Our performance

In 2016-17, Victorian councils contributed $2.9 million in membership subscriptions to the MAV.

Over this year, the MAV helped to unlock more than $400 million in member service benefits. This included:

New tools and resources

New tools and resources

The following MAV tools and resources helped councils to provide best practice services to local communities:

  • Community Care: Patchwork model for agency coordination expands to 1,200 practitioners representing 271 agencies
  • Digital Transformation: Digital Transformation Taskforce roadmap developed, pain points identified and digital maturity survey completed
  • Open Data: Open Council Data toolkit assists 38 Victorian councils to begin publishing open data
  • Transport: Heavy Vehicle Route Assessment Tool supported by regulator for councils to assess road access
  • Libraries: Procurement underway for a statewide Library Management System SWIFT expansion - 50% of councils now participating
  • ICT: Pilot conducted for sector-wide roll out of Infobase international database which stores, compares and reports on IT systems, products, services and suppliers used by council

New funding

New funding

Advocacy by the MAV helped to increase funding for councils to provide community services:

  • Financial assistance grants: Restored indexation to Financial Assistance Grants - $60 million value to councils
  • Planning: Negotiated new planning fees - $40 million p.a. value to councils
  • School Crossings: Secured State Government commitment to 50:50 funding of school crossings - $44 million value to councils
  • SES: Confirmed State Government responsibility for funding SES - $14.9 million value to councils
  • Maternal and Child Health: Secured $81.2 million in State funding for maternal and child health
  • Kindergartens: Negotiated Commonwealth funding of 15 hours universal access kindergarten for 2018 - $90+ million value to councils
  • Secured an additional $87.1 million for kindergartens from the State Government

New efficiencies

New efficiencies

MAV-led collaboration and innovation help councils to provide more efficient community services:

  • Procurement Practices: 36 councils increase purchasing efficiencies through the LEAP procurement continuous improvement program/data dashboard
  • Procurement Contracts: 79 councils achieved significant cost savings by accessing one or more of 31 contracts offered by MAV Procurement
  • Kindergartens: 52 councils accessed MAV services to implement kindergarten central enrolment plans
  • Maternal and Child Health: 62 councils have successfully transferred their client records to the CDIS Maternal and Child Health system
  • Asset Management: 84% of councils achieve core maturity through Step Asset Management Program
  • Professional Development: More than 7,600 council delegates participate in MAV events and training programs

New partnerships and agreements

New partnerships and agreements

MAV representation provides councils with a stronger voice to negotiate on behalf of local communities.

  • Home and Community Care: HACC Tripartite Agreement signed
  • ACT Reviews: MAV Taskforces commence reviews of the Local Government Act and the Municipal Association Act and rules
  • Insurance: MAV WorkCare Self-Insurance mutual scheme established and licenced
  • Digital Transformation: Collaborative funding bids submitted to Commonwealth Smart Cities and Suburbs program

Annual reports

To see past performance, see our annual reports.