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Colac Otway Shire

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

Colac-Otway Shire (2020-2021)

7.64%

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

7.74%

All Councils (2020-2021)

7.81%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Colac-Otway Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 17.86% 8.66% 9.29%
2018-2019 6.10% 7.98% 9.55%
2019-2020 8.11% 8.39% 9.84%
2020-2021 7.64% 7.74% 7.81%

Colac-Otway Shire Council Says...

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.

Colac-Otway Shire (2020-2021)

60/100

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

53/100

All Councils (2020-2021)

56/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Colac-Otway Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 55/100 53/100 56/100
2018-2019 54/100 53/100 56/100
2019-2020 55/100 53/100 56/100
2020-2021 60/100 53/100 56/100

Colac-Otway Shire Council Says...

The increase in this measure compared to the 2019/20 result may be due to the increased emphasis on community engagement in Local Government via the implementation of the Local Government Act 2020.

Councillor attendance at council meetings

Percentage of attendance at ordinary and special council meetings by councillors

Colac-Otway Shire (2020-2021)

98.57%

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

96.66%

All Councils (2020-2021)

96.31%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Colac-Otway Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 97.14% 94.40% 93.23%
2018-2019 90.29% 92.49% 91.70%
2019-2020 92.48% 93.16% 92.01%
2020-2021 98.57% 96.66% 96.31%

Colac-Otway Shire Council Says...

Cost of elected representation

Direct cost of delivering council's governance service per councillor

Colac-Otway Shire (2020-2021)

$47,857.87

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

$49,113.31

All Councils (2020-2021)

$51,656.25

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Colac-Otway Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 $41,116.71 $42,861.71 $47,505.59
2018-2019 $42,300.86 $44,461.78 $48,340.83
2019-2020 $44,852.14 $50,775.74 $49,089.27
2020-2021 $47,857.87 $49,113.31 $51,656.25

Colac-Otway Shire Council Says...

Community satisfaction with council decisions

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

Colac-Otway Shire (2020-2021)

58/100

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

53/100

All Councils (2020-2021)

57/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Colac-Otway Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 49/100 51/100 54/100
2018-2019 52/100 50/100 55/100
2019-2020 50/100 51/100 55/100
2020-2021 58/100 53/100 57/100

Colac-Otway Shire Council Says...

The increase in this measure compared to the 2019/20 result may be attributed to Council's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and public optimism towards the newly elected Council.