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West Wimmera Shire

Profile Performance

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Average residential rate per residential property assessment

Amount of rates charged on average for each residential property

West Wimmera Shire (2018-2019)

$664.50

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$1,452.56

All Councils (2018-2019)

$1,669.82

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $619.00 $1,328.95 $1,524.82
2016-2017 $637.00 $1,353.74 $1,571.58
2017-2018 $654.00 $1,426.28 $1,625.06
2018-2019 $664.50 $1,452.56 $1,669.82
2019-2020 $681.11 $1,501.05 $1,708.62
2020-2021 $694.73 $1,536.90 $1,743.39
2021-2022 $708.63 $1,573.22 $1,780.84
2022-2023 $722.80 $1,611.85 $1,818.86

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

Expenses per property assessment

Amount of council expenditure for each property

West Wimmera Shire (2018-2019)

$4,631.00

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$3,870.37

All Councils (2018-2019)

$3,322.88

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $3,629.20 $3,258.69 $2,949.21
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 $4,227.40 $3,685.66 $3,247.86
2020-2021 $4,285.00 $3,670.89 $3,248.25
2021-2022 $4,386.20 $3,718.44 $3,283.87
2022-2023 $4,490.40 $3,794.25 $3,335.79

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

The winding up of the Flood Recovery program has led to a significant decline in contractor costs for the 2018-19 year.

Percentage of staff turnover

Number of staff resignations and terminations divided by the average number of staff employed for the year

West Wimmera Shire (2018-2019)

15.38%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

15.00%

All Councils (2018-2019)

14.07%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 6.54% 11.26% 11.56%
2016-2017 16.50% 12.63% 12.10%
2017-2018 4.44% 14.00% 13.20%
2018-2019 15.38% 15.00% 14.07%
2019-2020 5.13% 10.30% 10.28%
2020-2021 0.00% 9.74% 10.09%
2021-2022 0.00% 9.53% 10.11%
2022-2023 0.00% 9.27% 10.03%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

Workforce turnover has been highly variable over the last 4 years as the average tenure of Council's workforce changes. Council is developing a workforce plan to identify resource requirements for the future.

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 (2018-2019)

515.01%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

377.97%

All Councils (2018-2019)

319.74%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 321.40% 271.75% 241.76%
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 314.37% 276.34% 250.74%
2020-2021 333.99% 259.47% 227.10%
2021-2022 315.13% 256.73% 228.98%
2022-2023 318.83% 254.26% 236.93%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

Council is holding a significant amount of cash from unfinished projects and grants received in advance. This includes $3.3 million for the Victoria Grants Commission and $0.6 million from the Living Libraries program

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 (2018-2019)

265.60%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

119.80%

All Councils (2018-2019)

94.27%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 252.42% 126.02% 95.85%
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 209.82% 167.22% 138.87%
2020-2021 226.91% 155.47% 123.19%
2021-2022 206.76% 150.02% 121.11%
2022-2023 209.88% 148.96% 125.13%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

A considerable amount of cash received in advance (Victoria Grants Commission prepayment of $3.3million) is unreserved.

Asset renewal as a percentage of depreciation

Expenditure on renewing existing assets or replacing existing assets to their original capability divided by the amount of depreciation on all assets

West Wimmera Shire (2018-2019)

73.63%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

83.27%

All Councils (2018-2019)

86.80%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 85.12% 72.91% 76.33%
2016-2017 94.34% 70.32% 77.30%
2017-2018 80.87% 77.48% 78.86%
2018-2019 73.63% 83.27% 86.80%
2019-2020 108.83% 112.38% 100.63%
2020-2021 91.71% 84.30% 88.32%
2021-2022 105.31% 82.07% 86.34%
2022-2023 99.25% 80.01% 84.91%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

Council has committed significant funds to asset improvement. When asset upgrade is included with renewal the ratio rises to 117.76% for 2019

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 (2018-2019)

0.00%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

10.89%

All Councils (2018-2019)

16.44%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 4.23% 16.18% 22.66%
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 2.10% 7.76% 18.18%
2020-2021 1.57% 7.99% 18.97%
2021-2022 1.05% 5.67% 18.12%
2022-2023 0.54% 5.04% 16.91%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

All loans extinguished in 2018/19

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 (2018-2019)

0.45%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

1.74%

All Councils (2018-2019)

2.68%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 1.93% 3.94% 4.60%
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 0.57% 4.80% 4.46%
2020-2021 0.55% 1.60% 2.54%
2021-2022 0.53% 2.68% 4.23%
2022-2023 0.53% 1.40% 2.88%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

All loans extinguished in 2018/19

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 (2018-2019)

5.41%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

14.38%

All Councils (2018-2019)

17.93%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 3.86% 20.50% 24.65%
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 6.71% 14.14% 20.75%
2020-2021 6.34% 12.83% 19.58%
2021-2022 6.02% 11.68% 19.64%
2022-2023 5.67% 11.05% 18.92%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

Non-current provisions have increased due to growth in Long Service Leave and Annual Leave accruals

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 (2018-2019)

3.31%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

1.24%

All Councils (2018-2019)

4.24%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 -5.22% -8.06% -1.22%
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 -5.00% -7.21% 0.50%
2020-2021 -4.15% -2.01% 2.94%
2021-2022 -4.07% -1.86% 3.32%
2022-2023 -3.99% -1.54% 4.54%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

The underlying result for previous years was inflated due to disaster recovery works.

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 (2018-2019)

31.36%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

51.11%

All Councils (2018-2019)

59.45%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 39.45% 57.71% 63.99%
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 38.58% 58.40% 64.05%
2020-2021 38.69% 57.33% 63.74%
2021-2022 38.72% 57.80% 64.23%
2022-2023 38.74% 57.89% 64.09%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

Council has seen an increase in recurrent grants for 2019

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 (2018-2019)

0.36%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

0.55%

All Councils (2018-2019)

0.42%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 0.41% 0.60% 0.53%
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% 0.42%
2020-2021 0.30% 0.54% 0.42%
2021-2022 0.31% 0.55% 0.43%
2022-2023 0.31% 0.55% 0.43%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

Property values have seen a substantial increase for 2019, particularly in the rural sector.