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Indigo 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

Indigo Shire (2018-2019)

38.5 days

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

54 days

All Councils (2018-2019)

69.6 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Indigo Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 33 days 45.63 days 70.43 days
2016-2017 29 days 49.37 days 72.54 days
2017-2018 33 days 51.21 days 69.69 days
2018-2019 38.5 days 54 days 69.6 days

Indigo Shire Council Says...

This year Council received a greater number of complex 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

Indigo Shire (2018-2019)

81.52%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

68.56%

All Councils (2018-2019)

70.17%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Indigo Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 79.94% 78.69% 69.56%
2016-2017 86.31% 78.27% 70.06%
2017-2018 74.92% 73.81% 69.63%
2018-2019 81.52% 68.56% 70.17%

Indigo Shire Council Says...

Cost of statutory planning service per planning application

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

Indigo Shire (2018-2019)

$2,434.74

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$2,599.26

All Councils (2018-2019)

$2,615.43

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Indigo Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $1,817.49 $2,139.74 $2,131.65
2016-2017 $1,871.99 $2,233.09 $2,311.71
2017-2018 $1,931.38 $2,466.62 $2,459.07
2018-2019 $2,434.74 $2,599.26 $2,615.43

Indigo Shire Council Says...

The increase is attributable to increased legal costs for enforcement matters.

Council planning decisions upheld at VCAT

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

Indigo Shire (2018-2019)

33.33%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

48.61%

All Councils (2018-2019)

52.64%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Indigo Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 40.00% 80.00% 66.75%
2016-2017 33.33% 65.38% 58.73%
2017-2018 100.00% 65.67% 61.19%
2018-2019 33.33% 48.61% 52.64%

Indigo Shire Council Says...

There were 3 applications to review Council decisions lodged with VCAT. 2 Orders set aside Councils decision and 1 varied Councils decision. The previous year only one application to review was lodged with VCAT.