How does coun­cil stack up?

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

Ever wanted to see how Coun­cil’s ser­vice, fi­nan­cial and sus­tain­abil­ity in­di­ca­tors stack up over time or how Mitchell com­pares with other coun­cils?

The State Gov­ern­ment’s Know Your Coun­cil web­site pub­lishes data on all Vic­to­rian coun­cils, show­ing how they have per­formed in an­i­mal man­age­ment, aquatic fa­cil­i­ties, food safety, gov­er­nance, li­braries, ma­ter­nal and child health, roads, statu­tory plan­ning, waste col­lec­tion and fi­nan­cial per­for­mance.

The in­di­ca­tors are also in­cluded in Coun­cil’s An­nual Re­port which was re­leased in Oc­to­ber this year.

The Know Your Coun­cil web­site shows how each coun­cil com­pares with av­er­ages for all Vic­to­rian coun­cils, as well as sim­i­lar coun­cils.

Mitchell Shire falls into the large ru­ral mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties cat­e­gory. In the lat­est data, Mitchell Shire Coun­cil im­proved in sev­eral ar­eas in­clud­ing the time taken to ac­tion an­i­mal man­age­ment re­quests, coun­cil­lor at­ten­dances at coun­cil meet­ings, en­rol­ments in the Ma­ter­nal and Child Health ser­vice and the num­ber of kerb­side bins missed.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda San­der­son said the web­site was a good way for the com­mu­nity to see how Coun­cil was track­ing, es­pe­cially com­pared to pre­vi­ous data re­leases.

‘‘We’ve heard from our com­mu­nity that they want greater trans­parency from Coun­cil and we’ve been work­ing hard to achieve this,’’ Cr San­der­son said.

‘‘This lat­est data shows we are mak­ing some great in­roads in a num­ber of ser­vices cat­e­gories such as an­i­mal man­age­ment, ma­ter­nal and child health, and waste. How­ever, we know we have a way to go and there are al­ways im­prove­ments that can be made.

“We will con­tinue to work hard over the next 12 months and be­yond to see our re­sults im­prove even fur­ther.’’

To view the full re­port, visit www.knowyour­coun­cil.

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