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Bayside City

Profile Performance

Provision of land use and development assessment services to applicants and the community including advice and determination of applications

Time taken to decide planning applications

Median number of days taken between receipt of a planning application and a decision on the application

Bayside City (2017-2018)

85 days

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

92.82 days

All Councils (2017-2018)

69.69 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Bayside City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 115 days 86.34 days 66.14 days
2015-2016 88 days 90.91 days 70.43 days
2016-2017 118 days 97.75 days 72.54 days
2017-2018 85 days 92.82 days 69.69 days

Bayside City Council Says...

Focus has been placed on time taken to decide planning applications to include additional resources implementing efficiencies. This has made a significant decrease from last year's reportable numbers.

Planning applications decided within required time frames

Percentage of VicSmart planning application decisions made within 10 days and regular planning application decisions made within 60 days

Bayside City (2017-2018)

65.45%

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

58.99%

All Councils (2017-2018)

69.63%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Bayside City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 44.16% 60.67% 70.84%
2015-2016 57.99% 58.72% 69.56%
2016-2017 43.31% 58.83% 70.06%
2017-2018 65.45% 58.99% 69.63%

Bayside City Council Says...

The improvement plan was implemented for this year and results showed significant improvements from last year's reported in addition continued focus remains to improve these results year over year.

Cost of statutory planning service per planning application

Direct cost to council of the statutory planning service per planning application received

Bayside City (2017-2018)

$2,900.26

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

$2,757.12

All Councils (2017-2018)

$2,459.07

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Bayside City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 $2,438.40 $2,153.21 $2,056.97
2015-2016 $1,519.89 $2,151.43 $2,131.65
2016-2017 $2,641.36 $2,469.69 $2,311.71
2017-2018 $2,900.26 $2,757.12 $2,459.07

Bayside City Council Says...

The cost of statutory planning has increased due to investment in an improvement program that is expected to significantly increase application approval timeframes. The majority of the service cost is funded from private application fees.

Council planning decisions upheld at VCAT

Percentage of council planning application decisions subject to review by VCAT that were not set aside

Bayside City (2017-2018)

60.00%

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

56.56%

All Councils (2017-2018)

61.19%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Bayside City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 40.91% 56.70% 61.04%
2015-2016 44.05% 58.19% 66.75%
2016-2017 45.61% 54.14% 58.73%
2017-2018 60.00% 56.56% 61.19%

Bayside City Council Says...

An investment by Council in increased resources in the Planning department has reduced application processing times and improved the quality of decisions.