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Colac Otway Shire

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

Colac-Otway Shire (2020-2021)

74 days

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

64.59 days

All Councils (2020-2021)

67.32 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Colac-Otway Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 70 days 56.79 days 69.69 days
2018-2019 86 days 62.24 days 69.6 days
2019-2020 91 days 61.66 days 65.41 days
2020-2021 74 days 64.59 days 67.32 days

Colac-Otway Shire Council Says...

Additional staff engaged to assess applications and respond to increased permit numbers received post COVID, and increased efficiencies from electronic processing of applications and other process improvements.

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

Colac-Otway Shire (2020-2021)

77.19%

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

73.25%

All Councils (2020-2021)

73.20%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Colac-Otway Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 74.25% 75.63% 69.63%
2018-2019 73.22% 77.78% 70.17%
2019-2020 80.23% 77.58% 73.97%
2020-2021 77.19% 73.25% 73.20%

Colac-Otway Shire Council Says...

Cost of statutory planning service per planning application

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

Colac-Otway Shire (2020-2021)

$1,998.25

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

$1,872.63

All Councils (2020-2021)

$2,483.12

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Colac-Otway Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 $3,634.56 $2,097.80 $2,459.07
2018-2019 $3,367.43 $2,255.93 $2,615.43
2019-2020 $3,447.93 $2,253.70 $2,645.65
2020-2021 $1,998.25 $1,872.63 $2,483.12

Colac-Otway Shire Council Says...

The cost per application decreased due to a sginificantly higher number of applications being received and processed during 2020/21.

Council planning decisions upheld at VCAT

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

Colac-Otway Shire (2020-2021)

0.00%

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

51.27%

All Councils (2020-2021)

49.81%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Colac-Otway Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 100.00% 65.41% 61.19%
2018-2019 Not applicable for this reporting period 49.83% 52.64%
2019-2020 50.00% 60.43% 50.61%
2020-2021 0.00% 51.27% 49.81%

Colac-Otway Shire Council Says...

No Council decisions were set aside by VCAT.