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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 (2018-2019)

9.35%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

8.58%

All Councils (2018-2019)

9.55%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 7.31% 9.45% 11.53%
2016-2017 7.43% 7.17% 9.45%
2017-2018 7.93% 7.40% 9.29%
2018-2019 9.35% 8.58% 9.55%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

The number has slightly increased from the previous year. The number of matters considered at closed meetings is minimal and reflects Council's commitment to 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 (2018-2019)

61/100

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

61/100

All Councils (2018-2019)

56/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 62/100 59/100 55/100
2016-2017 59/100 58/100 55/100
2017-2018 56/100 60/100 56/100
2018-2019 61/100 61/100 56/100

Port Phillip City Council Says...

Efforts to improve engagement with the community have resulted in a five point increase in community satisfaction. 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 (2018-2019)

93.83%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

91.75%

All Councils (2018-2019)

91.70%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 91.93% 91.42% 91.32%
2016-2017 96.08% 94.55% 94.34%
2017-2018 93.42% 92.66% 93.23%
2018-2019 93.83% 91.75% 91.70%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

Councillors attendance continues to be high with 94 per cent attendance in proportion of the 304 Ordinary and Special Council meetings held in 2018/19.

Cost of governance per councillor

Direct cost of delivering council's governance service per councillor

Port Phillip City (2018-2019)

$56,441.02

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$53,933.69

All Councils (2018-2019)

$48,340.83

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
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
2018-2019 $56,441.02 $53,933.69 $48,340.83

Port Phillip City Council Says...

Expenditure is in line with 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 (2018-2019)

59/100

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

61/100

All Councils (2018-2019)

55/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 59/100 60/100 54/100
2016-2017 57/100 59/100 54/100
2017-2018 57/100 59/100 54/100
2018-2019 59/100 61/100 55/100

Port Phillip City Council Says...

The result indicates an increase from the previous years' reflecting strong consultation and engagement opportunities with the community to ensure Council decisions are informed by the community's views.