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Stonnington City

Profile Performance

Provision of good governance to the community including making and implementing decisions with reference to community engagement, policy frameworks and agreed practice

Council decisions made at meetings closed to the public

Percentage of council resolutions made at an ordinary or special meeting of council (or at a meeting of a special committee consisting only of councillors) closed to the public

Stonnington City (2016-2017)

9.47%

Similar Councils (2016-2017)

7.17%

All Councils (2016-2017)

9.45%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Stonnington City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 12.00% 8.09% 12.16%
2015-2016 17.28% 9.45% 11.53%
2016-2017 9.47% 7.17% 9.45%

Stonnington City Council Says...

In 2016/17, Council reduced the number of confidential resolutions by 35% compared to 2015/16. In 2016/17 all Confidential Business matters are listed in the open Notice Paper. Commercial-in-confidence matters such as property purchases, Public Acquisition Overlays, contracts, legal matters and external financial reports attributed to 67% of all confidential resolutions. Citizen of Year and CEO contract items are publicly released in Council Meeting minutes. All property purchases are recorded in the Annual Statements after completion or nearing completion of acquisition.

Community satisfaction with community consultation and engagement

Community satisfaction rating out of 100 with the consultation and engagement efforts of the council. This includes consulting and engaging directly with the community on key local issues requiring decisions by council.

Stonnington City (2016-2017)

58/100

Similar Councils (2016-2017)

58/100

All Councils (2016-2017)

55/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Stonnington City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 63/100 59/100 56/100
2015-2016 60/100 59/100 55/100
2016-2017 58/100 58/100 55/100

Stonnington City Council Says...

Satisfaction with community consultation and engagement, whilst lower than 2016, is not a significant decline and is still one point higher than the metropolitan average and three points higher than the state average.

Councillor attendance at council meetings

Percentage of attendance at ordinary and special council meetings by councillors

Stonnington City (2016-2017)

91.88%

Similar Councils (2016-2017)

94.55%

All Councils (2016-2017)

94.34%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Stonnington City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 92.00% 91.43% 91.99%
2015-2016 86.77% 91.42% 91.32%
2016-2017 91.88% 94.55% 94.34%

Stonnington City Council Says...

Councillor attendance increased in 2016/17.

Cost of governance per councillor

Direct cost of delivering council's governance service per councillor

Stonnington City (2016-2017)

$60,078.78

Similar Councils (2016-2017)

$53,354.08

All Councils (2016-2017)

$47,978.61

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Stonnington City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 $53,010.44 $55,356.39 $46,996.12
2015-2016 $55,714.22 $55,843.69 $48,411.16
2016-2017 $60,078.78 $53,354.08 $47,978.61

Stonnington City Council Says...

Cost of governance increased due to Council election held in November 2016. Higher operating expenses are directly related to the activities of the elected councillors such as allowances (set by the Minister), Councillor induction, issuing of new technology, training and professional development, conferences, seminars, memberships of professional bodies and other incidental expenses.

Community satisfaction with council decisions

Community satisfaction rating out 100 with how council has performed in making decisions in the interests of the community

Stonnington City (2016-2017)

60/100

Similar Councils (2016-2017)

59/100

All Councils (2016-2017)

54/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Stonnington City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 59/100 59/100 55/100
2015-2016 60/100 60/100 54/100
2016-2017 60/100 59/100 54/100

Stonnington City Council Says...

Community satisfaction with Council decisions is consistent with previous years, and two points higher than the metropolitan average and six points higher than the state average.

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