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Living in Dorset

Dorset Council provides community services based on the principles of quality, equity, value and responsiveness.

Visiting Dorset

Dorset has a unique blend of wilderness, wildlife, stunning scenery, mining heritage, secluded beaches and world class golf courses.

Contact us

  • Phone (03) 6352 6500
  • Fax (03) 6352 6509
  • After hrs 1300 858 824

Business community in Dorset

Dorset Council is focused on providing support to potential investors to facilitate sustainable developments large and small.

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Organisation

Dorset Council employs 59 full-time equivalent staff, at various sites throughout the Dorset municipality.


Council's Works & Infrastructure Team is located at depots situated in Scottsdale, Bridport and Derby.  Click here to view the municipal area.

Dorset Council also employs seasonal, casual staff to operate our pools in Scottsdale and Branxholm, cleaners and caretakers for our public amenities and halls, and caretakers for the Bridport Seaside Caravan Park.

Management Team

John Marik (Director - Corporate Services), Rohan Willis (Director - Community & Development), Dwaine Griffin (Director - Works & Infrastructure), Tim Watson (General Manager)

 

Dorset Council's full organisational structure can be viewed here 


Dorset Council Vision Statement 

Our Vision - Drive future prosperity of Dorset by facilitating and promoting investment and population growth to strengthen our economic and social diversity.

Our Mission - An efficient Council that provides value to ratepayers, is responsive to community challenges and is proactive in implementing practical initiatives in response to these challenges, be they social or economic.   Our philosophy is to keep rates and fees and charges amongst the lowest in regional Australia, support business investment and make Council facilities free of charge to the community.

Our Values

Leadership - We lead by example through our behaviours and approach to work.  We are a proactive advocate for the community, and engage with the community in determining and driving a vision for Dorset

Creative Thinking - We create a solution-based environment that challenges the status quo and encourages innovation in response to the challenges of a constantly changing environment

Customer Service - We meet our service standards in a professional and responsive manner 

Engagement - We communicate openly and encourage the active participation of the community

Financially Responsible - We deliver services to the community in a sustainable and strategic cost effective way

Respect - We engage in open dialogue, whilst accepting there will be differences of opinion


Dorset Customer Service Charter

The Customer Service Charter is in compliance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993 and outlines our commitment to customers in accordance with our mission statement and provides a formalised process for making complaints or requests. It outlines customers’ rights, mutual expectations, the standards customers can expect when dealing with Council and what a customer can do if dissatisfied with Council decisions or actions.  Dorset Council's Charter can be found here in our Policy Register - Policy No 18.