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Port Phillip City

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.

Port Phillip City (2017-2018)

1 days

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

2.28 days

All Councils (2017-2018)

2.19 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 0 0 0
2015-2016 1 days 2.91 days 2.17 days
2016-2017 1 days 2.55 days 2.06 days
2017-2018 1 days 2.28 days 2.19 days

Port Phillip City Council Says...

Council responded quickly to animal management requests. All requests had a first response within one day which is mets the annual target of less than 10.

Animals reclaimed from council

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

Port Phillip City (2017-2018)

47.92%

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

52.68%

All Councils (2017-2018)

50.34%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 55.00% 59.12% 54.99%
2015-2016 58.72% 55.19% 54.57%
2016-2017 47.67% 54.69% 51.24%
2017-2018 47.92% 52.68% 50.34%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

This result shows the proportion of registered animals collected by their owners. If we include animals that were registered and rehomed, our reclaim rate would increase to 60 per cent. Compared with the previous year, Council collected a higher volume of animals with an increased in the number of feral animals collected. The result is below the target of 55 per cent.

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

Port Phillip City (2017-2018)

$69.52

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

$57.21

All Councils (2017-2018)

$59.95

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 $72.65 $46.78 $47.45
2015-2016 $75.07 $48.31 $50.43
2016-2017 $61.36 $52.89 $53.75
2017-2018 $69.52 $57.21 $59.95

Port Phillip City Council Says...

The number of animals registered increased at a lower rate, an increase of over 20 compared to over 1,200 in 2016/17 which has caused the result to increase this year. We provide an extra 24 hour on-call service, which is not offered by all councils. We also manage additional animals on beaches belonging to visitors. Currently we do not have the appropriate space to manage an onsite pound and therefore contract this service out to the Lost Dogs' Home. This result achieved our target of less than $76.00.

Animal management prosecutions

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

Port Phillip City (2017-2018)

6.00

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

15.52

All Councils (2017-2018)

13.73

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 4.00 10.76 11.44
2015-2016 5.00 11.05 11.24
2016-2017 2.00 11.71 10.84
2017-2018 6.00 15.52 13.73

Port Phillip City Council Says...

Successful animal management prosecutions have increased compared with 2016/17 and returned to consistent levels in previous years. This reflects an increase in proactive action from our animal management service and remains under our target of less than 10.