Vision and principles

The North Coast Collectives adopts the World Health Organsiation definition of health: a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. 

Strong partnerships

Working together to improve the health and wellbeing of the 520,000 people living on the North Coast.

Shared investment​

Working together to invest money more wisely for better outcomes, reducing duplication and waste.


Working together to deliver local health and social system change, to improve lives.

A cross-sectoral approach

To achieve our vision, we are adopting a cross-sectoral approach. The North Coast Collective seeks traditional health service partners as well as partners beyond the health system, like the NSW Department of Education. 

Partners in our collective, will undertake joint planning, set regional priorities, share resourcing and commit to pursuing the best return on investment for health outcomes.

Fundamental principles

We are all responsible for outcomes

We embrace shared decision making, democratic accountability and a commitment to hear every voice. To achieve success, we must all have ownership.

The North Coast Collective acknowledges the skills of, and input from, consumers and service providers to ensure services reflect the identity and diversity of local populations. 

We seek sustainable improvement

We will be bold and embrace new models of care and new models for commissioning, to deliver improved outcomes and financial sustainability.

Our collective encourages the development of new investment and resourcing models and the decommissioning of failing approaches. Our ongoing improvement is in line with the tenets of the quadruple aim.

We are all accountable

We will set tough targets for improvement, and hold ourselves accountable to achieve them.

We accept there is a risk of non-achievement and our financial models reflect this.

We are transparent​

We will be clear about the problems we are trying to solve, their purpose and scope, and the decisions we make.

Transparency ensures everyone at the local level can understand our decision making.