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Moonee Valley 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

Moonee Valley City (2018-2019)

75 days

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

85.98 days

All Councils (2018-2019)

69.6 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moonee Valley City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 119 days 90.91 days 70.43 days
2016-2017 115 days 97.75 days 72.54 days
2017-2018 103 days 92.82 days 69.69 days
2018-2019 75 days 85.98 days 69.6 days

Moonee Valley City Council Says...

Median days were reduced through easier online payment and lodgement, use of low risk panels, better consultation with permit applicants and streamlining internal assessments.

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

Moonee Valley City (2018-2019)

68.75%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

62.35%

All Councils (2018-2019)

70.17%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moonee Valley City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 50.89% 58.72% 69.56%
2016-2017 53.76% 58.83% 70.06%
2017-2018 63.25% 58.99% 69.63%
2018-2019 68.75% 62.35% 70.17%

Moonee Valley City Council Says...

Moonee Valley City Council continued to work on streamlining processes relating to online lodgement and payment, providing better information on the Council's website, reviewing report and letter templates, reviewing standard conditions linked to permits, and improving the department's protocols for decision making. Staff were also given additional training to ensure consistency in decision making and to reduce application lag time.

Cost of statutory planning service per planning application

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

Moonee Valley City (2018-2019)

$2,680.04

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$2,810.14

All Councils (2018-2019)

$2,615.43

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moonee Valley City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $2,007.71 $2,151.43 $2,131.65
2016-2017 $2,239.49 $2,469.69 $2,311.71
2017-2018 $2,729.27 $2,757.12 $2,459.07
2018-2019 $2,680.04 $2,810.14 $2,615.43

Moonee Valley 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

Moonee Valley City (2018-2019)

53.33%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

52.54%

All Councils (2018-2019)

52.64%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moonee Valley City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 61.90% 58.19% 66.75%
2016-2017 52.78% 54.14% 58.73%
2017-2018 41.51% 56.56% 61.19%
2018-2019 53.33% 52.54% 52.64%

Moonee Valley City Council Says...

In 2018/19 the number of planning applications taken to VCAT reduced considerably compared to previous year, from a total of 87 appeals down to 43. Consequentially, the number of tested cases reduced from 53 down to 30. This year marks a significant improvement on the results from the previous financial year. The losses mainly relate to relate to a disagreement in the interpretation of relevant local planning policy particularly with respect to neighbourhood character. There have been no major shifts in planning policy that would be attributed to the slight increased success rate.