Know Your Council website launched27/11/2015
Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins has today launched Know Your Council, a dedicated website providing insight into the performance of Victoria's 79 councils.
The Know Your Council website allows, for the first time, the public to compare and contrast performance of similar councils across a range of services and other measures. Examples of the 66 different and diverse measures are;
- cost of indoor aquatic facilities
- satisfaction with community consultation and engagement
- active library members
- kerbside collection bins missed
- current assets compared to current liabilities
Reporting is mandated to take place annually and identifies trends over time, detailed financial performance and allows for easy comparisons with similar councils. Councils also have a space on the site to explain their results.
The website acts as a one-stop-shop for all things local government, with information, contact details and the latest news from across the sector.
Delivering the website is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to ensuring councils are transparent and accountable to their communities.
For more information about the website and council performance across the state, please visit www.knowyourcouncil.vic.gov.au