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Mornington Peninsula 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.

Mornington Peninsula Shire (2018-2019)

2.75 days

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

2.46 days

All Councils (2018-2019)

2.03 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mornington Peninsula Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 2.12 days 2.97 days 2.17 days
2016-2017 3.26 days 2.56 days 2.06 days
2017-2018 2.58 days 2.59 days 2.19 days
2018-2019 2.75 days 2.46 days 2.03 days

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Says...

Animals reclaimed from council

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

Mornington Peninsula Shire (2018-2019)

74.28%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

53.61%

All Councils (2018-2019)

50.95%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mornington Peninsula Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 62.91% 48.96% 54.57%
2016-2017 59.54% 45.64% 51.24%
2017-2018 61.81% 50.73% 50.34%
2018-2019 74.28% 53.61% 50.95%

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Says...

Council has continued to build upon its customer-focused approach (including in-field reunions, extended operating hours and flexible financial arrangements with owners) which has seen an increase in animals reclaimed compared with last year.

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

Mornington Peninsula Shire (2018-2019)

$86.64

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$60.75

All Councils (2018-2019)

$63.27

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mornington Peninsula Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $62.23 $45.55 $50.43
2016-2017 $77.28 $49.70 $53.75
2017-2018 $79.41 $56.37 $59.95
2018-2019 $86.64 $60.75 $63.27

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Says...

The expansion of hours at the animal shelter has meant increased labour and associated costs. In addition, Council incurred one-off costs for significant maintenance works as well as increased contract costs for rehoming services.

Animal management prosecutions

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

Mornington Peninsula Shire (2018-2019)

52.00

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

23.00

All Councils (2018-2019)

12.32

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mornington Peninsula Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 40.00 20.44 11.24
2016-2017 52.00 20.33 10.84
2017-2018 43.00 20.44 13.73
2018-2019 52.00 23.00 12.32

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Says...

Due to the high number of dog attacks reported in previous years, the Community Safety Team increased their compliance and enforcement program in animal management. Maintaining this high standard is resulting in more fines and more prosecutions.