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Moreland 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

Moreland City (2018-2019)

116 days

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

85.98 days

All Councils (2018-2019)

69.6 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 83 days 90.91 days 70.43 days
2016-2017 98 days 97.75 days 72.54 days
2017-2018 100 days 92.82 days 69.69 days
2018-2019 116 days 85.98 days 69.6 days

Moreland City Council Says...

Council receives a high number of medium and high-density planning applications. This results in higher numbers of requests for further information and increased public notification in comparison to other metropolitan and inner-city councils. Moreland Council places a high value on meaningful consultation meetings between affected residents and permit applicants on these application types, impacting overall timeframes.

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

Moreland City (2018-2019)

60.09%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

62.35%

All Councils (2018-2019)

70.17%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 59.01% 58.72% 69.56%
2016-2017 57.73% 58.83% 70.06%
2017-2018 61.64% 58.99% 69.63%
2018-2019 60.09% 62.35% 70.17%

Moreland City Council Says...

Council's performance against statutory timeframes, is reflective of the complexity of planning applications that Council receives and this is in line with similar Councils.

Cost of statutory planning service per planning application

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

Moreland City (2018-2019)

$3,365.93

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$2,810.14

All Councils (2018-2019)

$2,615.43

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $2,124.15 $2,151.43 $2,131.65
2016-2017 $2,605.90 $2,469.69 $2,311.71
2017-2018 $2,891.45 $2,757.12 $2,459.07
2018-2019 $3,365.93 $2,810.14 $2,615.43

Moreland City Council Says...

Moreland receives a high number of applications to amend planning permits associated with its medium and high density development applications. A reduction in planning applications and a change this year to no longer include amendments to permits has reduced the total number of applications in this measure, resulting in the cost per application increase.

Council planning decisions upheld at VCAT

Percentage of council planning application decisions subject to review by VCAT that were not set aside

Moreland City (2018-2019)

47.14%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

52.54%

All Councils (2018-2019)

52.64%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 57.14% 58.19% 66.75%
2016-2017 39.73% 54.14% 58.73%
2017-2018 51.09% 56.56% 61.19%
2018-2019 47.14% 52.54% 52.64%

Moreland City Council Says...

Marginal change in result in 2018/19 reflects the decrease in number of appeals to VCAT from 92 in 2017/18 to 70 in 2018/19.