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Wyndham City

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

Wyndham City (2018-2019)

90 days

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

94.67 days

All Councils (2018-2019)

69.6 days

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wyndham City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 108 days 94.81 days 70.43 days
2016-2017 123 days 106.03 days 72.54 days
2017-2018 118 days 98.89 days 69.69 days
2018-2019 90 days 94.67 days 69.6 days

Wyndham City Council Says...

Wyndham is recognised as one of the fastest growing municipalities in Victoria. This is an improvement to last year and reflects increased resources and improvements in processes.

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

Wyndham City (2018-2019)

78.56%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

67.34%

All Councils (2018-2019)

70.17%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wyndham City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 44.79% 63.70% 69.56%
2016-2017 43.08% 57.85% 70.06%
2017-2018 57.94% 62.56% 69.63%
2018-2019 78.56% 67.34% 70.17%

Wyndham City Council Says...

The number of applications completed within the Statutory timeframe for this year is at 78.5% . This is an improvement to last year and reflects increased resources and improvements in processes.

Cost of statutory planning service per planning application

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

Wyndham City (2018-2019)

$2,513.57

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$2,840.72

All Councils (2018-2019)

$2,615.43

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wyndham City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $1,360.23 $2,061.37 $2,131.65
2016-2017 $2,024.26 $2,421.87 $2,311.71
2017-2018 $2,635.95 $2,603.84 $2,459.07
2018-2019 $2,513.57 $2,840.72 $2,615.43

Wyndham City Council Says...

The cost of the service is slightly lower that the obtained at the end of the financial year, due to a number of vacant positions. The cost value per application is within the permissible range.

Council planning decisions upheld at VCAT

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

Wyndham City (2018-2019)

52.94%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

51.65%

All Councils (2018-2019)

52.64%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Wyndham City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 64.00% 64.26% 66.75%
2016-2017 47.06% 49.12% 58.73%
2017-2018 70.37% 53.66% 61.19%
2018-2019 52.94% 51.65% 52.64%

Wyndham City Council Says...

VCAT affirmed Council's decision on 9 occasions from 17 appearances at the Tribunal.