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Horsham Rural 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

Horsham Rural City (2019-2020)

42 days

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

52.05 days

All Councils (2019-2020)

65.41 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Horsham Rural City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 50 days 55.01 days 72.54 days
2017-2018 39 days 52.15 days 69.69 days
2018-2019 55 days 56.26 days 69.6 days
2019-2020 42 days 52.05 days 65.41 days

Horsham Rural City Council Says...

Council has been successful in employing and retaining suitably qualified and experienced Statutory Planning staff, the result is the reduced 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

Horsham Rural City (2019-2020)

85.57%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

80.16%

All Councils (2019-2020)

73.97%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Horsham Rural City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 65.76% 77.51% 70.06%
2017-2018 86.96% 80.07% 69.63%
2018-2019 76.72% 77.75% 70.17%
2019-2020 85.57% 80.16% 73.97%

Horsham Rural City Council Says...

Council has been successful in employing and retaining suitably qualified and experienced Statutory Planning staff, the result is the reduced time taken to decide planning applications.

Cost of statutory planning service per planning application

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

Horsham Rural City (2019-2020)

$2,898.33

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

$2,586.97

All Councils (2019-2020)

$2,645.65

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Horsham Rural City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 $2,456.04 $2,204.63 $2,311.71
2017-2018 $3,221.30 $2,345.17 $2,459.07
2018-2019 $2,770.27 $2,717.54 $2,615.43
2019-2020 $2,898.33 $2,586.97 $2,645.65

Horsham Rural 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

Horsham Rural City (2019-2020)

0.00%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

51.32%

All Councils (2019-2020)

50.61%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Horsham Rural City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 0.00% 55.24% 58.73%
2017-2018 0.00% 67.26% 61.19%
2018-2019 50.00% 63.38% 52.64%
2019-2020 0.00% 51.32% 50.61%

Horsham Rural City Council Says...

There were zero planning decisions taken to VCAT in 2020FY.