What is the definition of a "reasonable period of time" for a decision on an appeal to be made?

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29 October 2020
The Administrative Law Act 1978, Section 8, (Victoria) states that if you appeal a fine then the issuing body has to respond with a decision within a "reasonable period of time". What is a "reasonable period of time" defined as?
I received a fine and appealed it and it was more than 14 months before they returned a decision. Does this invalidate their decision because of the time that passed without me receiving a valid decision?