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Ararat Rural 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.

Ararat Rural City (2018-2019)

1 days

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

2.17 days

All Councils (2018-2019)

2.03 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Ararat Rural City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 1 days 1.69 days 2.17 days
2016-2017 1 days 1.5 days 2.06 days
2017-2018 1 days 1.61 days 2.19 days
2018-2019 1 days 2.17 days 2.03 days

Ararat Rural City Council Says...

Council places a strong emphasis on responsible pet ownership and community safety, ensuring all requests for animal management received are actioned on the same day.

Animals reclaimed from council

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

Ararat Rural City (2018-2019)

83.18%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

46.45%

All Councils (2018-2019)

50.95%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Ararat Rural City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 17.20% 58.40% 54.57%
2016-2017 38.85% 51.03% 51.24%
2017-2018 35.35% 49.31% 50.34%
2018-2019 83.18% 46.45% 50.95%

Ararat Rural City Council Says...

This significant improvement for Council is due to the introduction of a Council program to actively work with adoption agencies, significantly increasing the number of animals being reclaimed and adopted.

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

Ararat Rural City (2018-2019)

$104.66

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$64.39

All Councils (2018-2019)

$63.27

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Ararat Rural City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $78.45 $56.28 $50.43
2016-2017 $83.11 $60.80 $53.75
2017-2018 $90.02 $65.68 $59.95
2018-2019 $104.66 $64.39 $63.27

Ararat Rural City Council Says...

This variance is due to a lower number of animals reported as registered from 2017/2018 (2950) compared to 2018/2019 (2435). A review of the registered pets database in 2018/2019 found in previous years, inactive pets have been incorrectly reported as registered. The decrease in the figure is a result of this review, this figure will be more accurately reported into the future. The total direct cost of the animal management service decreased by 4% from 2017/18. Further savings in animal management costs are expected in 2019/2020.

Animal management prosecutions

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

Ararat Rural City (2018-2019)

Not applicable for this reporting period

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

1.13

All Councils (2018-2019)

12.32

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Ararat Rural City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 3.00 4.00 11.24
2016-2017 Not applicable for this reporting period 4.00 10.84
2017-2018 Not applicable for this reporting period 5.00 13.73
2018-2019 Not applicable for this reporting period 1.13 12.32

Ararat Rural City Council Says...

There were no animal prosecutions during 2019.