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Kingston City

Profile Performance

Provision of good governance to the community including making and implementing decisions with reference to community engagement, policy frameworks and agreed practice

Council decisions made at meetings closed to the public

Percentage of council resolutions made at an ordinary or special meeting of council (or at a meeting of a special committee consisting only of councillors) closed to the public

Kingston City (2018-2019)

8.93%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

8.58%

All Councils (2018-2019)

9.55%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Kingston City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 8.04% 9.45% 11.53%
2016-2017 5.99% 7.17% 9.45%
2017-2018 4.51% 7.40% 9.29%
2018-2019 8.93% 8.58% 9.55%

Kingston City Council Says...

The City of Kingston is committed to open and transparent decision-making processes. Due to the nature of the topics under consideration, 36 items were considered in a closed meeting of Council in 2018/19. Council endeavours to make confidential resolutions or parts of resolutions public at a later date where possible.

Community satisfaction with community consultation and engagement

Community satisfaction rating out of 100 with the consultation and engagement efforts of the council. This includes consulting and engaging directly with the community on key local issues requiring decisions by council.

Kingston City (2018-2019)

53/100

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

61/100

All Councils (2018-2019)

56/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Kingston City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 55/100 59/100 55/100
2016-2017 59/100 58/100 55/100
2017-2018 54/100 60/100 56/100
2018-2019 53/100 61/100 56/100

Kingston City Council Says...

This rating is sourced from the annual Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey conducted by an independent research company. With an average score of 55 over the past four years, Kingston is committed to continuing to explore ways to improve consultation with the broader community.

Councillor attendance at council meetings

Percentage of attendance at ordinary and special council meetings by councillors

Kingston City (2018-2019)

87.30%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

91.75%

All Councils (2018-2019)

91.70%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Kingston City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 87.72% 91.42% 91.32%
2016-2017 93.43% 94.55% 94.34%
2017-2018 95.45% 92.66% 93.23%
2018-2019 87.30% 91.75% 91.70%

Kingston City Council Says...

During the year Councillors were absent due to illness, travel and in accordance with Council policy, when two Councillors contested elections for other levels of government. Apologies were accepted at the relevant Council meeting for all instances of non-attendance.

Cost of governance per councillor

Direct cost of delivering council's governance service per councillor

Kingston City (2018-2019)

$58,490.33

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$53,933.69

All Councils (2018-2019)

$48,340.83

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Kingston City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $51,526.11 $55,843.69 $48,411.16
2016-2017 $50,700.44 $53,354.08 $47,978.61
2017-2018 $52,442.56 $51,982.49 $47,505.59
2018-2019 $58,490.33 $53,933.69 $48,340.83

Kingston City Council Says...

The direct cost of delivering Council's governance service was in line with expectations.

Community satisfaction with council decisions

Community satisfaction rating out 100 with how council has performed in making decisions in the interests of the community

Kingston City (2018-2019)

56/100

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

61/100

All Councils (2018-2019)

55/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Kingston City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 58/100 60/100 54/100
2016-2017 60/100 59/100 54/100
2017-2018 53/100 59/100 54/100
2018-2019 56/100 61/100 55/100

Kingston City Council Says...

This rating is sourced from the annual Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey conducted by an independent research company. With an average score of 57 over the past four years, Council continues to explore ways to improve community consultation and assist the community to understand the reasons for decisions.