•    Work with a variety of local community groups and individuals on locally relevant issues.
•    Encourage community participation, firstly in the identification of needs, and then addressing the issues
•    Support existing community initiatives which promote health e.g. basic living skills, cultural diversity and access to services.
•    Encourage health services and other services to allocate a higher priority to health promoting activities
•    Cooperate in/facilitate the development of networks between Healthy Cities throughout Australia and the western Pacific region
•    Give priority to issues and activities which are based on values of social justice and equity.