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Moreland City

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Average residential rate per residential property assessment

Amount of rates charged on average for each residential property

Moreland City (2018-2019)

$1,609.18

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$1,670.64

All Councils (2018-2019)

$1,669.82

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $1,496.48 $1,538.99 $1,524.82
2016-2017 $1,566.58 $1,564.95 $1,571.58
2017-2018 $1,533.94 $1,607.36 $1,625.06
2018-2019 $1,609.18 $1,670.64 $1,669.82
2019-2020 $1,651.50 $1,685.62 $1,708.62
2020-2021 $1,653.98 $1,717.82 $1,743.39
2021-2022 $1,656.44 $1,747.10 $1,780.84
2022-2023 $1,658.88 $1,781.49 $1,818.86

Moreland City Council Says...

Council removed the vacant land differential rate in 2018/19, which charged 4 times the general rate with a rebate for keeping the property to a certain standard. The change to a standardised rate across all rating categories resulted in rates increases as the removal of the differential rate was spread across all other categories.

Expenses per property assessment

Amount of council expenditure for each property

Moreland City (2018-2019)

$2,390.96

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$2,717.81

All Councils (2018-2019)

$3,322.88

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $2,132.60 $2,472.81 $2,949.21
2016-2017 $2,148.35 $2,517.44 $3,076.54
2017-2018 $2,242.50 $2,605.13 $3,173.85
2018-2019 $2,390.96 $2,717.81 $3,322.88
2019-2020 $2,225.00 $2,728.93 $3,247.86
2020-2021 $2,183.24 $2,751.83 $3,248.25
2021-2022 $2,134.43 $2,776.95 $3,283.87
2022-2023 $2,111.67 $2,815.62 $3,335.79

Moreland City Council Says...

Council is continuing its program of finding efficiencies. Expenses per property assessment have increased in 2018/19 due to the changes in the recycling industry and a portion of the capital works program being expensed rather than capitalised.

Percentage of staff turnover

Number of staff resignations and terminations divided by the average number of staff employed for the year

Moreland City (2018-2019)

12.14%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

13.45%

All Councils (2018-2019)

14.07%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 7.38% 11.26% 11.56%
2016-2017 9.61% 11.80% 12.10%
2017-2018 8.70% 11.94% 13.20%
2018-2019 12.14% 13.45% 14.07%
2019-2020 9.48% 10.97% 10.28%
2020-2021 9.59% 10.95% 10.09%
2021-2022 9.68% 11.10% 10.11%
2022-2023 9.69% 10.97% 10.03%

Moreland City Council Says...

Council experienced a higher level of staff turnover in 2018/19 after a number of years of low staff turnover. Although a significant increase over last year's result, the 12% turnover of staff is within the accepted range of 10-12% for a healthy organisation.

Current assets as a percentage of current liabilities

Value of current assets at the end of the year (i.e. assets that can easily be converted to cash within 12 months) divided by the value of current liabilities at the end of year (i.e. obligations due or payable by cash within the next 12 months)

Moreland City (2018-2019)

213.05%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

271.25%

All Councils (2018-2019)

319.74%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 242.23% 224.65% 241.76%
2016-2017 266.94% 258.38% 293.07%
2017-2018 347.78% 277.19% 317.53%
2018-2019 213.05% 271.25% 319.74%
2019-2020 348.92% 228.63% 250.74%
2020-2021 324.94% 192.77% 227.10%
2021-2022 341.87% 188.71% 228.98%
2022-2023 374.11% 196.32% 236.93%

Moreland City Council Says...

Lower than anticipated accrued expenses in 2017/18 relative to 2018/19. Current liabilities increase also partly due to $8 million bond maturing in November 2019.

Unrestricted cash as a percentage of current liabilities

Amount of cash at the end of the year which is free of restrictions divided by the value of current liabilities at the end of year (i.e. obligations due or payable by cash within the next 12 months)

Moreland City (2018-2019)

112.36%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

94.64%

All Councils (2018-2019)

94.27%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 97.74% 87.78% 95.85%
2016-2017 9.02% 66.92% 96.18%
2017-2018 -17.08% 79.81% 101.05%
2018-2019 112.36% 94.64% 94.27%
2019-2020 228.36% 115.30% 138.87%
2020-2021 194.75% 93.97% 123.19%
2021-2022 202.36% 87.76% 121.11%
2022-2023 223.29% 95.80% 125.13%

Moreland City Council Says...

Term deposits less than 90 days have been included in unrestricted cash for this ratio calculation in 2018/19. In prior years, a greater proportion of cash was invested in Term Deposits over 90 days. Council is building its cash reserves in future years to part repay the Local Government Funding Vehicle Bonds on maturity (interest only) and to deliver strategic capital projects in future years such as Wheatsheaf Hub and the Fawkner Reserve Leisure Centre refurbishment.

Asset renewal as a percentage of depreciation

Expenditure on renewing existing assets or replacing existing assets to their original capability divided by the amount of depreciation on all assets

Moreland City (2018-2019)

118.69%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

94.82%

All Councils (2018-2019)

86.80%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 66.33% 85.90% 76.33%
2016-2017 52.39% 91.75% 77.30%
2017-2018 81.11% 90.39% 78.86%
2018-2019 118.69% 94.82% 86.80%
2019-2020 105.76% 112.38% 100.63%
2020-2021 124.10% 106.78% 88.32%
2021-2022 117.05% 103.96% 86.34%
2022-2023 116.93% 97.82% 84.91%

Moreland City Council Says...

Significant increase in asset renewal relative to 2017/18. ($30 million up from $19 million) Includes expenditure on road assets $4.56 million, $6.7 million footpaths & Open Space assets, buildings $15.5 million and plant & equipment $1.7 million (i.e. fleet replacement costs).

Loans and borrowings as a percentage of rates

Value of interest bearing loans and borrowings at the end of the year divided by rates raised for the year

Moreland City (2018-2019)

23.39%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

14.57%

All Councils (2018-2019)

16.44%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 37.48% 20.42% 22.66%
2016-2017 34.28% 18.25% 20.75%
2017-2018 25.81% 15.69% 18.05%
2018-2019 23.39% 14.57% 16.44%
2019-2020 22.41% 15.64% 18.18%
2020-2021 21.10% 16.18% 18.97%
2021-2022 19.94% 17.32% 18.12%
2022-2023 18.93% 15.97% 16.91%

Moreland City Council Says...

Loans have remained steady, repayments were as expected and no new loans were applied for.

Loans and borrowings repayments as a percentage of rates

Interest bearing loan and borrowing repayments for the year divided by rates raised for the year

Moreland City (2018-2019)

1.65%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

2.35%

All Councils (2018-2019)

2.68%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 11.12% 3.37% 4.60%
2016-2017 2.68% 3.05% 3.62%
2017-2018 9.22% 2.97% 3.38%
2018-2019 1.65% 2.35% 2.68%
2019-2020 1.58% 3.22% 4.46%
2020-2021 1.47% 1.93% 2.54%
2021-2022 1.37% 4.25% 4.23%
2022-2023 1.29% 2.97% 2.88%

Moreland City Council Says...

In 2017/18 Council finalised an outstanding loan of $5.9 million that matured and also decided to finalise a $3.3 million loan based on a cost/benefit analysis. Repayments were as expected and no loans were paid out early.

Non-current liabilities as a percentage of own source revenue

Value of non-current liabilities at the end of year (i.e. obligations not due or payable by cash within the next 12 months) divided by total revenue excluding government grants, contributions for capital works and the value of assets received from developers

Moreland City (2018-2019)

15.66%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

10.49%

All Councils (2018-2019)

17.93%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 33.26% 16.36% 24.65%
2016-2017 25.69% 14.00% 22.64%
2017-2018 21.25% 12.16% 20.63%
2018-2019 15.66% 10.49% 17.93%
2019-2020 19.55% 12.84% 20.75%
2020-2021 18.52% 11.67% 19.58%
2021-2022 17.60% 13.56% 19.64%
2022-2023 16.78% 12.96% 18.92%

Moreland City Council Says...

Non Current liabilities decreased due to a $8m bond maturing in November 2019 now classifed as a current liability.

Adjusted underlying surplus (or deficit) as a percentage of underlying revenue

Surplus or deficit for the year excluding non-recurrent government grants received for capital purposes, contributions for capital works and the value of assets received from developers divided by total revenue excluding non-recurrent government grants received for capital purposes, contributions for capital works and the value of assets received from developers

Moreland City (2018-2019)

9.31%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

9.09%

All Councils (2018-2019)

4.24%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 8.30% 8.78% -1.22%
2016-2017 17.78% 12.63% 9.00%
2017-2018 17.61% 10.20% 4.80%
2018-2019 9.31% 9.09% 4.24%
2019-2020 13.80% 6.65% 0.50%
2020-2021 15.66% 7.75% 2.94%
2021-2022 17.52% 7.90% 3.32%
2022-2023 18.20% 8.31% 4.54%

Moreland City Council Says...

Surplus has decreased between years due to less non monetary contributions, decrease in value of investment properties and significant increase in materials and services costs.

Rates as a percentage of adjusted underlying revenue

Rates raised for the year divided by total revenue excluding non-recurrent government grants received for capital purposes, contributions for capital works and the value of assets received from developers

Moreland City (2018-2019)

70.75%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

65.52%

All Councils (2018-2019)

59.45%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 73.82% 67.51% 63.99%
2016-2017 70.11% 65.08% 57.59%
2017-2018 65.79% 65.51% 59.55%
2018-2019 70.75% 65.52% 59.45%
2019-2020 73.76% 68.58% 64.05%
2020-2021 74.12% 68.43% 63.74%
2021-2022 74.41% 68.83% 64.23%
2022-2023 74.56% 68.90% 64.09%

Moreland City Council Says...

Council's rate revenue has increased in 2018/19 due to the removal of the differential rate on vacant land and associated rebate coupled with the increase in the waste charge due to the recycling industry issues. There was also a decrease in cash contributions from 2017/18.

Rates as a percentage of property values in municipality

Rates raised for the year divided by the total capital improved value (i.e. market value) of all rateable properties

Moreland City (2018-2019)

0.24%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

0.21%

All Councils (2018-2019)

0.42%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 0.31% 0.48% 0.53%
2016-2017 0.28% 0.24% 0.45%
2017-2018 0.28% 0.25% 0.46%
2018-2019 0.24% 0.21% 0.42%
2019-2020 0.27% 0.23% 0.42%
2020-2021 0.26% 0.23% 0.42%
2021-2022 0.26% 0.23% 0.43%
2022-2023 0.25% 0.23% 0.43%

Moreland City Council Says...

After the introduction of rate capping, rates income has remained steady.