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Hindmarsh 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

Hindmarsh Shire (2019-2020)

43 days

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

52.29 days

All Councils (2019-2020)

65.41 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Hindmarsh Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 37.5 days 49.37 days 72.54 days
2017-2018 58 days 51.21 days 69.69 days
2018-2019 72 days 54 days 69.6 days
2019-2020 43 days 52.29 days 65.41 days

Hindmarsh Shire Council Says...

Council utilised contract planning services for the provision of Statutory Planning during 2019/20. This has resulted in a decrease in the time taken to decide planning applications.

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

Hindmarsh Shire (2019-2020)

80.49%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

76.39%

All Councils (2019-2020)

73.97%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Hindmarsh Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 86.67% 78.27% 70.06%
2017-2018 68.97% 73.81% 69.63%
2018-2019 52.78% 68.56% 70.17%
2019-2020 80.49% 76.39% 73.97%

Hindmarsh Shire Council Says...

Council utilised contract planning services for the provision of Statutory Planning during 2019/20. This has resulted in an increase in the planning decisions approved within the required timeframe.

Cost of statutory planning service per planning application

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

Hindmarsh Shire (2019-2020)

$5,266.76

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

$2,603.58

All Councils (2019-2020)

$2,645.65

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Hindmarsh Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 $5,350.67 $2,233.09 $2,311.71
2017-2018 $4,454.36 $2,466.62 $2,459.07
2018-2019 $4,139.56 $2,599.26 $2,615.43
2019-2020 $5,266.76 $2,603.58 $2,645.65

Hindmarsh Shire Council Says...

Council utilised contract planning services for the provision of Statutory Planning during 2019/20. This has resulted in slightly higher costs for service during 2019/20

Council planning decisions upheld at VCAT

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

Hindmarsh Shire (2019-2020)

No data supplied

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

26.39%

All Councils (2019-2020)

50.61%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Hindmarsh Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 Not applicable for this reporting period 65.38% 58.73%
2017-2018 50.00% 65.67% 61.19%
2018-2019 0.00% 48.61% 52.64%
2019-2020 No data supplied 26.39% 50.61%

Hindmarsh Shire Council Says...

No planning matters were taken to VCAT during 2019/20.