Measuring Our Performance
The City of Marion is committed to providing services to the community in the most cost effective manner possible, while at the same time constructing and properly maintaining vital infrastructure for the benefit of existing and future generations.
In order to measure how it is tracking towards achieving its goals, Council monitors its performance quarterly against a suite of council performance measures.
To ensure that it meets its obligations to the community, Council monitors its performance annually through an external survey administered by the Local Government Association of South Australia in the four key areas of Governance, Community Satisfaction, Financial and Asset Management, and Quality of Life.
Information provided by the community, government agencies and other sources allows the Council to assess trends in its own performance, and to compare itself with the average results for similar Councils in the region and around South Australia.
Direct comparisons with other Councils should be treated very cautiously and are not recommended, since there are many factors which contribute to and affect a Council's individual performance, and a one-to-one comparison will therefore often produce misleading results.
Visit the Local Government Association website to view Council's performance information in the seven 'key result' areas for 2011.