Build­ing plans get bogged down

Mansfield Courier - - News -

Mr Somyurek said the web­site had re­vealed some in­ter­est­ing facts, in­clud­ing that the Strath­bo­gie Shire had re­duced its plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion turn­around time, and that the Mans­field Shire had im­proved its re­sponse time to food safety com­plaints by more than 20 per cent.

Other ar­eas of the Know Your Coun­cil Web­site in­clude lo­cal in­for­ma­tion on the Mans­field Shire Coun­cil’s fi­nance per­for­mance, waste ser­vices, roads and an­i­mal man­age­ment.

In the area of ‘com­mu­nity sat­is­fac­tion with coun­cil de­ci­sion’, there was a 10 per cent drop on last year, with the coun­cil say­ing “although this re­sult is down on the 2016-17 re­sult, it is equal to the statewide aver­age and above that for small ru­ral coun­cils”.

‘Com­mu­nity sat­is­fac­tion with sealed lo­cal roads’ dropped a whop­ping 23 per cent, while sat­is­fac­tion with ‘sealed lo­cal roads main­tained to con­di­tion stan­dards’ rose by 5.5 per cent.

Fig­ures are based on the of­fi­cial 2017-18 fi­nan­cial year.

Check out next week’s pa­per for the pos­i­tive progress made in the 2018-19 year so far.

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