Kyogle Council released its 2022/2023 Annual Report and it makes for interesting reading.
Kyogle Council is a small rural council by comparison with others. Its population is 9359 living in an area of 3584square kilometres. At least 30% of the LGA is National Parks and State Forests.
The numbers in the report tell a story about the council and the community it serves:
Almost 410km of roads fixed
15km of sealed roads rehabilitated
Almost 60,000 potholes patched
32 timber bridges replaced
31 days is the average time to process a development application
3627 tonnes of waste put into landfill
1185 tonnes of materials recycled
Almost 34,000 visits to the library
42,000 visits to the pool
And importantly for the council – 74 compliments from the community.
The council has spent close to $48,000 on legal proceedings. Recovery of overdue rates and outstanding debts cost more than $21,000. Legal expenses relating to contracts, property transfers, road realignments, animal control and investigating illegal structure cost the council more than $26,000.
There were 76 complaints this year about nuisance dogs and 48 complaints about aggressive dogs.
In the Code of Conduct complaints section the report showed:
There were 8 complaints made about councillors or the general manager.
One complaint was found to have no breach.
In five of the complaints there was a breach.
The cost of dealing with code of conduct complaints was $25,000.
The Annual Report is detailed and gives a clear picture of what the council has done this year. Read the full report here.