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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 (2017-2018)

7.93%

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

7.40%

All Councils (2017-2018)

9.29%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 2.00% 8.09% 12.16%
2015-2016 7.31% 9.45% 11.53%
2016-2017 7.43% 7.17% 9.45%
2017-2018 7.93% 7.40% 9.29%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

Council is committed to transparent and open decision making. In 2017/18, 26 out of 328 Council decisions were made at meetings closed to the public which is consistent with the previous year and below our target of less than 10 per cent.

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 (2017-2018)

56/100

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

60/100

All Councils (2017-2018)

56/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 61/100 59/100 56/100
2015-2016 62/100 59/100 55/100
2016-2017 59/100 58/100 55/100
2017-2018 56/100 60/100 56/100

Port Phillip City Council Says...

There was a small decrease in community satisfaction with our consultation and engagement processes however the result above the state average. Council strongly values community input and will continue to look at ways we can improve levels of satisfaction in this area. This result was below the target of greater than 65.

Councillor attendance at council meetings

Percentage of attendance at ordinary and special council meetings by councillors

Port Phillip City (2017-2018)

93.42%

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

92.66%

All Councils (2017-2018)

93.23%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 92.00% 91.43% 91.99%
2015-2016 91.93% 91.42% 91.32%
2016-2017 96.08% 94.55% 94.34%
2017-2018 93.42% 92.66% 93.23%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

Councillors attended a very high proportion of the 27 Originary and Special Council meetings held in 2017/18.

Cost of governance per councillor

Direct cost of delivering council's governance service per councillor

Port Phillip City (2017-2018)

$57,336.67

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

$51,982.49

All Councils (2017-2018)

$47,505.59

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 $55,333.43 $55,356.39 $46,996.12
2015-2016 $59,458.75 $55,843.69 $48,411.16
2016-2017 $48,687.68 $53,354.08 $47,978.61
2017-2018 $57,336.67 $51,982.49 $47,505.59

Port Phillip City Council Says...

The cost of governance for 2016/17 was revised to include costs associated with the recruitment of our CEO. This result shows the average cost of governance per Councillor and remained below our target of less than $60,000.

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 (2017-2018)

57/100

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

59/100

All Councils (2017-2018)

54/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 60/100 59/100 55/100
2015-2016 59/100 60/100 54/100
2016-2017 57/100 59/100 54/100
2017-2018 57/100 59/100 54/100

Port Phillip City Council Says...

Satisfaction with Council decisions made in the interest of the community has remained stable this year and is below the target of 59. It remains on par with the Melbourne metropolitan average of 58 which also remained stable this year. We will continue to provide consultation opportunities to ensure Council decisions are informed by our community's views.