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Know Your Council Website Launched

26 November 2015

Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins has today launched Know Your Council, a dedicated website providing insight into the performance of 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 measurers. 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 Andrews Labor 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.auExternal Link

Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins

“For the first time, Victorians will be able to access the details of council performance with the click of a button, and without reading dense annual reports.”

The Know Your Council website is all about providing local residents with more information and a greater understanding of the work their council is doing.”

“It builds on the Andrews Labor Government's strong commitment to improving openness and accountability across Victoria's councils."

Reviewed 10 February 2021

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