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Port Phillip City

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

Port Phillip City (2018-2019)

78 days

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

85.98 days

All Councils (2018-2019)

69.6 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 75 days 90.91 days 70.43 days
2016-2017 78 days 97.75 days 72.54 days
2017-2018 77 days 92.82 days 69.69 days
2018-2019 78 days 85.98 days 69.6 days

Port Phillip City Council Says...

The result is consistent with previous years. Council's application numbers increased over the past year, which resulted in high overall application numbers and an increase in time taken to make decisions.

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

Port Phillip City (2018-2019)

56.53%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

62.35%

All Councils (2018-2019)

70.17%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 58.02% 58.72% 69.56%
2016-2017 59.94% 58.83% 70.06%
2017-2018 61.32% 58.99% 69.63%
2018-2019 56.53% 62.35% 70.17%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

The result shows there are still areas of improvement that can be made to increase the number of decisions made within the required timeframe.

Cost of statutory planning service per planning application

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

Port Phillip City (2018-2019)

$2,617.25

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$2,810.14

All Councils (2018-2019)

$2,615.43

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $2,104.35 $2,151.43 $2,131.65
2016-2017 $2,554.87 $2,469.69 $2,311.71
2017-2018 $2,764.04 $2,757.12 $2,459.07
2018-2019 $2,617.25 $2,810.14 $2,615.43

Port Phillip City Council Says...

There has been a small decrease in unit processing costs however failed to meet target.

Council planning decisions upheld at VCAT

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

Port Phillip City (2018-2019)

72.22%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

52.54%

All Councils (2018-2019)

52.64%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 70.91% 58.19% 66.75%
2016-2017 70.00% 54.14% 58.73%
2017-2018 61.04% 56.56% 61.19%
2018-2019 72.22% 52.54% 52.64%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

The overall result has increased. Allowing for mediated and withdrawn outcomes, Council decisions upheld at VCAT is 87 per cent.