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Surf Coast Shire

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

Surf Coast Shire (2019-2020)

14.81%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

8.39%

All Councils (2019-2020)

9.84%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Surf Coast Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 14.73% 10.62% 9.45%
2017-2018 20.07% 8.66% 9.29%
2018-2019 14.80% 7.98% 9.55%
2019-2020 14.81% 8.39% 9.84%

Surf Coast Shire Council Says...

Number of confidential decisions that were made public = 8 (22.22% of all confidential decisions were subsequently made public).

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.

Surf Coast Shire (2019-2020)

59/100

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

53/100

All Councils (2019-2020)

56/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Surf Coast Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 59/100 52/100 55/100
2017-2018 57/100 53/100 56/100
2018-2019 58/100 53/100 56/100
2019-2020 59/100 53/100 56/100

Surf Coast Shire Council Says...

The index score of 59 in the 2020 Community Satisfaction Survey conducted by JWS on behalf of Surf Coast Shire Council was 1 point higher than in 2019.

Councillor attendance at council meetings

Percentage of attendance at ordinary and special council meetings by councillors

Surf Coast Shire (2019-2020)

92.59%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

93.16%

All Councils (2019-2020)

92.01%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Surf Coast Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 81.48% 94.68% 94.34%
2017-2018 85.32% 94.40% 93.23%
2018-2019 72.92% 92.49% 91.70%
2019-2020 92.59% 93.16% 92.01%

Surf Coast Shire Council Says...

Council conducted 10 ordinary meetings and 5 special council meetings during 2019-20, one less meeting than during 2018-2019. The March 2020 Council meeting was cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Due to the by-election in the Anglesea Ward one Councillor position was vacant for 3 meetings. Overall there was 100% councillor attendance at 10 of the 15 Council meetings.

Cost of elected representation

Direct cost of delivering council's governance service per councillor

Surf Coast Shire (2019-2020)

$43,300.66

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

$50,775.74

All Councils (2019-2020)

$49,089.27

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Surf Coast Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 $44,888.45 $42,625.38 $47,978.61
2017-2018 $42,876.44 $42,861.71 $47,505.59
2018-2019 $42,941.50 $44,461.78 $48,340.83
2019-2020 $43,300.66 $50,775.74 $49,089.27

Surf Coast Shire Council Says...

No comment provided as there is no material variation.

Community satisfaction with council decisions

Community satisfaction rating out 100 with how council has performed in making decisions in the interests of the community

Surf Coast Shire (2019-2020)

55/100

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

51/100

All Councils (2019-2020)

55/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Surf Coast Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 53/100 51/100 54/100
2017-2018 52/100 51/100 54/100
2018-2019 54/100 50/100 55/100
2019-2020 55/100 51/100 55/100

Surf Coast Shire Council Says...

The index score of 55 in the 2020 Community Satisfaction Survey conducted by JWS on behalf of Surf Coast Shire Council was 1 point higher than in 2019.