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Port Phillip City

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

Port Phillip City (2019-2020)

6.62%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

8.21%

All Councils (2019-2020)

9.84%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 7.43% 7.17% 9.45%
2017-2018 7.93% 7.40% 9.29%
2018-2019 9.35% 8.58% 9.55%
2019-2020 6.62% 8.21% 9.84%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

Port Phillip City Council made 268 of its 287 resolutions at meetings open to the public. A small proportion of Council's resolutions were made at meetings closed to the public in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Acts 1989 and 2020. These decisions included contractual, legal and personnel matters. Port Phillip is committed to open and transparent decision making.

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.

Port Phillip City (2019-2020)

59/100

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

60/100

All Councils (2019-2020)

56/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 59/100 58/100 55/100
2017-2018 56/100 60/100 56/100
2018-2019 61/100 61/100 56/100
2019-2020 59/100 60/100 56/100

Port Phillip City Council Says...

The level of satisfaction with community consultation and engagement is two points lower in 2020. Engagement with the community continues with Port Phillip committed to continuously explore ways to improve levels of satisfaction.

Councillor attendance at council meetings

Percentage of attendance at ordinary and special council meetings by councillors

Port Phillip City (2019-2020)

94.29%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

90.00%

All Councils (2019-2020)

92.01%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 96.08% 94.55% 94.34%
2017-2018 93.42% 92.66% 93.23%
2018-2019 93.83% 91.75% 91.70%
2019-2020 94.29% 90.00% 92.01%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

Councillor attendance at Council meetings in this financial year has increased to 94 per cent. Councillors remain committed to active participation in decision making and representing the community.

Cost of elected representation

Direct cost of delivering council's governance service per councillor

Port Phillip City (2019-2020)

$52,239.22

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

$52,595.95

All Councils (2019-2020)

$49,089.27

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 $48,687.68 $53,354.08 $47,978.61
2017-2018 $57,336.67 $51,982.49 $47,505.59
2018-2019 $56,441.02 $53,933.69 $48,340.83
2019-2020 $52,239.22 $52,595.95 $49,089.27

Port Phillip City Council Says...

Expenditure is in line with the budget of $60,000. Cost of governance (per Councillor) includes allowances, communication costs and professional development.

Community satisfaction with council decisions

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

Port Phillip City (2019-2020)

58/100

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

61/100

All Councils (2019-2020)

55/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 57/100 59/100 54/100
2017-2018 57/100 59/100 54/100
2018-2019 59/100 61/100 55/100
2019-2020 58/100 61/100 55/100

Port Phillip City Council Says...

The level of community satisfaction on how the Council has performed in making decisions in the interest of the community in 2020 is one point lower than last year. Council continues to explore ways to improve community consultation to ensure Council decisions are informed by the community's views.