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Yarra City

Profile Performance

Provision of animal management and responsible pet ownership services to the community including monitoring, registration, enforcement and education

Time taken to action animal management requests

Average number of days it has taken for council to action animal management requests. 2015/16 was the first year of reporting for this indicator.

Yarra City (2017-2018)

1.89 days

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

2.28 days

All Councils (2017-2018)

2.19 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Yarra City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 0 0 0
2015-2016 2.06 days 2.91 days 2.17 days
2016-2017 2.46 days 2.55 days 2.06 days
2017-2018 1.89 days 2.28 days 2.19 days

Yarra City Council Says...

The time to action requests remains under 3 days and is within acceptable parameters.

Animals reclaimed from council

Percentage of all collected cats and dogs (feral and registered) which have been reclaimed

Yarra City (2017-2018)

52.25%

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

52.68%

All Councils (2017-2018)

50.34%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Yarra City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 64.00% 59.12% 54.99%
2015-2016 72.85% 55.19% 54.57%
2016-2017 55.49% 54.69% 51.24%
2017-2018 52.25% 52.68% 50.34%

Yarra City Council Says...

The downward trend in animals reclaimed since 2017/18 is in part due to the 20117/18 and 2018/19 results including feral and diseased animals captured or surrendered to the pound service, current legislation prohibits these animals from being reclaimed or rehoused. Prior to this feral and diseased animals were excluded from the count.

Cost of animal management service per registered animal

Direct cost to council of the animal management service per domestic animal (i.e. cats and dogs) that has been registered

Yarra City (2017-2018)

$55.04

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

$57.21

All Councils (2017-2018)

$59.95

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Yarra City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 $44.24 $46.78 $47.45
2015-2016 $40.11 $48.31 $50.43
2016-2017 $51.98 $52.89 $53.75
2017-2018 $55.04 $57.21 $59.95

Yarra City Council Says...

The increased cost in 2016/17 and 2017/18 reflect increased patrol and prosecution activity

Animal management prosecutions

Number of animal management charges (excluding unpaid fines) that result in a prosecution in favour of council

Yarra City (2017-2018)

13.00

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

15.52

All Councils (2017-2018)

13.73

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Yarra City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 4.00 10.76 11.44
2015-2016 5.00 11.05 11.24
2016-2017 11.00 11.71 10.84
2017-2018 13.00 15.52 13.73

Yarra City Council Says...

Council has increased its patrol activity since 2016/17 compared to previous years including follow-up of alleged dog attacks where the owner could not originally be identified resulting in an increase in prosecutions.

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