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Kingston City

Profile Performance

Provision of animal management and responsible pet ownership services to the community including monitoring, registration, enforcement and education

Time taken to action animal management requests

Average number of days it has taken for council to action animal management requests. 2015/16 was the first year of reporting for this indicator.

Kingston City (2018-2019)

1.68 days

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

1.89 days

All Councils (2018-2019)

2.03 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Kingston City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 1.58 days 2.91 days 2.17 days
2016-2017 1.66 days 2.55 days 2.06 days
2017-2018 1.73 days 2.28 days 2.19 days
2018-2019 1.68 days 1.89 days 2.03 days

Kingston City Council Says...

Council officers continue to respond to requests in a timely manner and ensure risks are managed appropriately.

Animals reclaimed from council

Percentage of all collected cats and dogs (feral and registered) which have been reclaimed

Kingston City (2018-2019)

65.46%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

54.46%

All Councils (2018-2019)

50.95%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Kingston City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 69.07% 55.19% 54.57%
2016-2017 55.93% 54.69% 51.24%
2017-2018 60.98% 52.68% 50.34%
2018-2019 65.46% 54.46% 50.95%

Kingston City Council Says...

Registered dogs found at large are either impounded or returned directly to owners or nominated contacts. Due to a new returns protocol developed in 2018/19, 67 pets were returned directly to their owners instead of being impounded. Kingston also continued its environmental program of pro-actively trapping stray or feral cats.

Cost of animal management service per registered animal

Direct cost to council of the animal management service per domestic animal (i.e. cats and dogs) that has been registered

Kingston City (2018-2019)

$40.23

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$61.18

All Councils (2018-2019)

$63.27

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Kingston City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $26.66 $48.31 $50.43
2016-2017 $46.22 $52.89 $53.75
2017-2018 $44.21 $57.21 $59.95
2018-2019 $40.23 $61.18 $63.27

Kingston City Council Says...

The cost of animal services in 2018/19 was slightly lower than expected despite increases in pound service fees.

Animal management prosecutions

Number of animal management charges (excluding unpaid fines) that result in a prosecution in favour of council

Kingston City (2018-2019)

7.00

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

13.62

All Councils (2018-2019)

12.32

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Kingston City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 17.00 11.05 11.24
2016-2017 11.00 11.71 10.84
2017-2018 13.00 15.52 13.73
2018-2019 7.00 13.62 12.32

Kingston City Council Says...

Council officers proactively resolved animal-related issues directly with those involved, reducing the number of cases prosecuted in the Magistrates Court.