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Nillumbik 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

Nillumbik Shire (2018-2019)

96.5 days

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

94.67 days

All Councils (2018-2019)

69.6 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 92 days 94.81 days 70.43 days
2016-2017 112 days 106.03 days 72.54 days
2017-2018 93 days 98.89 days 69.69 days
2018-2019 96.5 days 94.67 days 69.6 days

Nillumbik Shire Council Says...

Resourcing due to delays in backfilling positions over the last financial year has led to a minor decline in the number of applications assessed within statutory timeframes.

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

Nillumbik Shire (2018-2019)

68.98%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

67.34%

All Councils (2018-2019)

70.17%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 80.00% 63.70% 69.56%
2016-2017 71.98% 57.85% 70.06%
2017-2018 69.29% 62.56% 69.63%
2018-2019 68.98% 67.34% 70.17%

Nillumbik Shire Council Says...

Resourcing due to delays in backfilling positions over the last financial year has led to a minor decline in the number of applications assessed within statutory timeframes.

Cost of statutory planning service per planning application

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

Nillumbik Shire (2018-2019)

$2,265.07

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$2,840.72

All Councils (2018-2019)

$2,615.43

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $2,545.67 $2,061.37 $2,131.65
2016-2017 $2,961.14 $2,421.87 $2,311.71
2017-2018 $2,981.73 $2,603.84 $2,459.07
2018-2019 $2,265.07 $2,840.72 $2,615.43

Nillumbik Shire Council Says...

A decrease in costs is due to an increase volume of applications in 2018-2019. The reported number of planning applications doesn't accurately reflect the true number of applications assessed in 2018-2019, due to the number of applications which are not reported through this process.

Council planning decisions upheld at VCAT

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

Nillumbik Shire (2018-2019)

61.54%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

51.65%

All Councils (2018-2019)

52.64%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 70.00% 64.26% 66.75%
2016-2017 63.16% 49.12% 58.73%
2017-2018 80.00% 53.66% 61.19%
2018-2019 61.54% 51.65% 52.64%

Nillumbik Shire Council Says...

VCAT upheld less of Council's decisions in the 2018-2019 financial year. Eight decisions were upheld out of 13, compared to 8 out of 10 in 2017-2018.