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City performs strongly in 2018/2019 'Know Your Council' data

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Data released by the State Government today shows the City of Greater Bendigo performed well in 2018/2019 across key service areas.

For the 2018/2019 financial year, the City recorded good results for the cost of the library service per visit and cost of animal registrations services, which were both below the state average

The City also performed strongly in maternal and child health indicators and waste data. The City performed well in the amount of kerbside waste diverted from landfill (58 per cent) which is well above the state average.

The data on the website is collected from all councils in Victoria as part of the State Government’s Local Government Performance Reporting Framework.

The City falls into the ‘Regional City’ category and residents can compare it with councils located in Geelong, Ballarat, Shepparton, Latrobe, Mildura, Warrnambool, Wodonga, Horsham and Wangaratta.

Comparisons are made in the following categories: animal management, aquatic facilities, food safety, governance, roads, statutory planning, waste collection, financial performance, sustainable capacity, home and community care, libraries, and maternal and child health.

Corporate Performance Director Andrew Cooney said the Know Your Council data showed the City was performing well in most areas.

“The Know Your Council data is very useful for us as it helps us track our progress over time and make improvements when needed,” Mr Cooney said.

“Our local road performance was also strong; almost 100% of our roads are maintained to condition standards and our community satisfaction with sealed roads is better than state average.

“There is always room for improvement but overall, I think this year’s results again show we are providing sustainable, high quality services to our community.”

To access the results, go to www.knowyourcouncil.vic.gov.au.

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