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Whitehorse City

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

Whitehorse City (2018-2019)

2.00

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

2.67

All Councils (2018-2019)

1.90

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 1.00 2.36 1.68
2016-2017 1.00 2.48 1.71
2017-2018 1.50 2.29 1.61
2018-2019 2.00 2.67 1.90

Whitehorse City Council Says...

Council operates two indoor aquatic facilities and continues to proactively inspect facilities. We engage a laboratory to conduct quarterly microbiological testing of all pools and centre staff conduct four-hourly testing of all pools during operating hours.

Reportable safety incidents at aquatic facilities

Number of WorkSafe reportable aquatic facility safety incidents

Whitehorse City (2018-2019)

0.00

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

2.58

All Councils (2018-2019)

1.64

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 2.00 2.79 1.86
2016-2017 0.00 2.26 1.36
2017-2018 1.00 2.84 1.53
2018-2019 0.00 2.58 1.64

Whitehorse City Council Says...

The continuing low number of incidents reflects Council's proactive approach to risk management within its aquatic facilities, with systems in place to ensure the safety of both patrons and staff.

Cost of indoor aquatic facilities per visit

Direct cost to council (less any income received) of providing indoor aquatic facilities per visit

Whitehorse City (2018-2019)

$0.21

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$0.65

All Councils (2018-2019)

$3.15

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $-0.08 $0.54 $2.82
2016-2017 $-0.11 $0.46 $2.76
2017-2018 $0.20 $0.56 $2.79
2018-2019 $0.21 $0.65 $3.15

Whitehorse City Council Says...

We have seen a decrease in our net cost compared to previous years. While membership income has increased, operating costs in relation to salaries, utilities and reactive building maintenance have also increased.

Cost of outdoor aquatic facilities per visit

Direct cost to council (less any income received) of providing outdoor aquatic facilities per visit

Whitehorse City (2018-2019)

Service not provided

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$5.79

All Councils (2018-2019)

$12.08

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 Service not provided $6.22 $11.65
2016-2017 Service not provided $5.57 $12.03
2017-2018 Service not provided $6.65 $11.66
2018-2019 Service not provided $5.79 $12.08

Whitehorse City Council Says...

Council does not operate an outdoor facility.

Number of visits to aquatic facilities per head of municipal population

Number of visits to aquatic facilities per head of municipal population

Whitehorse City (2018-2019)

9.27

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

7.15

All Councils (2018-2019)

5.11

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 9.62 6.86 5.26
2016-2017 9.28 7.32 5.27
2017-2018 9.00 7.07 5.10
2018-2019 9.27 7.15 5.11

Whitehorse City Council Says...

Attendances at Council's aquatic facilities remain steady with growth coming from user groups commencing in the stadium at Aqualink Box Hill and increased group fitness participation at Aqualink Nunawading.