Know Your Council Results Released

Published on 01 December 2017

Key service, governance and financial performance indicators for Baw Baw Shire Council in 2016/17 are now available on the Victorian Government’s Know Your Council website.

Know Your Council provides an opportunity for the community to access consistent information and compare results across a range of performance indicators of all 79 local Councils in Victoria.

Performance indicators include aquatic services and facilities, animal management, food safety, governance, libraries, maternal and child health services, sealed roads, statutory planning, waste collection, financial performance, sustainable capacity and a governance and management checklist.

Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Councillor Joe Gauci is encouraging the community to visit the site and find out more about our overall results and how we compare to other Councils.

“The community has clearly said they want greater transparency from Council. The Know Your Council report is a great way to review authoritative, independently assessed data and results about our performance as a Council,” said the Mayor.

“Baw Baw Shire Council’s indicators have improved in several areas over the past year, particularly in fast action and turnover of animal management requests, increased transparency with more decisions made in open meetings and a strong and sustainable financial position.

“While we are pleased to see some positive results, we also acknowledge that there are some key performance areas with room for improvement.

“Planning application processing times for Baw Baw Shire are below the state average at 88 days. Whilst these timeframes are gradually improving, it is important that we continue to increase our focus on strengthening the quality and timeliness of our planning services.

“Similarly, Baw Baw Shire’s community satisfaction score on Council’s performance in managing the condition of sealed local roads is below the Melbourne average and this will need to be addressed as a priority in 2018.”  

To see the complete performance data for all Victorian Council’s, visit the Know Your Council website at www.knowyourcouncil.vic.gov.au