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Greater Dandenong City

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Average residential rate per residential property assessment

Amount of rates charged on average for each residential property

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

$1,327.20

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$1,670.64

All Councils (2018-2019)

$1,669.82

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $1,192.35 $1,538.99 $1,524.82
2016-2017 $1,234.43 $1,564.95 $1,571.58
2017-2018 $1,258.93 $1,607.36 $1,625.06
2018-2019 $1,327.20 $1,670.64 $1,669.82
2019-2020 $1,361.92 $1,685.62 $1,708.62
2020-2021 $1,378.63 $1,717.82 $1,743.39
2021-2022 $1,396.39 $1,747.10 $1,780.84
2022-2023 $1,412.36 $1,781.49 $1,818.86

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

Expenses per property assessment

Amount of council expenditure for each property

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

$2,889.34

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$2,717.81

All Councils (2018-2019)

$3,322.88

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $2,675.09 $2,472.81 $2,949.21
2016-2017 $2,644.92 $2,517.44 $3,076.54
2017-2018 $2,701.55 $2,605.13 $3,173.85
2018-2019 $2,889.34 $2,717.81 $3,322.88
2019-2020 $2,848.05 $2,728.93 $3,247.86
2020-2021 $2,840.77 $2,751.83 $3,248.25
2021-2022 $2,859.82 $2,776.95 $3,283.87
2022-2023 $2,885.91 $2,815.62 $3,335.79

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

Percentage of staff turnover

Number of staff resignations and terminations divided by the average number of staff employed for the year

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

9.90%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

13.45%

All Councils (2018-2019)

14.07%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 7.97% 11.26% 11.56%
2016-2017 9.67% 11.80% 12.10%
2017-2018 9.83% 11.94% 13.20%
2018-2019 9.90% 13.45% 14.07%
2019-2020 10.00% 10.97% 10.28%
2020-2021 10.00% 10.95% 10.09%
2021-2022 10.00% 11.10% 10.11%
2022-2023 10.00% 10.97% 10.03%

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

Current assets as a percentage of current liabilities

Value of current assets at the end of the year (i.e. assets that can easily be converted to cash within 12 months) divided by the value of current liabilities at the end of year (i.e. obligations due or payable by cash within the next 12 months)

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

217.50%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

271.25%

All Councils (2018-2019)

319.74%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 178.97% 224.65% 241.76%
2016-2017 202.31% 258.38% 293.07%
2017-2018 219.30% 277.19% 317.53%
2018-2019 217.50% 271.25% 319.74%
2019-2020 159.74% 228.63% 250.74%
2020-2021 168.45% 192.77% 227.10%
2021-2022 175.62% 188.71% 228.98%
2022-2023 183.92% 196.32% 236.93%

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

The forecast years for working capital are expected to decrease as closing cash holdings return to normal levels. Forward forecasts do not project delays in grant funded programs and capital project payments as reflected in the prior actual years.

Unrestricted cash as a percentage of current liabilities

Amount of cash at the end of the year which is free of restrictions divided by the value of current liabilities at the end of year (i.e. obligations due or payable by cash within the next 12 months)

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

91.68%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

94.64%

All Councils (2018-2019)

94.27%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 57.85% 87.78% 95.85%
2016-2017 81.02% 66.92% 96.18%
2017-2018 86.14% 79.81% 101.05%
2018-2019 91.68% 94.64% 94.27%
2019-2020 64.26% 115.30% 138.87%
2020-2021 64.79% 93.97% 123.19%
2021-2022 70.40% 87.76% 121.11%
2022-2023 77.28% 95.80% 125.13%

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

Future years are not comparable to prior year actual results as forecast years do not project capital expenditure delays or unspent grants.

Asset renewal as a percentage of depreciation

Expenditure on renewing existing assets or replacing existing assets to their original capability divided by the amount of depreciation on all assets

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

72.37%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

94.82%

All Councils (2018-2019)

86.80%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 73.03% 85.90% 76.33%
2016-2017 68.33% 91.75% 77.30%
2017-2018 66.03% 90.39% 78.86%
2018-2019 72.37% 94.82% 86.80%
2019-2020 99.92% 112.38% 100.63%
2020-2021 84.44% 106.78% 88.32%
2021-2022 81.37% 103.96% 86.34%
2022-2023 74.82% 97.82% 84.91%

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

Based on asset renewal budgets and timing of major projects. The increase in 2019-20 due to planned major project expenditure (Springvale Community Precinct).

Loans and borrowings as a percentage of rates

Value of interest bearing loans and borrowings at the end of the year divided by rates raised for the year

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

42.15%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

14.57%

All Councils (2018-2019)

16.44%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 48.52% 20.42% 22.66%
2016-2017 43.62% 18.25% 20.75%
2017-2018 39.60% 15.69% 18.05%
2018-2019 42.15% 14.57% 16.44%
2019-2020 41.68% 15.64% 18.18%
2020-2021 38.40% 16.18% 18.97%
2021-2022 35.16% 17.32% 18.12%
2022-2023 32.02% 15.97% 16.91%

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

The result over the 2018-19 and 2019-20 years is steady and reflects loan borrowings of $10 million in both years and also due to Council retiring existing debt (Local Government Funding Vehicle $4.9 million) which is proposed to be repaid in full in 2019-20. The decrease in this measure in forward years is due to a combination of higher rate revenue (2.5% rate cap plus favourable supplementary valuations) and lower finance costs and principal repayments as Council continues to reduce the outstanding loan balances.

Loans and borrowings repayments as a percentage of rates

Interest bearing loan and borrowing repayments for the year divided by rates raised for the year

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

4.65%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

2.35%

All Councils (2018-2019)

2.68%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 7.07% 3.37% 4.60%
2016-2017 5.44% 3.05% 3.62%
2017-2018 4.99% 2.97% 3.38%
2018-2019 4.65% 2.35% 2.68%
2019-2020 8.27% 3.22% 4.46%
2020-2021 4.40% 1.93% 2.54%
2021-2022 4.26% 4.25% 4.23%
2022-2023 4.13% 2.97% 2.88%

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

The increase in 2019-20 reflects Council retiring existing debt (Local Government Funding Vehicle $4.9 million) which is proposed to be repaid in full in 2019-20. Council continues to reduce outstanding loan balances thereafter.

Non-current liabilities as a percentage of own source revenue

Value of non-current liabilities at the end of year (i.e. obligations not due or payable by cash within the next 12 months) divided by total revenue excluding government grants, contributions for capital works and the value of assets received from developers

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

30.69%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

10.49%

All Councils (2018-2019)

17.93%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 39.99% 16.36% 24.65%
2016-2017 34.57% 14.00% 22.64%
2017-2018 31.45% 12.16% 20.63%
2018-2019 30.69% 10.49% 17.93%
2019-2020 33.94% 12.84% 20.75%
2020-2021 31.57% 11.67% 19.58%
2021-2022 28.86% 13.56% 19.64%
2022-2023 26.16% 12.96% 18.92%

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

Forward years are forecast to decrease reflecting the reduction in scheduled and planned repayment of principal on Council's existing borrowings.

Adjusted underlying surplus (or deficit) as a percentage of underlying revenue

Surplus or deficit for the year excluding non-recurrent government grants received for capital purposes, contributions for capital works and the value of assets received from developers divided by total revenue excluding non-recurrent government grants received for capital purposes, contributions for capital works and the value of assets received from developers

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

7.15%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

9.09%

All Councils (2018-2019)

4.24%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 1.87% 8.78% -1.22%
2016-2017 12.82% 12.63% 9.00%
2017-2018 10.89% 10.20% 4.80%
2018-2019 7.15% 9.09% 4.24%
2019-2020 8.24% 6.65% 0.50%
2020-2021 8.94% 7.75% 2.94%
2021-2022 9.61% 7.90% 3.32%
2022-2023 9.86% 8.31% 4.54%

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

The decrease in adjusted underlying surplus is mainly due to an increase in expenditure ($4.85 million) for the recovery of unspent grants relating to the Commonwealth Home Support Program for 2017-18 ($3.04 million) and 2018-19 ($1.81 million) where Council is unable to achieve the required target level. These amounts are required to be returned and are part funded from quarantined reserve funds. Also contributing is a $1.27 million developer reimbursement for expenditure in excess of the mandated amounts on public open space improvements not covered by the Development Contribution Plan.

Rates as a percentage of adjusted underlying revenue

Rates raised for the year divided by total revenue excluding non-recurrent government grants received for capital purposes, contributions for capital works and the value of assets received from developers

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

67.67%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

65.52%

All Councils (2018-2019)

59.45%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 69.59% 67.51% 63.99%
2016-2017 64.71% 65.08% 57.59%
2017-2018 66.44% 65.51% 59.55%
2018-2019 67.67% 65.52% 59.45%
2019-2020 70.37% 68.58% 64.05%
2020-2021 71.46% 68.43% 63.74%
2021-2022 71.93% 68.83% 64.23%
2022-2023 72.49% 68.90% 64.09%

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

Rates as a percentage of property values in municipality

Rates raised for the year divided by the total capital improved value (i.e. market value) of all rateable properties

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

0.28%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

0.21%

All Councils (2018-2019)

0.42%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 0.31% 0.48% 0.53%
2016-2017 0.32% 0.24% 0.45%
2017-2018 0.33% 0.25% 0.46%
2018-2019 0.28% 0.21% 0.42%
2019-2020 0.30% 0.23% 0.42%
2020-2021 0.29% 0.23% 0.42%
2021-2022 0.29% 0.23% 0.43%
2022-2023 0.28% 0.23% 0.43%

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

The lower result is due a 24.13% increase in 2018-19 property values compared to rate revenue only increasing by the rate cap of 2.25% plus the effect of supplementary valuations.