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West Wimmera Shire

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

West Wimmera Shire (2018-2019)

65 days

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

54 days

All Councils (2018-2019)

69.6 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 34 days 45.63 days 70.43 days
2016-2017 24 days 49.37 days 72.54 days
2017-2018 25 days 51.21 days 69.69 days
2018-2019 65 days 54 days 69.6 days

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

High turnover of staff, challenges in recruiting suitable planning staff and difficulty procuring suitable contract backfill support.

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

West Wimmera Shire (2018-2019)

6.82%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

68.56%

All Councils (2018-2019)

70.17%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 77.14% 78.69% 69.56%
2016-2017 100.00% 78.27% 70.06%
2017-2018 100.00% 73.81% 69.63%
2018-2019 6.82% 68.56% 70.17%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

High turnover of staff, challenges in recruiting suitable planning staff and difficulty procuring suitable contract backfill support.

Cost of statutory planning service per planning application

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

West Wimmera Shire (2018-2019)

$4,619.69

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$2,599.26

All Councils (2018-2019)

$2,615.43

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $4,604.40 $2,139.74 $2,131.65
2016-2017 $4,857.93 $2,233.09 $2,311.71
2017-2018 $7,570.04 $2,466.62 $2,459.07
2018-2019 $4,619.69 $2,599.26 $2,615.43

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

Position had been vacant for some time during the year, temporarily reducing direct costs.

Council planning decisions upheld at VCAT

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

West Wimmera Shire (2018-2019)

Not applicable for this reporting period

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

48.61%

All Councils (2018-2019)

52.64%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period West Wimmera Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 Not applicable for this reporting period 80.00% 66.75%
2016-2017 0.00% 65.38% 58.73%
2017-2018 Not applicable for this reporting period 65.67% 61.19%
2018-2019 Not applicable for this reporting period 48.61% 52.64%

West Wimmera Shire Council Says...

1 planning decision set aside by VCAT