A survey has found 89 per cent of residents are at least somewhat satisfied with the performance of Sutherland Shire Council.
This is an increase of three per cent since the previous survey three years ago.
The results, which have been released on the eve of the election, challenge criticism of the council's performance by some independent candidates.
Details are included in a 2016-2021 End of Term Report, which was prepared by staff and presented to councillors at their final meeting before the election.
In a Community Satisfaction Survey in September 2021, residents were asked, "Overall for the last 12 months, how satisfied are you with the performance of council, not just one or two issues, but across all responsibility areas?"
Ten per cent said they were "very satisfied", 48 per cent "satisfied" and 31 per cent were "somewhat satisfied". Eight per cent were "not very satisfied" and three per cent were "not at all satisfied".
The previous survey, which was conducted in December 2018, found, overall, 86 per cent of residents were at least "somewhat satisfied" with the council's performance.
The latest figures bring Sutherland Shire up to the metropolitan council benchmark after it was significantly behind three years ago.
The report also says about 90 per cent of residents rate their quality of life as good or excellent.
The End of Term Report includes facts, figures and commentary on progress on the Community Strategic Plan, which was endorsed by the council in June 2017.
Six key outcome areas were identified addressing social, environmental, economic, cultural, community and civic leadership issues.
The report was included in online business papers, but will not be published prominently until after the election on advice from the Electoral Commission that it could be used for electioneering.
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