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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

Nillumbik Shire (2019-2020)

1 days

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

2.12 days

All Councils (2019-2020)

1.71 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
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
2019-2020 1 days 2.12 days 1.71 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 which have been reclaimed

Nillumbik Shire (2019-2020)

93.02%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

49.76%

All Councils (2019-2020)

47.26%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 61.02% 45.64% 51.24%
2017-2018 92.17% 50.73% 50.34%
2018-2019 92.35% 53.61% 50.95%
2019-2020 93.02% 49.76% 47.26%

Nillumbik Shire Council Says...

Whilst there has been a 4.35 per cent decrease in animals reclaimed to owners, there has been a 200 per cent increase in animals surrendered to the pound. Some of these reasons are due to unwell owners being unable to control the animal, and also family dynamics (e.g. growing families and elderly).

Animals rehomed

Percentage of all collected cats and dogs which have been rehomed. New indicator from July 2019.

Nillumbik Shire (2019-2020)

9.30%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

20.47%

All Councils (2019-2020)

31.96%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2019-2020 9.30% 20.47% 31.96%

Nillumbik Shire Council Says...

16 animals were rehomed in 2019-2020. Council will continue its efforts in future years to increase this number.

Cost of animal management service per population

Direct cost to council of the animal management service per population. New indicator from July 2019. Please refer to retired indicators link for previous results.

Nillumbik Shire (2019-2020)

$10.25

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

$8.36

All Councils (2019-2020)

$12.54

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2019-2020 $10.25 $8.36 $12.54

Nillumbik Shire Council Says...

The animal management service has seen costs return to similar levels from 2 years ago. This is reflective of a fully staffed team, along with a reduction in overall registrations this year. The service currently costs considerably less than income received through registrations and pound income.

Successful animal management prosecutions

Percentage of successful animal management prosecutions. New indicator from July 2019.

Nillumbik Shire (2019-2020)

100.00%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

95.96%

All Councils (2019-2020)

63.75%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2019-2020 100.00% 95.96% 63.75%

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.