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About Know Your Council

 

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The LGPRF is a key initiative to improve the transparency and accountability of council performance to ratepayers and to provide a more meaningful set of information to the public. The framework is made up of 66 measures and a governance and management checklist of 24 items which together build a comprehensive picture of council performance, details of which can be found in the Local Government Better Practice Guide Indicator Workbook (DOCX, 1.3MB) or (PDF, 852KB). The groupings that councils can be compared in can be found in the Local Government Comparator Groups Practice Note (DOCX, 36.4KB) or (PDF, 399KB).

Know Your Council and the LGPRF have been developed by Local Government Victoria (LGV) within the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). Mandatory performance reporting became a requirement for local government from the 2014-15 local government annual budgeting and reporting cycle onwards. LGV has worked with Melbourne-based web developers, Ladoo to design and build the site. You can learn more about how this was done in the videos below:

 

Much of the Local Government Performance Reporting Framework data comes from or is linked to other databases and data systems. For access to further data links click here

An annual survey of councils is conducted each year to inform future LGPRF reporting periods. The report from the 2014/15 reporting period survey is available here

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You can use our contact form if you have any questions for us, or if you'd like to let us know about something. Your query might relate to:

  • Your council's results or profile information
  • Information in the Guide to Councils
  • This website or the LGPRF
  • Access to the full dataset.