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Nillumbik 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.

Nillumbik Shire (2018-2019)

1 days

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

2.46 days

All Councils (2018-2019)

2.03 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 1 days 2.97 days 2.17 days
2016-2017 1 days 2.56 days 2.06 days
2017-2018 1 days 2.59 days 2.19 days
2018-2019 1 days 2.46 days 2.03 days

Nillumbik Shire Council Says...

The majority of requests, including dog attacks and collection of wandering dogs, are actioned within one hour of receiving the request. Other requests, including nuisance barking dogs, are responded to within one business day.

Animals reclaimed from council

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

Nillumbik Shire (2018-2019)

92.35%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

53.61%

All Councils (2018-2019)

50.95%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 68.80% 48.96% 54.57%
2016-2017 61.02% 45.64% 51.24%
2017-2018 92.17% 50.73% 50.34%
2018-2019 92.35% 53.61% 50.95%

Nillumbik Shire Council Says...

92 per cent of animals surrended to the regional pound were reclaimed in 2018-2019. This continues the upward, positive trend for this measure since 2016-2017.

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

Nillumbik Shire (2018-2019)

$44.99

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$60.75

All Councils (2018-2019)

$63.27

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $37.64 $45.55 $50.43
2016-2017 $38.62 $49.70 $53.75
2017-2018 $49.52 $56.37 $59.95
2018-2019 $44.99 $60.75 $63.27

Nillumbik Shire Council Says...

The Animal Management service has seen reduced costs in 2018-2019 following long-term vacancies within the team leading to salary savings. The service is currently cost neutral based on registrations received.

Animal management prosecutions

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

Nillumbik Shire (2018-2019)

1.00

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

23.00

All Councils (2018-2019)

12.32

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 8.00 20.44 11.24
2016-2017 8.00 20.33 10.84
2017-2018 5.00 20.44 13.73
2018-2019 1.00 23.00 12.32

Nillumbik Shire Council Says...

The 1 prosecution that took place was a result of a barking dog. The annual results recorded are independent year on year, reflective of isolated incidents occurring within the Shire.