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Whitehorse City

Profile Performance

Provision of good governance to the community including making and implementing decisions with reference to community engagement, policy frameworks and agreed practice

Council decisions made at meetings closed to the public

Percentage of council resolutions made at an ordinary or special meeting of council (or at a meeting of a special committee consisting only of councillors) closed to the public

Whitehorse City (2018-2019)

4.39%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

8.58%

All Councils (2018-2019)

9.55%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 8.65% 9.45% 11.53%
2016-2017 5.04% 7.17% 9.45%
2017-2018 3.93% 7.40% 9.29%
2018-2019 4.39% 8.58% 9.55%

Whitehorse City Council Says...

Additional meetings were held this financial year in comparison to previous years. The continuing low trend in the number of Council resolutions made at Ordinary or Special Meetings of Council or Special Committee Meetings of Council which are closed to the public indicates a Council's commitment to transparency and accountability in decision-making processes.

Community satisfaction with community consultation and engagement

Community satisfaction rating out of 100 with the consultation and engagement efforts of the council. This includes consulting and engaging directly with the community on key local issues requiring decisions by council.

Whitehorse City (2018-2019)

57/100

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

61/100

All Councils (2018-2019)

56/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 56/100 59/100 55/100
2016-2017 57/100 58/100 55/100
2017-2018 57/100 60/100 56/100
2018-2019 57/100 61/100 56/100

Whitehorse City Council Says...

Council's satisfaction with consultation and engagement has remained consistent over the years. As a core value, we strive to continually develop and improve in this area to further support the needs of the Whitehorse community.

Councillor attendance at council meetings

Percentage of attendance at ordinary and special council meetings by councillors

Whitehorse City (2018-2019)

100.00%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

91.75%

All Councils (2018-2019)

91.70%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 95.26% 91.42% 91.32%
2016-2017 100.00% 94.55% 94.34%
2017-2018 100.00% 92.66% 93.23%
2018-2019 100.00% 91.75% 91.70%

Whitehorse City Council Says...

Even with additional meetings held this financial year in comparison to previous years, Council continues to demonstrate good governance practices and compliance by Councillors with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1989 and Council's Councillor Code of Conduct.

Cost of governance per councillor

Direct cost of delivering council's governance service per councillor

Whitehorse City (2018-2019)

$61,397.20

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$53,933.69

All Councils (2018-2019)

$48,340.83

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $46,671.09 $55,843.69 $48,411.16
2016-2017 $49,130.20 $53,354.08 $47,978.61
2017-2018 $47,172.11 $51,982.49 $47,505.59
2018-2019 $61,397.20 $53,933.69 $48,340.83

Whitehorse City Council Says...

Overall costs can largely be linked to additional Council meetings, and a one-off cost associated with the recruitment process to appoint Council's new Chief Executive Officer who will commence in September 2019.

Community satisfaction with council decisions

Community satisfaction rating out 100 with how council has performed in making decisions in the interests of the community

Whitehorse City (2018-2019)

60/100

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

61/100

All Councils (2018-2019)

55/100

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Whitehorse City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 57/100 60/100 54/100
2016-2017 59/100 59/100 54/100
2017-2018 58/100 59/100 54/100
2018-2019 60/100 61/100 55/100

Whitehorse City Council Says...

The incremental increase reflects Council's continued efforts in making decisions which are in the best interest of the community. In the 2019 Community Satisfaction Survey, Whitehorse City Council's result was consistent with the metropolitan result and significantly exceeded the state-wide result on making community decisions.