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Greater Dandenong City

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

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

98 days

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

85.98 days

All Councils (2018-2019)

69.6 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 135 days 90.91 days 70.43 days
2016-2017 120 days 97.75 days 72.54 days
2017-2018 92 days 92.82 days 69.69 days
2018-2019 98 days 85.98 days 69.6 days

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

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

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

76.70%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

62.35%

All Councils (2018-2019)

70.17%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 58.38% 58.72% 69.56%
2016-2017 68.89% 58.83% 70.06%
2017-2018 70.40% 58.99% 69.63%
2018-2019 76.70% 62.35% 70.17%

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

Cost of statutory planning service per planning application

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

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

$3,785.03

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$2,810.14

All Councils (2018-2019)

$2,615.43

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $2,759.44 $2,151.43 $2,131.65
2016-2017 $2,501.64 $2,469.69 $2,311.71
2017-2018 $3,352.97 $2,757.12 $2,459.07
2018-2019 $3,785.03 $2,810.14 $2,615.43

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

Council planning decisions upheld at VCAT

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

Greater Dandenong City (2018-2019)

35.71%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

52.54%

All Councils (2018-2019)

52.64%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Greater Dandenong City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 42.31% 58.19% 66.75%
2016-2017 56.41% 54.14% 58.73%
2017-2018 23.53% 56.56% 61.19%
2018-2019 35.71% 52.54% 52.64%

Greater Dandenong City Council Says...

Since the gazettal of a number of Planning Scheme Amendments, VCAT have given more weight to these policies, resulting in an increase in Council decisions being affirmed by VCAT. It is anticipated that going forward we will see more consistency in decision making between Council and VCAT.