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Yarra 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

Yarra City (2016-2017)

11.29%

Similar Councils (2016-2017)

7.17%

All Councils (2016-2017)

9.45%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Yarra City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 13.00% 8.09% 12.16%
2015-2016 12.67% 9.45% 11.53%
2016-2017 11.29% 7.17% 9.45%

Yarra City Council Says...

Council has actively sought to increase the transparency of decision making by reducing the number of resolutions made at closed meetings. However all contractual and Commercial In Confidence decisions, rather than being delegated to a sub committee of Council are made at a closed Council meetings which adds to the result.

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.

Yarra City (2016-2017)

68/100

Similar Councils (2016-2017)

58/100

All Councils (2016-2017)

55/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Yarra City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 69/100 59/100 56/100
2015-2016 69/100 59/100 55/100
2016-2017 68/100 58/100 55/100

Yarra City Council Says...

Result from the Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey. This continues to be a solid result within acceptable tolerances that reflects Yarra's continued commitment to consult and engage frequently and consistently on statutory and non-statutory matters that affect the community. This includes development of the Council Plan and Budget and planning applications.

Councillor attendance at council meetings

Percentage of attendance at ordinary and special council meetings by councillors

Yarra City (2016-2017)

93.00%

Similar Councils (2016-2017)

94.55%

All Councils (2016-2017)

94.34%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Yarra City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 88.00% 91.43% 91.99%
2015-2016 92.06% 91.42% 91.32%
2016-2017 93.00% 94.55% 94.34%

Yarra City Council Says...

This continues to be a solid result within acceptable tolerances. Councillor attendance at meetings has been increasing since 2014/15.

Cost of governance per councillor

Direct cost of delivering council's governance service per councillor

Yarra City (2016-2017)

$41,026.22

Similar Councils (2016-2017)

$53,354.08

All Councils (2016-2017)

$47,978.61

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Yarra City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 $52,164.89 $55,356.39 $46,996.12
2015-2016 $51,908.85 $55,843.69 $48,411.16
2016-2017 $41,026.22 $53,354.08 $47,978.61

Yarra City Council Says...

There was a decrease in Councillor operational expenditure in 2016/17 compared to previous years, attributed in part to reduced expenditure as a result of Council elections and a change in Council's telecommunications contract resulting in reduction in costs.

Community satisfaction with council decisions

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

Yarra City (2016-2017)

67/100

Similar Councils (2016-2017)

59/100

All Councils (2016-2017)

54/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Yarra City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 65/100 59/100 55/100
2015-2016 68/100 60/100 54/100
2016-2017 67/100 59/100 54/100

Yarra City Council Says...

Result from the Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey. This continues to be a solid result within acceptable tolerances that is underpinned by Council's ongoing commitment to consultation and engagement.

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