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Stonnington 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

Stonnington City (2018-2019)

86 days

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

85.98 days

All Councils (2018-2019)

69.6 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Stonnington City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 83 days 90.91 days 70.43 days
2016-2017 88 days 97.75 days 72.54 days
2017-2018 96 days 92.82 days 69.69 days
2018-2019 86 days 85.98 days 69.6 days

Stonnington City Council Says...

The time taken to decide planning applications is influenced by the complexity of planning applications and the requirement to provide community consultation and referrals to authorities. Council also invested in additional planning staff to meet the growing demand for planning services.

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

Stonnington City (2018-2019)

66.00%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

62.35%

All Councils (2018-2019)

70.17%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Stonnington City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 67.00% 58.72% 69.56%
2016-2017 57.07% 58.83% 70.06%
2017-2018 54.76% 58.99% 69.63%
2018-2019 66.00% 62.35% 70.17%

Stonnington City Council Says...

The time taken is influenced by the complexity of planning applications and the requirement to provide community consultation and referrals to authorities.

Cost of statutory planning service per planning application

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

Stonnington City (2018-2019)

$4,053.98

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$2,810.14

All Councils (2018-2019)

$2,615.43

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Stonnington City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $2,391.12 $2,151.43 $2,131.65
2016-2017 $3,497.25 $2,469.69 $2,311.71
2017-2018 $4,093.77 $2,757.12 $2,459.07
2018-2019 $4,053.98 $2,810.14 $2,615.43

Stonnington City Council Says...

Council invested in additional planning staff to meet the growing demand for planning services. The 2018/19 result excludes planning enforcement service costs (previously included in 2017/18).

Council planning decisions upheld at VCAT

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

Stonnington City (2018-2019)

48.00%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

52.54%

All Councils (2018-2019)

52.64%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Stonnington City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 57.63% 58.19% 66.75%
2016-2017 66.67% 54.14% 58.73%
2017-2018 50.75% 56.56% 61.19%
2018-2019 48.00% 52.54% 52.64%

Stonnington City Council Says...

This result will be variable as Council continues to make decisions in the best interest of the community. 107 planning applications were referred to VCAT in 2018/19. The figure excludes withdrawn, mediated outcomes or consent orders negotiated by Council which were 53 per cent of VCAT cases (57) and hence does not reflect Council's overall performance.