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Stonnington 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.

Stonnington City (2018-2019)

1.12 days

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

1.89 days

All Councils (2018-2019)

2.03 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Stonnington City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 1.3 days 2.91 days 2.17 days
2016-2017 2.61 days 2.55 days 2.06 days
2017-2018 1.83 days 2.28 days 2.19 days
2018-2019 1.12 days 1.89 days 2.03 days

Stonnington City Council Says...

Council was able to respond to all requests within 48 hours. All critical requests such as dog attacks or injured animals were actioned within 24 hours.

Animals reclaimed from council

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

Stonnington City (2018-2019)

50.68%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

54.46%

All Councils (2018-2019)

50.95%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Stonnington City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 61.24% 55.19% 54.57%
2016-2017 78.28% 54.69% 51.24%
2017-2018 61.34% 52.68% 50.34%
2018-2019 50.68% 54.46% 50.95%

Stonnington City Council Says...

The percentage of animals reclaimed continues to decline. The reclaim rate for dogs remains high, with 84 per cent of all impounded dogs reclaimed by their owners. The cat/kitten reclaim rate was significantly low and impacted the result (24 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

Stonnington City (2018-2019)

$79.03

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$61.18

All Councils (2018-2019)

$63.27

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Stonnington City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $65.09 $48.31 $50.43
2016-2017 $68.50 $52.89 $53.75
2017-2018 $50.59 $57.21 $59.95
2018-2019 $79.03 $61.18 $63.27

Stonnington City Council Says...

In 2017/18, the number of registered animals (15,186) was incorrectly reported. The correct number of animal registrations was 11,011. The revised cost of animal management for 2017/18 is $69.77. The cost of animal management also increased due to additional legal costs and an increase in state government registration levy.

Animal management prosecutions

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

Stonnington City (2018-2019)

5.00

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

13.62

All Councils (2018-2019)

12.32

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Stonnington City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 3.00 11.05 11.24
2016-2017 6.00 11.71 10.84
2017-2018 9.00 15.52 13.73
2018-2019 5.00 13.62 12.32

Stonnington City Council Says...

Council pursues charges through the Magistrates' Court as appropriate. The number of animal prosecutions within a 12-month period can be highly variable.