals

Council's Mission Statement

To support the progress of Yass Valley by proactively servicing our community, while being an innovative and responsive Council.

Our Core Values

  • Customer Services
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Effective Communication
  • Innovation
  • Uncompromising Integrity
  • Value for Money
  • Ongoing Consultation
  • Review and Development

Council Challenges and Opportunities

  • Local Government Reform
  • Integrated Management Systems
  • Keeping technology current and relevant
  • Funding and Financial Strategies
  • Policy Development and Review
  • Risk Management System
  • Asset Management
  • Future Strategic Planning