Opportunity to get to know Council better

28 Nov 2015
Well Governed Council

Manningham Council welcomes the introduction of the State Government’s “Know Your Council” website as an opportunity to provide rate payers with greater insight into its performance and make meaningful comparisons across the Local Government sector.

Manningham Mayor Cr Jennifer Yang said Council has the best interests of residents as its priority and always operates in an open and transparent fashion.

“We are accountable to the community, so the opportunity to publicly display performance levels is something we are embracing.”

“However data and measures need to be relevant and simple to understand. The success of this initiative will be measured by how well it simplifies performance measures and helps to improve council services to the community.”

Cr Yang hoped “Know Your Council” will provide a meaningful guide that reinforces what we are doing well and help us to identify and investigate the areas that need attention to ensure we meet community expectations in all areas of operation.”

 “That means comparing “like with like” and if it achieves that objective it will be a well used and relevant tool for both residents and all levels of government.

“As with anything new, there will be some teething problems initially but over time I look forward to these indicators not only demystifying the role and function of local government but also highlighting the exceptional work that is being achieved every year,” she said.