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Wellington Shire

Profile Performance

Provision of indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities to the community and visitors for wellbeing, water safety, sport and recreation

Health inspections of aquatic facilities

Number of inspections by an authorised officer carried out per Council aquatic facility

Wellington Shire (2019-2020)

1.00

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

0.81

All Councils (2019-2020)

1.52

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wellington Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 1.00 1.15 1.71
2017-2018 1.00 0.95 1.61
2018-2019 1.00 1.14 1.90
2019-2020 1.00 0.81 1.52

Wellington Shire Council Says...

Wellington Shire Council operates one indoor aquatic, all year facility in Sale and five outdoor seasonal aquatic facilities (Heyfield, Maffra, Rosedale, Stratford and Yarram). All six facilities are inspected at least once per year.

Number of visits to aquatic facilities per head of municipal population

Number of visits to aquatic facilities per head of municipal population

Wellington Shire (2019-2020)

4.20

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

3.22

All Councils (2019-2020)

3.98

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wellington Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 5.01 4.88 5.27
2017-2018 5.57 4.32 5.10
2018-2019 5.72 4.38 5.11
2019-2020 4.20 3.22 3.98

Wellington Shire Council Says...

The combined number of visits recorded at Council's indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities during 2019/20 was 186,195. This equates to an average of 4.2 aquatic facility visits, per Wellington Shire resident, for the year. Operation of Council's all-year aquatic facility in Sale (Aqua Energy) was impacted by the mandated COVID-19 closure of aquatic and leisure facilities. This affected attendances from late March until a partial reactivation of facilities in June. The loss of attendances is estimated to be between 60-70,000.

Cost of aquatic facilities per visit

Direct cost to council (less any income received) of providing aquatic facilities per visit. New indicator from July 2019. Please refer to retired indicators link for previous results.

Wellington Shire (2019-2020)

$8.52

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

$11.66

All Councils (2019-2020)

$8.37

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wellington Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2019-2020 $8.52 $11.66 $8.37

Wellington Shire Council Says...

During 2019/20, Wellington Shire Council's indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities operated at a cost to Council of $ 1,585,833 and recorded 186,195 visitors. This resulted in an average cost per visitation of $8.52. Operation of council's all-year aquatic facility in Sale (Aqua Energy) was impacted by the mandated COVID-19 closure of aquatic and leisure facilities. This affected attendances and income from late March until a partial reactivation of facilities in June. Lost revenue is estimated at approximately $478k and loss of attendances are estimated to be between 60-70,000. Even though expenditure on wages and utilities was reduced, maintenance expenditure was sustained throughout the year and increased to facilitate the safe removal of asbestos from Aqua Energy. Maintenance projects were also brought forward during COVID-19 closure that enabled completion of works without disruption to normal business activities.