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Provision of indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities to the community and visitors for wellbeing, water safety, sport and recreation

Health inspections of aquatic facilities

Number of inspections by an authorised officer carried out per Council aquatic facility

Yarra City (2017-2018)

4.00

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

2.29

All Councils (2017-2018)

1.61

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Yarra City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 2.00 2.09 1.68
2015-2016 3.00 2.36 1.68
2016-2017 4.33 2.48 1.71
2017-2018 4.00 2.29 1.61

Yarra City Council Says...

Council has increased its inspection frequency in the last 2 years as part of its pool management program.

Reportable safety incidents at aquatic facilities

Number of WorkSafe reportable aquatic facility safety incidents

Yarra City (2017-2018)

1.00

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

2.84

All Councils (2017-2018)

1.53

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Yarra City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 0.00 2.79 1.30
2015-2016 1.00 2.79 1.86
2016-2017 0.00 2.26 1.36
2017-2018 1.00 2.84 1.53

Yarra City Council Says...

The low number of reportable safety incidents over the past 4 years is due in part to the services safety accreditation program.

Cost of indoor aquatic facilities per visit

Direct cost to council (less any income received) of providing indoor aquatic facilities per visit

Yarra City (2017-2018)

$1.23

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

$0.56

All Councils (2017-2018)

$2.79

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Yarra City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 $1.14 $0.79 $2.86
2015-2016 $1.18 $0.54 $2.82
2016-2017 $0.49 $0.46 $2.76
2017-2018 $1.23 $0.56 $2.79

Yarra City Council Says...

A change in year-end reporting in 2016/17 resulted in some 2016/17 expenditure items being carried over into 2017/18. The impact of this was a reduction in the cost per visit in 2016/17 and inflation of the 2017/18 result.

Cost of outdoor aquatic facilities per visit

Direct cost to council (less any income received) of providing outdoor aquatic facilities per visit

Yarra City (2017-2018)

Service not provided

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

$6.65

All Councils (2017-2018)

$11.66

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Yarra City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 Service not provided $6.52 $13.45
2015-2016 Service not provided $6.22 $11.65
2016-2017 Service not provided $5.57 $12.03
2017-2018 Service not provided $6.65 $11.66

Yarra City Council Says...

All City of Yarra pools are defined as indoor pools under the LGPRF guidelines.

Number of visits to aquatic facilities per head of municipal population

Number of visits to aquatic facilities per head of municipal population

Yarra City (2017-2018)

9.14

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

7.07

All Councils (2017-2018)

5.10

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Yarra City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 11.80 7.02 5.00
2015-2016 11.63 6.86 5.26
2016-2017 11.96 7.32 5.27
2017-2018 9.14 7.07 5.10

Yarra City Council Says...

A number of pools were closed for maintenance and refurbishment works during 2017/18 reducing the availability to the public and impacting on the total number of visitations in 2017/18. Considering the slight drop in 2017/18 this still continues to be a strong result and reflects significantly higher than average utilisation compared to the all Council's average result in 2016/17.

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