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Colac Otway Shire

Profile Performance

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

Colac-Otway Shire (2020-2021)

0.00

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

0.83

All Councils (2020-2021)

1.26

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Colac-Otway Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 1.00 0.95 1.61
2018-2019 1.00 1.14 1.90
2019-2020 1.00 0.81 1.52
2020-2021 0.00 0.83 1.26

Colac-Otway Shire Council Says...

No inspections were conducted at the Centre in 2020 due to COVID-19 closures and restrictions.

Number of visits to aquatic facilities per head of municipal population

Number of visits to aquatic facilities per head of municipal population

Colac-Otway Shire (2020-2021)

1.68

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

1.99

All Councils (2020-2021)

2.27

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Colac-Otway Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 5.01 4.32 5.10
2018-2019 4.60 4.38 5.11
2019-2020 5.17 3.22 3.98
2020-2021 1.68 1.99 2.27

Colac-Otway Shire Council Says...

Bluewater Leisure Centre was closed for a total of 118 days due to COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria in the 2020/21 financial year. Additionally, when the centre reopened on multiple occasions, visitation to the centre was often limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Further, Bluewater changed point of sale & membership software providers in October of 2020, data was not captured on casual or multipass visits to the centre from 1 July 2020 to 27 October 2020 (noting the centre was only open 20 days in July during this period due to COVID-19 closures).

Cost of aquatic facilities per visit

Direct cost to council (less any income received) of providing aquatic facilities per visit. New indicator from July 2019. Please refer to retired indicators link for previous results.

Colac-Otway Shire (2020-2021)

$23.59

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

$17.97

All Councils (2020-2021)

$14.16

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Colac-Otway Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 Service not provided 0 0
2018-2019 Service not provided 0 0
2019-2020 $5.41 $11.66 $8.37
2020-2021 $23.59 $17.97 $14.16

Colac-Otway Shire Council Says...

Bluewater Leisure Centre was closed for a total of 118 days due to COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria in the 2020/21 financial year compared to 74 days the faciloity was closed in the 2029/2020 financial year. Additionally, when the centre reopened on multiple occasions in the 2020/2021 financial year, visitation to the centre was often limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Further, to reduce the financial burdan on facility users, when the centre reopened Council's Executive Management Team approved a month of free access for members and several periods of discounted memberships during restricted operations.