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Nillumbik Shire

Profile Performance

Provision of good governance to the community including making and implementing decisions with reference to community engagement, policy frameworks and agreed practice

Council decisions made at meetings closed to the public

Percentage of council resolutions made at an ordinary or special meeting of council (or at a meeting of a special committee consisting only of councillors) closed to the public

Nillumbik Shire (2016-2017)

13.28%

Similar Councils (2016-2017)

11.38%

All Councils (2016-2017)

9.45%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 15.00% 19.31% 12.16%
2015-2016 15.20% 17.41% 11.53%
2016-2017 13.28% 11.38% 9.45%

Nillumbik Shire Council Says...

Council made 256 resolutions at 25 Council and Committee meetings, 34 of which were made in a meeting closed to the public under section 89(2) of the Local Government Act 1989. The decrease from the previous year is due to the Council general elections in October 2016 and the introduction of new special committee arrangements, which resulted in fewer resolutions made and fewer meetings held. As required by the Act, the reasons why a meeting was closed to the public are recorded in the public version of the minutes.

Community satisfaction with community consultation and engagement

Community satisfaction rating out of 100 with the consultation and engagement efforts of the council. This includes consulting and engaging directly with the community on key local issues requiring decisions by council.

Nillumbik Shire (2016-2017)

58/100

Similar Councils (2016-2017)

56/100

All Councils (2016-2017)

55/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 68/100 59/100 56/100
2015-2016 66/100 58/100 55/100
2016-2017 58/100 56/100 55/100

Nillumbik Shire Council Says...

Satisfaction with Council's community consultation and engagement declined measurably and significantly in 2017, down 13 per cent from 66.2 out of 100 to 57.6 out of 100. Survey respondents from the rural areas were most dissatisfied with Council's performance in this area.

Councillor attendance at council meetings

Percentage of attendance at ordinary and special council meetings by councillors

Nillumbik Shire (2016-2017)

97.96%

Similar Councils (2016-2017)

93.36%

All Councils (2016-2017)

94.34%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 92.00% 87.01% 91.99%
2015-2016 93.33% 87.27% 91.32%
2016-2017 97.96% 93.36% 94.34%

Nillumbik Shire Council Says...

Council held 11 Ordinary meetings and three Special meetings in 2016-2017. Only two absences were recorded throughout the year against a possible 98 attendances.

Cost of governance per councillor

Direct cost of delivering council's governance service per councillor

Nillumbik Shire (2016-2017)

$54,858.83

Similar Councils (2016-2017)

$53,566.29

All Councils (2016-2017)

$47,978.61

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 $49,536.80 $51,418.22 $46,996.12
2015-2016 $51,874.20 $51,639.67 $48,411.16
2016-2017 $54,858.83 $53,566.29 $47,978.61

Nillumbik Shire Council Says...

This indicator reflects operating expenses directly related to the activities of Councillors and costs associated with the Chief Executive Officer recruitment, dismissal and performance management. Following the resignation of the CEO in December, Council appointed a new CEO in March.

Community satisfaction with council decisions

Community satisfaction rating out 100 with how council has performed in making decisions in the interests of the community

Nillumbik Shire (2016-2017)

57/100

Similar Councils (2016-2017)

56/100

All Councils (2016-2017)

54/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 66/100 59/100 55/100
2015-2016 64/100 58/100 54/100
2016-2017 57/100 56/100 54/100

Nillumbik Shire Council Says...

In the 2017 Annual Community Survey, satisfaction with Council's performance in making decisions in the interests of the community declined from 64.2 out of 100 to 57.4 out of 100. Survey respondents from the rural areas were most dissatisfied with Council's performance in this area.

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