Wyndham is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Victoria, with a population forecast of over 350,000 people by 2031. In Wyndham there are 12 babies born every day and just over 200 new residents moving to the area each week.
Once described as ‘the country suburb’, Wyndham has reinvented itself as a City of choice with people wanting to experience the ‘city.coast.country’ lifestyle. Residents love Wyndham for its diverse and colourful community, family friendly way of life, vibrant retail and shopping precincts, and rapidly growing economy.
The municipality is located on beautiful rich basalt soils, making it one of Australia’s most productive and successful market garden, farming and grazing regions. Wyndham also features 27.4 km of coastline and is home to some amazing natural open space areas like the Point Cook Costal Park, K Road Cliffs on the Werribee River and the Point Cook Marine Sanctuary.
Tourism is a key focus for Wyndham. Our major tourism attractions like the Werribee Mansion, Werribee Open Range Zoo, National Equestrian Centre and the stunning ShadowFax Winery and Restaurant attract visitors from all over Australia and the world.
The municipality also boasts a strong and vibrant arts and events scene. Popular events include the State Rose and Garden Show, Equitana and the World Polo Championships, and two very popular Melbourne Food and Wine Festival events: Fromage a Trois Cheese and Cider Festival and the World’s Longest Lunch. The community also enjoys beautiful art venues like the Werribee Art Gallery and Art Space, Werribee Cultural Centre and the Performing Arts Centre.
Wyndham City Vision, Mission and Values
- Vision: Diverse People, One Community, Our Future
- Mission: We strive to serve the best interests of the Wyndham community by providing quality services; managing growth; and supporting residents to lead healthy, safe, vibrant and productive lives, while protecting our local environment.
- Values: Integrity, Community Focus, Respect, Commitment, Leadership and Teamwork
Grow with us: We are committed to developing and growing our people through a blend of comprehensive professional development and a workplace that continually challenges and strengthens your ability. Our employees enjoy the benefits of both on and off-site training courses, access to self-paced learning resources and support for approved further education with a progressive study assistance program.
Our Wyndham, Towards 2040
Our Wyndham, Towards 2040, together with the City Plan, drive the organisation to secure Wyndham’s prosperity, sustainability and liveability into the future.
Our Wyndham, Towards 2040 commits us to being an organisation that is agile, innovative, contemporary, customer focused and efficient as well as successful in meeting the growing and emerging needs and aspirations of the community.
Our Wyndham, Towards 2040 Community First Vision
Working in partnership with Councillors to ensure Wyndham is an organisation that inspires confidence, is community focussed, innovative, responsive to the diverse needs of our community and a place that our residents and businesses are proud to call home.
At Wyndham City we put our community first. ‘Community First’ is a mindset that we bring to everything we do. It encourages us to look through the eyes of community and work collaboratively across the organisation and with our community.
Our Community First approach aims to strengthen our focus on delivering on the community’s Vision; Wyndham 2040 which focuses on:
• People and Community
• Places and Spaces
• Earning and Learning
• Leading and Participation
The community’s vision and our focus on Community First has driven Council’s key strategic priorities in the City Plan.
1. Enterprise Project Management Office
2. Great Places and Precincts
3. Continuous Improvement
4. Aligned Organisational Culture and Capability
5. Good Governance
Elusive Work/Life Balance: Creating work/life balance is no longer just a pipedream. At Wyndham City we recognise that people work more effectively when their lives are in balance which is why we consider flexible work arrangements where it meets our business needs. Our banded full time employees enjoy a fortnightly rostered day off.
Make friends at lunchtime: Wyndham City has a number of offices and sites located throughout the municipality, some of which have a range of facilities including kitchenettes, vending machines, TVs, billiards and table tennis tables.
For a sustainable future: Wyndham City has an active Green Team and new members are always welcome. The Green Team work on initiatives aimed at making our office clean, green and sustainable.
Save for the Festive Season: Our Staff Christmas Club allows our employees to nominate an amount to be deducted from their fortnightly pay which will then be deposited back in to their account in the last pay schedule in November
Get to know your colleagues: Here at Wyndham we have created an environment where our employees have the opportunity to get to know each other both socially and professionally. Our Social Club activities include monthly Happy Hour, an annual Dinner Dance, children’s Christmas Party and group bookings to films and the theatre throughout the year.
Transfer of Benefits
Continued service with Local Government: We value your continued service with local Government. It’s not uncommon for some of our employees to have worked in other Councils and therefore there is the availability of transfer of some service entitlements for Councils within Victoria.
Creating a healthy workplace: Wyndham City provides annual influenza vaccination at no cost to the employee
Local Government Employee Health Plan
For your peace of mind: Local Government Employee Health Plan offers highly competitive rates for health insurance