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Greater Dandenong City

Profile Performance

Provision of animal management and responsible pet ownership services to the community including monitoring, registration, enforcement and education

Time taken to action animal management requests

Average number of days it has taken for council to action animal management requests. 2015/16 was the first year of reporting for this indicator.

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

1.14 days

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

1.89 days

All Councils (2018-2019)

2.03 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 1.17 days 2.91 days 2.17 days
2016-2017 1.11 days 2.55 days 2.06 days
2017-2018 1.13 days 2.28 days 2.19 days
2018-2019 1.14 days 1.89 days 2.03 days

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

Animals reclaimed from council

Percentage of all collected cats and dogs (feral and registered) which have been reclaimed

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

37.07%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

54.46%

All Councils (2018-2019)

50.95%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 37.09% 55.19% 54.57%
2016-2017 37.19% 54.69% 51.24%
2017-2018 27.82% 52.68% 50.34%
2018-2019 37.07% 54.46% 50.95%

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

Council have been working diligently to educate people that their animals have a greater chance of being returned by Council Rangers if they register and renew their animal registrations annually. New media campaigns were launched during the 2017-18 renewal period that are starting to gain traction within the community regarding the importance of animal registrations. The focus has been on increasing welfare for animals who can be returned to their owners rather than be impounded.

Cost of animal management service per registered animal

Direct cost to council of the animal management service per domestic animal (i.e. cats and dogs) that has been registered

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

$71.59

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$61.18

All Councils (2018-2019)

$63.27

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $55.69 $48.31 $50.43
2016-2017 $59.65 $52.89 $53.75
2017-2018 $69.53 $57.21 $59.95
2018-2019 $71.59 $61.18 $63.27

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

Costs increased in 2018-19 due to the temporary closure of a local animal shelter, a decreased rate of animal registration and an increase in the number of animals impounded.

Animal management prosecutions

Number of animal management charges (excluding unpaid fines) that result in a prosecution in favour of council

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

29.00

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

13.62

All Councils (2018-2019)

12.32

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 25.00 11.05 11.24
2016-2017 26.00 11.71 10.84
2017-2018 31.00 15.52 13.73
2018-2019 29.00 13.62 12.32

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

Council experienced a 24 per cent reduction in combined dog attack/rushes in the 2018-19 financial year compared with 2017-18. This represents a 22 per cent reduction in offences prosecuted through the Magistrates Court.