Roles and Responsibilities - Our Vision, Our Mission, Our Goals

Our Vision

A National Capital which symbolises Australia's heritage, values and aspirations, is internationally recognised, and worthy of pride by Australians

Our Mission

To build the National Capital in the hearts of all Australians

Our Goals

To realise the promise of the city plan and the ideals of the founders
We will work toward:

  • a National Capital which demonstrates the common purpose of the Australian people and profiles Canberra as the home of the Australian Parliament
  • a Capital which is relevant to Australians, reflecting Australia's rich and diverse heritage, its people and their aspirations
  • a robust and sustainable planning framework that supports the needs of the Capital now and in the future, and establishes a dynamic relationship between the Capital's cultural and natural settings
  • a Capital worthy of national pride and valued by Australians

To foster Canberra as the National Capital
We will work toward:

  • informing Australians about the role, character, institutions, ceremonies and relevance of their National Capital
  • a Capital which broadens the experience of all Australian citizens and stimulates their understanding of country and culture
  • a Capital recognised as a place for significant national and international events
  • a Capital which, as host to a broad range of national cultural, recreation and ceremonial occasions, encourages Australians from all parts of the country to visit.

To develop the special character of the National Capital
We will work toward:

  • the retention and enhancement of Canberra's unique landscape character and recognition of Australia's diverse cultural heritage
  • the management and enhancement of the value of national land and assets for current and future generations
  • managing heritage places to protect and conserve their heritage values in accordance with our heritage strategy
  • building accessible and affordable national public places and facilities for all Australians
  • the establishment of a dynamic relationship between the symbolic and governance functions of Canberra as the National Capital and the lifestyle requirements of those for whom the city is home
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