Victorian councils receive funding of $6.1 billion annually to provide more than 100 different services to the communities they represent.
Council services include:
- environment services such as greenhouse gas mitigation, and natural resource and coastal management
- health services such as public health and food regulations
- emergency management services such as response and recovery
- transport and infrastructure services such as roads, footpaths and cycle paths
- planning and building services such as land use planning, economic development and environmental conservation
- social and community services such as disability support, early childhood services, housing and public libraries.
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Service delivery statistics
Each year local government in Victoria:
- services 129,735 kilometres of roads (approximately 85 per cent of Victoria’s total road network)
- provides 614,400 maternal and child health consultations
- delivers 306,600 immunisations to preschool and secondary school children
- delivers 3.4 million meals a year to home care recipients
- provides 4.6 million hours of home assistance, property maintenance, personal and respite care
- spends over $50 million on public street lighting
- loans 51 million items from 300 public and mobile libraries to 2.5 million registered users
- provides internet access from over 2,200 computer terminals for more than 3.4 million bookings
- decides over 52,300 planning permit applications
- maintains more than 1 000 grassed sports surfaces
- collects 2 million tonnes of kerbside waste
- collects 622,000 tonnes of recyclable materials
- collects 390,000 tonnes of organic waste
- conducts 16,000 visits to tobacco retailers, eating establishments, licensed premises, and workplaces
- registers more than 48,000 fixed and mobile food businesses.
For more statistics on the Victorian local government, see the local government snapshot.