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West Wimmera Shire

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Expenses per property assessment

Amount of council expenditure for each property

West Wimmera Shire (2019-2020)

$4,861.91

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

$3,889.11

All Councils (2019-2020)

$3,402.81

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 $5,538.00 $3,532.45 $3,076.54
2017-2018 $6,454.00 $3,703.08 $3,173.85
2018-2019 $4,631.00 $3,870.37 $3,322.88
2019-2020 $4,861.91 $3,889.11 $3,402.81
2020-2021 $4,108.00 $3,856.60 $3,387.06
2021-2022 $4,190.35 $3,704.59 $3,325.18
2022-2023 $4,274.55 $3,770.53 $3,361.73
2023-2024 $4,360.65 $3,841.57 $3,407.05

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

Council's expenses per assesment have incrreased slightly from 2018-19 to 2019-20 as aniticpated. This is largely due to the number of property assesments remaining basically static as Council's population declines. The results for 2016-17 and 2018-19 were somewhat infalted by additional expenses incured in those years due to flood recovery disaster response works. Council anticipates a gradual increase in expenses per assesment over the coming years.

Average rate per property assessment

Amount of rates charged on average for each property. New indicator from July 2019. Please refer to retired indicators link for previous results.

West Wimmera Shire (2019-2020)

$1,544.68

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

$1,680.55

All Councils (2019-2020)

$1,774.72

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2019-2020 $1,544.68 $1,680.55 $1,774.72
2020-2021 $1,477.00 $1,706.70 $1,800.94
2021-2022 $1,506.54 $1,735.91 $1,837.61
2022-2023 $1,536.67 $1,767.94 $1,871.38
2023-2024 $1,567.40 $1,799.84 $1,905.41

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

In prior years, this indicator only captured residential rate data.

Current assets as a percentage of current liabilities

Value of current assets at the end of the year (i.e. assets that can easily be converted to cash within 12 months) divided by the value of current liabilities at the end of year (i.e. obligations due or payable by cash within the next 12 months)

West Wimmera Shire (2019-2020)

466.90%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

362.57%

All Councils (2019-2020)

291.35%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 337.98% 349.54% 293.07%
2017-2018 273.72% 362.28% 317.53%
2018-2019 515.01% 377.97% 319.74%
2019-2020 466.90% 362.57% 291.35%
2020-2021 950.19% 325.87% 256.19%
2021-2022 927.16% 310.02% 237.21%
2022-2023 909.80% 299.01% 233.01%
2023-2024 885.57% 292.22% 230.24%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

Council's working capital ratio has fluctuated over the years largely as cash levels move. For the 2019-20 year Council is holding lower cash and trade debtor levels at the end of the year.

Unrestricted cash as a percentage of current liabilities

Amount of cash at the end of the year which is free of restrictions divided by the value of current liabilities at the end of year (i.e. obligations due or payable by cash within the next 12 months)

West Wimmera Shire (2019-2020)

427.08%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

128.38%

All Councils (2019-2020)

88.99%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 279.68% 134.61% 96.18%
2017-2018 144.94% 128.11% 101.05%
2018-2019 265.60% 119.80% 94.27%
2019-2020 427.08% 128.38% 88.99%
2020-2021 897.81% 221.57% 125.03%
2021-2022 874.69% 213.14% 113.21%
2022-2023 858.02% 201.68% 107.84%
2023-2024 834.81% 191.47% 103.97%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

Due to a change in accounting methods, unrestricted cash is showing an increase of 60.8%. This is due to no longer deducting employee provisions and non-statutory reserve balances in unrestricted cash as has been the case in prior years.

Loans and borrowings as a percentage of rates

Value of interest bearing loans and borrowings at the end of the year divided by rates raised for the year

West Wimmera Shire (2019-2020)

0.00%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

6.62%

All Councils (2019-2020)

15.03%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 2.34% 14.32% 20.75%
2017-2018 0.47% 12.17% 18.05%
2018-2019 0.00% 10.89% 16.44%
2019-2020 0.00% 6.62% 15.03%
2020-2021 0.00% 10.13% 20.35%
2021-2022 0.00% 8.54% 20.87%
2022-2023 0.00% 7.46% 20.76%
2023-2024 0.00% 6.54% 19.72%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

Council's outstanding loans and borrowings have been fully extinguished during the 2019/20 year. Council has no plans to undertake new borrowings in the next 4 years.

Loans and borrowings repayments as a percentage of rates

Interest bearing loan and borrowing repayments for the year divided by rates raised for the year

West Wimmera Shire (2019-2020)

0.00%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

4.10%

All Councils (2019-2020)

4.73%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 1.93% 3.23% 3.62%
2017-2018 1.91% 2.23% 3.38%
2018-2019 0.45% 1.74% 2.68%
2019-2020 0.00% 4.10% 4.73%
2020-2021 0.00% 2.35% 3.19%
2021-2022 0.00% 2.96% 4.00%
2022-2023 0.00% 1.69% 3.18%
2023-2024 0.00% 1.48% 2.76%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

Council's outstanding loans and borrowings have been fully extinguished during the 2019/20 year. Council has no plans to undertake new borrowings in the next 4 years.

Non-current liabilities as a percentage of own source revenue

Value of non-current liabilities at the end of year (i.e. obligations not due or payable by cash within the next 12 months) divided by total revenue excluding government grants, contributions for capital works and the value of assets received from developers

West Wimmera Shire (2019-2020)

5.35%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

14.55%

All Councils (2019-2020)

21.38%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 2.29% 18.15% 22.64%
2017-2018 2.50% 17.66% 20.63%
2018-2019 5.41% 14.38% 17.93%
2019-2020 5.35% 14.55% 21.38%
2020-2021 5.72% 16.59% 23.21%
2021-2022 5.77% 15.72% 23.31%
2022-2023 5.82% 13.69% 22.91%
2023-2024 5.87% 12.91% 21.93%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

Asset renewal and asset upgrade as a percentage of depreciation

Expenditure on renewing existing assets or upgrading assets divided by the amount of depreciation on all assets. New indicator from July 2019. Please refer to retired indicators link for previous results.

West Wimmera Shire (2019-2020)

130.26%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

109.73%

All Councils (2019-2020)

115.25%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2019-2020 130.26% 109.73% 115.25%
2020-2021 113.69% 157.65% 145.11%
2021-2022 114.23% 115.28% 127.27%
2022-2023 112.55% 99.46% 117.87%
2023-2024 114.20% 93.40% 111.75%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

Council conciously made a substantial investment in Asset Renewal over the 2019-20 year, resulting in increased renewal expenditure complared to previous years.

Adjusted underlying surplus (or deficit) as a percentage of underlying revenue

Surplus or deficit for the year excluding non-recurrent government grants received for capital purposes, contributions for capital works and the value of assets received from developers divided by total revenue excluding non-recurrent government grants received for capital purposes, contributions for capital works and the value of assets received from developers

West Wimmera Shire (2019-2020)

-10.54%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

-0.94%

All Councils (2019-2020)

-0.05%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 -24.91% 8.16% 9.00%
2017-2018 -50.96% -1.34% 4.80%
2018-2019 3.31% 1.24% 4.24%
2019-2020 -10.54% -0.94% -0.05%
2020-2021 2.20% -6.71% -3.27%
2021-2022 2.47% -1.90% 1.69%
2022-2023 2.74% -2.39% 1.90%
2023-2024 3.00% -2.46% 2.22%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

Council's adjusted underlying result saw a significant decline into an underlying deficit for 2019-20, largely on the back of a large decline in recurrent grant funding (in particular road funding) and Council's private works and contract income. It is anticipated that this funding will increase over the next four years to push Council back into a small underlying surplus.

Rates as a percentage of adjusted underlying revenue

Rates raised for the year divided by total revenue excluding non-recurrent government grants received for capital purposes, contributions for capital works and the value of assets received from developers

West Wimmera Shire (2019-2020)

37.69%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

52.55%

All Councils (2019-2020)

61.87%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 31.58% 47.44% 57.59%
2017-2018 33.87% 51.93% 59.55%
2018-2019 31.36% 51.11% 59.45%
2019-2020 37.69% 52.55% 61.87%
2020-2021 37.84% 56.17% 64.72%
2021-2022 37.74% 57.32% 64.15%
2022-2023 37.63% 57.68% 64.63%
2023-2024 37.52% 57.77% 64.81%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

Council's underlying revenue for the 2019-20 year declined as recurrent grants reduced by over $1 million. This leads rate revenue to make up a larger share of Council's underlying revenue.Underlying revenue is anticipated to gradually increase over the next 4 years.

Rates as a percentage of property values in municipality

Rates raised for the year divided by the total capital improved value (i.e. market value) of all rateable properties

West Wimmera Shire (2019-2020)

0.30%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

0.53%

All Councils (2019-2020)

0.41%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 0.40% 0.59% 0.45%
2017-2018 0.41% 0.61% 0.46%
2018-2019 0.36% 0.55% 0.42%
2019-2020 0.30% 0.53% 0.41%
2020-2021 0.26% 0.50% 0.40%
2021-2022 0.26% 0.50% 0.41%
2022-2023 0.26% 0.51% 0.41%
2023-2024 0.26% 0.51% 0.42%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

Council has seen a significant increase in property values over the last two years, particularly amongst rural land values which account for over 90% of Council's rateable valuations. This property class has seen valuation increases of over 20% per annum over the last two years. Keeping rate increases to the rate cap levels has resulted in a decline in the calculated Rates Effort over this period.