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Mitchell Shire

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.

Mitchell Shire (2018-2019)

1.29 days

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

1.44 days

All Councils (2018-2019)

2.03 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mitchell Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 2.99 days 1.72 days 2.17 days
2016-2017 2.28 days 1.61 days 2.06 days
2017-2018 2.24 days 1.46 days 2.19 days
2018-2019 1.29 days 1.44 days 2.03 days

Mitchell Shire Council Says...

There has been an increase of 152 animal management requests in the 2018/19 financial year compared to the 2017/18 financial year. This is in line with expectations, as the growth in population across the municipality also increases the number of pets. Process improvements, and a dedicated approach by Local Laws Officers to ensure that all targets are met, have supported this achievement.

Animals reclaimed from council

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

Mitchell Shire (2018-2019)

54.05%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

51.41%

All Councils (2018-2019)

50.95%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mitchell Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 55.04% 54.66% 54.57%
2016-2017 53.61% 50.75% 51.24%
2017-2018 56.57% 51.69% 50.34%
2018-2019 54.05% 51.41% 50.95%

Mitchell Shire Council Says...

667 animals have been reclaimed from 1,234 collected in 2018/19 financial year. As expected, we have had a further decrease in impounded animals as a result of our focus on registration drives throughout the municipality. This will increase the number of animals registered and decrease the number of animals impounded.

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

Mitchell Shire (2018-2019)

$57.40

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$62.07

All Councils (2018-2019)

$63.27

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mitchell Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $50.24 $52.11 $50.43
2016-2017 $51.30 $53.07 $53.75
2017-2018 $56.05 $56.67 $59.95
2018-2019 $57.40 $62.07 $63.27

Mitchell Shire Council Says...

The cost of our animal management service has increased slightly during the 2018/19 financial year due to greater vet bills, cost of food and daily care of animals.

Animal management prosecutions

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

Mitchell Shire (2018-2019)

6.00

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

6.06

All Councils (2018-2019)

12.32

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mitchell Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 19.00 13.46 11.24
2016-2017 14.00 8.53 10.84
2017-2018 17.00 7.62 13.73
2018-2019 6.00 6.06 12.32

Mitchell Shire Council Says...

Animal registration drives and education around the impacts of not registering your animals, have had a positive influence on the number of animal management prosecutions. In 2018/19 financial year, 6 of 6 cases that went to court were successful, compared to 17 of 17 in 2017/18 financial year. While it is difficult to anticipate the number of prosecutions in a period, due to the nature of our processes and investigation procedures, all matters are examined for quality of evidence before preparing for Court. This results in all prosecutions for animal management issues being successful - this then translates to minimal waste of resources and good quality investigations.