Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing today said the new Know Your Council website would give local Gippsland residents greater insight into the performance of their council, and councils across the state. The performance of each of Gippsland six councils – Baw Baw Shire, Bass Coast Shire, South Gippsland Shire, Latrobe City, Wellington Shire and East Gippsland Shire will be accessible to all.

The Know Your Council website allows, for the first time, the community to compare and contrast performance of similar councils across a range of services and other measurers. Examples of the 66 different and diverse measures are;

  • Cost of indoor aquatic facilities
  • Satisfaction with community consultation and engagement
  • Active library members
  • Kerbside collection bins missed
  • Current assets compared to current liabilities

Ms Shing said reporting was mandated to take place annually and identifies trends over time, detailed financial performance and allows for easy comparisons with similar councils. Councils also have a space on the site to explain their results.

Ms Shing said the website acts as a one-stop-shop for all things local government and delivers on the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to ensuring councils are transparent and accountable to their communities.

For more information about the website and council performance across the state, please visit

Quotes attributable to Harriet Shing, Member for Eastern Victoria Region 

“For the first time, Gippsland residents will be able to access the details of their council’s performance with the click of a button  – instead of needing to read through dense annual reports.”

“The Know Your Council website is all about providing local residents with more information on the work of local government, and builds on the Andrews Labor Government’s strong commitment to improving openness and accountability across Victoria’s councils.”