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Mornington Peninsula Shire

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

Mornington Peninsula Shire (2018-2019)

90 days

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

94.67 days

All Councils (2018-2019)

69.6 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mornington Peninsula Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 93 days 94.81 days 70.43 days
2016-2017 95 days 106.03 days 72.54 days
2017-2018 92 days 98.89 days 69.69 days
2018-2019 90 days 94.67 days 69.6 days

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Says...

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

Mornington Peninsula Shire (2018-2019)

63.62%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

67.34%

All Councils (2018-2019)

70.17%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mornington Peninsula Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 66.00% 63.70% 69.56%
2016-2017 61.67% 57.85% 70.06%
2017-2018 67.41% 62.56% 69.63%
2018-2019 63.62% 67.34% 70.17%

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Says...

Cost of statutory planning service per planning application

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

Mornington Peninsula Shire (2018-2019)

$3,536.39

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$2,840.72

All Councils (2018-2019)

$2,615.43

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mornington Peninsula Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $1,921.38 $2,061.37 $2,131.65
2016-2017 $2,323.77 $2,421.87 $2,311.71
2017-2018 $2,624.34 $2,603.84 $2,459.07
2018-2019 $3,536.39 $2,840.72 $2,615.43

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Says...

There has been a significant increase in the cost of service due to the continuing trend of increasing VCAT Appeals requiring consultant/legal representation. Council has adopted a position on the Housing Settlement Strategy, of which authorisation has been delayed by the Minister for Planning, which has resulted in an 88% increase in VCAT appeals against Council's decision to refuse planning applications. Furthermore, Council strongly implements the Localised Planning Statement in its decison-making, which has caused an increase in the number of VCAT appeals.

Council planning decisions upheld at VCAT

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

Mornington Peninsula Shire (2018-2019)

32.35%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

51.65%

All Councils (2018-2019)

52.64%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mornington Peninsula Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 67.65% 64.26% 66.75%
2016-2017 66.67% 49.12% 58.73%
2017-2018 64.94% 53.66% 61.19%
2018-2019 32.35% 51.65% 52.64%

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Says...

The percentage of the Shire's planning decisions upheld at VCAT in FY19 has decreased by 33%. Out of the 69 decisions set aside by VCAT, 61 (88%) were against Council decisions to refuse a planning application. This is largely due to Council continuing to hold its position in regards to the Localised Planning Statement and the Housing Settlement Strategy.