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Golden Plains 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

Golden Plains Shire (2018-2019)

0.92%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

7.98%

All Councils (2018-2019)

9.55%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Golden Plains Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 0.65% 12.71% 11.53%
2016-2017 1.44% 10.62% 9.45%
2017-2018 1.36% 8.66% 9.29%
2018-2019 0.92% 7.98% 9.55%

Golden Plains Shire Council Says...

Only 2 of 218 resolutions were passed at Council meetings that were closed to the public

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.

Golden Plains Shire (2018-2019)

47/100

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

53/100

All Councils (2018-2019)

56/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Golden Plains Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 47/100 51/100 55/100
2016-2017 48/100 52/100 55/100
2017-2018 50/100 53/100 56/100
2018-2019 47/100 53/100 56/100

Golden Plains Shire Council Says...

Consulting with the community about community engagement improvements commenced in November 2015. As a result a Community Engagement Strategy and Action Plan 2016-2020 was developed and formally adopted by Council at the August 2016 Council meeting. Delivery of this strategy is in progress.

Councillor attendance at council meetings

Percentage of attendance at ordinary and special council meetings by councillors

Golden Plains Shire (2018-2019)

96.94%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

92.49%

All Councils (2018-2019)

91.70%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Golden Plains Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 97.14% 92.56% 91.32%
2016-2017 97.14% 94.68% 94.34%
2017-2018 99.05% 94.40% 93.23%
2018-2019 96.94% 92.49% 91.70%

Golden Plains Shire Council Says...

Of a possible 98 meetings (14 meetings x 7 Councillors) Councillors attended 95.

Cost of governance per councillor

Direct cost of delivering council's governance service per councillor

Golden Plains Shire (2018-2019)

$42,699.71

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$44,461.78

All Councils (2018-2019)

$48,340.83

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Golden Plains Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $34,932.57 $46,294.98 $48,411.16
2016-2017 $34,581.29 $42,625.38 $47,978.61
2017-2018 $35,832.86 $42,861.71 $47,505.59
2018-2019 $42,699.71 $44,461.78 $48,340.83

Golden Plains Shire Council Says...

Cost in this area has increased as a result of additional resources being engaged during the 2018/19 year .

Community satisfaction with council decisions

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

Golden Plains Shire (2018-2019)

47/100

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

50/100

All Councils (2018-2019)

55/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Golden Plains Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 44/100 49/100 54/100
2016-2017 48/100 51/100 54/100
2017-2018 51/100 51/100 54/100
2018-2019 47/100 50/100 55/100

Golden Plains Shire Council Says...

Council is committed to improving its community consultation and engagement practices. It is considered that this indicator has been positively impacted by the adoption of an updated Community Engagement Strategy and new Community Engagement Action Plan 2017.