March 2018 Edition

Breaking News

  • Current code of conduct not good enough
    The investigation into Melbourne’s former lord mayor, Robert Doyle’s behaviour has found that the council was not a safe workplace for the two councillors involved.



Feature: Information & Communication Technology

  • The future is now
    City of Ipswich, Queensland, has treated residents to a taste of the future with a chance to ride on a futuristic electric self-driving shuttle that was on display last month.
  • Procurement technology enhances relationships*
    By Rob Cook
  • Future directions - By Simon Kuttner, Media & Communications Officer – Longreach Regional Council
  • Lighting the way
    Mornington Peninsula Shire in Victoria will install more than 10,700 high-performance, energy efficient LED street lights across the Peninsula as part of a bulk upgrade project.
  • Camera network in the spotlight
    The City of Perth’s surveillance centre CityWatch monitors over 320 CCTV cameras and has been effective for monitoring major events.
  • All systems go
    Lake Macquarie City Council in New South Wales is implementing new digital systems to improve core services and operations.
  • Body worn cameras are a deterrent
    Town of Claremont rangers and parking officers are among the first in Western Australia to utilise body worn cameras during their day-to-day activities.
  • Science savvy students set to ruffle some feathers
    Logan City Council Libraries are joining forces with Griffith University for a series of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) workshops.
  • Achieving best practice*
    The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder in Western Australia has selected the MAGIQ Performance software product to achieve ‘best practice’ delivery of its financial, regulatory, and strategic reporting and planning processes.
  • Digital records management
    Cardinia Shire Council was excited to welcome eCloud Business Services (eCloud) to the Cardinia Civic Centre, in the Victorian town of Officer, to establish the Cardinia Digitisation Centre.
  • Doing our bit: Mosman 1914-1918
    Mosman Library Service in New South Wales, has acknowledged the centenary of the First World War with an innovative online resource.
  • iPads and biscuits
    Coffs Harbour City Council, New South Wales is introducing a novel way for residents to learn about getting connected while doing it.
  • Portal gives easy access
    City of West Torrens, South Australia is delivering information to local residents via an interactive portal on Council’s website.
  • Council launches cyber respect campaign
    Redland City councillors have taken a unanimous stand against disrespectful online behaviour by publicly committing not to ‘sledge’ on social media, and encouraging others to do the same.
  • The real world information challenge*
    City of Gosnells has taken up the information challenge and asked iFerret to search out all relevant documents across a dataset and improve efficiency in that process.
  • Local art goes on the map
    Cairns Regional Council is developing a website to map arts and cultural facilities and features.
  • High-tech saleyards lead the way
    Southern Grampians Shire Council, Victoria, has given the go ahead for Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) readers to be installed at the Hamilton Regional Livestock Exchange.
  • IT equipment donated to U3A
    City of Knox has gifted the local University of the third age (U3A) some surplus Information Technology (IT) equipment.
  • Seniors switch on with digital classes
    City of Darwin Libraries have launched a digital literacy program for seniors.
  • Language no longer a barrier
    City of Greater Geraldton has embraced its non-English speaking community and visitors providing access to interpreters at numerous local public amenities.
  • Smart data warehouse drives business intelligence
    Redland City Council has introduced data warehousing, an initiative that was seen to be essential for improving performance, through better and more intelligent business decisions.
  • MyMosman app has even more
    Mosman Council, New South Wales has expanded its popular resident app MyMosman to give users an even better experience.
  • Museum enters digital age
    Western Australia’s Town of Claremont has brought the olden days to the new age by digitising more than 100 years of history.
  • Riverina Science Festival receives boost
    Wagga Wagga City Library will once again coordinate the Riverina Science Festival in August 2018 thanks to a funding boost of $18,492 from the Federal Government.
  • Library gets e-Smart
    Broome Public Library has become Western Australia’s latest library service to achieve accreditation through the Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s e-Smart Libraries framework.
  • Exciting arts initiative
    New South Wales’ Penrith City Council’s has launched an exciting new arts Initiative - the DiG (Digital) Maker Space Program.
  • Watch council meetings from home
    East Gippsland Shire Council, Victoria, began live streaming its council meetings in February using the first meeting of the year to trial the new technology.