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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 (2020-2021)

2.00

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

1.62

All Councils (2020-2021)

1.26

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 1.50 2.29 1.61
2018-2019 2.00 2.67 1.90
2019-2020 1.00 2.00 1.52
2020-2021 2.00 1.62 1.26

Whitehorse City Council Says...

Council operates two aquatic facilities and continues to proactively inspect facilities. This includes quarterly microbiological testing and four hourly testing by centre staff, in addition to the authorised officer inspections reflected in this indicator.

Number of visits to aquatic facilities per head of municipal population

Number of visits to aquatic facilities per head of municipal population

Whitehorse City (2020-2021)

3.08

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

2.45

All Councils (2020-2021)

2.27

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 9.00 7.07 5.10
2018-2019 9.27 7.15 5.11
2019-2020 6.00 5.10 3.98
2020-2021 3.08 2.45 2.27

Whitehorse City Council Says...

Utilisation of Council's aquatic facilities were significantly impacted by COVID-19, particularly during the first half of the year. The two Aqualink centres were closed for most of the first quarter, before gradually reopening with limited services in compliance with state government restrictions. Further closures were required in February and May/June.

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.

Whitehorse City (2020-2021)

$6.17

Similar Councils (2020-2021)

$7.47

All Councils (2020-2021)

$14.16

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2017-2018 Service not provided 0 0
2018-2019 Service not provided 0 0
2019-2020 $1.47 $2.46 $8.37
2020-2021 $6.17 $7.47 $14.16

Whitehorse City Council Says...

There has been a significant increase in the cost per visit over the past two years due to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions in line with State Government advice. Council's two Aqualink centres were closed for most of the first quarter, with further closures in February and May/June. At other times, the centres were operating with limited services due to social distancing requirements restricting the number of visits by customers. This has limited the income for this year. Note: From 2020, this measure replaced two previous measures 'Cost of indoor aquatic facilities' and 'Cost of outdoor aquatic facilities'; see Retired Measures below.