Objective To determine the relevance, appropriateness and fair representation of key local government performance measures and the extent to which the Local Government Performance Reporting Framework (LGPRF) drives council performance and improvement.
Issues The Local Government Act 1989 makes councils accountable to their local communities for the way they perform their functions, exercise their powers and use their resources.
The LGPRF, managed by Local Government Victoria (LGV), intends to promote consistent and transparent performance measurement. The LGPRF includes 83 measures that cover service performance, financial management and sustainability, with council performance results presented on the Know Your Council website.
This audit will review LGV, within the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), and councils' progress in improving the way they measure and report performance and use this information to drive improvements.
Proposed agencies DEWLP, Baw Baw Shire Council, City of Casey, Horsham Rural City Council, Moonee Valley City Council and Borough of Queenscliffe