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Bayside City

Profile Performance

Provision of land use and development assessment services to applicants and the community including advice and determination of applications

Time taken to decide planning applications

Median number of days taken between receipt of a planning application and a decision on the application

Bayside City (2018-2019)

41 days

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

85.98 days

All Councils (2018-2019)

69.6 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Bayside City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 88 days 90.91 days 70.43 days
2016-2017 118 days 97.75 days 72.54 days
2017-2018 85 days 92.82 days 69.69 days
2018-2019 41 days 85.98 days 69.6 days

Bayside City Council Says...

Bayside has proactively reviewed administrative processes and procedures to assist in processing applications which has resulted in a significant decrease from previous years.

Planning applications decided within required time frames

Percentage of VicSmart planning application decisions made within 10 days and regular planning application decisions made within 60 days

Bayside City (2018-2019)

70.47%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

62.35%

All Councils (2018-2019)

70.17%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Bayside City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 57.99% 58.72% 69.56%
2016-2017 43.31% 58.83% 70.06%
2017-2018 65.45% 58.99% 69.63%
2018-2019 70.47% 62.35% 70.17%

Bayside City Council Says...

In 2018/19, a total of 1270 application (974 apps and 296 VicSmart apps) were determined with 895 applications (638 apps and 257 VicSmart apps) made within the statutory day time frame. The overall performance for 2018/19 of 70.47% of all decisions determined in the statutory time frame demonstrates a significant uplift from the previous year results of 65%. This demonstrates resources committed by the Council in 2016 and the service improvement initiatives being implemented (digital platforms, on-line lodgement and new website and informative videos) are contributing to streamlining of processes.

Cost of statutory planning service per planning application

Direct cost to council of the statutory planning service per planning application received

Bayside City (2018-2019)

$3,089.86

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$2,810.14

All Councils (2018-2019)

$2,615.43

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Bayside City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $1,519.89 $2,151.43 $2,131.65
2016-2017 $2,641.36 $2,469.69 $2,311.71
2017-2018 $2,900.26 $2,757.12 $2,459.07
2018-2019 $3,089.86 $2,810.14 $2,615.43

Bayside City Council Says...

The cost of the service for the 2018/19 year was a total of $3.8M, resulting in an average processing cost of $3,089.66 per application. This is slightly higher than previous years, but reflects additional investment in resourcing and system improvements in addition to the costs associated with senior representation at VCAT.

Council planning decisions upheld at VCAT

Percentage of council planning application decisions subject to review by VCAT that were not set aside

Bayside City (2018-2019)

51.79%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

52.54%

All Councils (2018-2019)

52.64%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Bayside City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 44.05% 58.19% 66.75%
2016-2017 45.61% 54.14% 58.73%
2017-2018 60.00% 56.56% 61.19%
2018-2019 51.79% 52.54% 52.64%

Bayside City Council Says...

During the reporting year 56 appeals have been determined with 29 being affirmed, resulting in an overall result of 51.79% of decisions being upheld. This is a direct result of Council applying the Planning Scheme consistently and communicating its expectations effectively to all applicants. A large portion of the success is a result of the matters being settled prior to VCAT hearings.