Focus On... Administration & Management Systems

  • Camera to check flood heights
    A new camera installed in the Fraser Coast Regional Council area is going to give residents fast alerts to flooded and closed roads.
  • Future Directions - Innovative communications at Tweed Shire Council
    A communication revolution sweeping through local government has taken some innovative turns at Tweed Shire Council.
  • Talking Difference Studio to tackle racism
    Hobsons Bay City Councilís libraries will be hosting the Talking Difference Portable Studio until June 10 in an effort to address racism.
  • Webby award for best website
    Warringah Council announced today that it has been honoured for Best Community Category website in the 18th Annual Webby Awards.
  • Reduction in forecast rates considered
    Augusta Margaret River Shire Council will shave 0.5 percent off projected rate increases after an amended Long Term Financial Plan was presented at their Ordinary Meeting on Wednesday 9 April.
  • Top Tech Trends*
    Self-service apps, customer and contractor portals and automated truck data capture systems are having a major impact in reducing business administration efforts by eliminating paperwork, preventing double handling of data and speeding up responses.
  • Award for Council Director
    Whitsunday Regional Councilís Director of Corporate Services Graham Jarvis has won an award for procurement at the Local Buy, Government Procurement Professionals Awards 2014.
  • Video calling pilot programs
    Moorabool Shire Council has launched video calling pilot programs in two of its departments.
  • Aurukun ready for business
    The remote Indigenous township of Aurukun on Cape York has opened the Sam Kerindun Snr Business Precinct, a community-driven initiative to help build economic opportunities.
  • Tracking roll out
    Mackay Regional Council (MRC) has recently installed 280 GPS tracking devices across its fleet of light vehicles.
  • Light Rail for Randwick
    Randwick City Council released a draft light rail support plan in response to the New South Wales Governmentís CBD and South East Light Rail project which proposes to spend $68 million over five years to increase parking and support the introduction of light rail in Randwick City.
  • Baseball reserve improves security
    Cyril Molyneaux Reserve, located in the City of Casey, is set to receive funding for more than $20,000 funding for safety improvements through a Victorian Government Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grant.
  • Not For Profit financial service*
    The Australian Public Service Benevolent Society (APS Benefits) is a not for profit organisation that provides a wide range of financial services to all government department employees, contractors, their families and friends.
  • Award for bushfire assessment
    Alpine Shire Councilís Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Plan iPad application has won the Spatial Enablement category at the prestigious Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards.
  • Waste management system grant
    IBM has announced that the City of Ballarat has been selected to receive an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant in 2014.
  • New opportunities for indigenous business
    The Northern Territory Government is piloting a new program aimed at assisting Indigenous owned or operated businesses earn tender contracts.
  • Training up leaders
    Rockhampton Regional Council is this year delivering a uniquely tailored Leadership Program to all supervisory and management staff that will enhance their efficiency and create a more effective work environment.
  • Official Illawarra webpage launched
    Minister for the Illawarra John Ajaka joined the Member for South Coast, the Hon Shelley Hancock, the Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward, the Member for Heathcote, Lee Evans, Upper House member Paul Green and the Mayor of the Shoalhaven Jo Gash to launch the official New South Wales Government Illawarra webpage.
  • Building a successful future
    Blue Mountains City Council has set its strategic direction and priorities for the City for the next four years as part of its ongoing commitment to good governance and financial sustainability.
  • Whatís great about Gympie?
    Gympie Regional Council has asked residents and local businesses to get behind the Whatís great about Gympie? campaign to assist with marketing and branding of the CBD.
  • Launch of investment prospectus
    Since its recent launch The Loddon Mallee Region Investment Prospectus 2014 has attracted attention from government, business and industry.
  • Self-assessment tool for councils
    Seventy New South Wales councils are about to begin using a self-assessment research tool to review their performance.
  • Timber recycled as firewood
    Bendigo based business wood4good has won a contract with the City of Greater Bendigo to harvest waste timber from council owned forestry plantations to sell as firewood.
  • Streamlining tenders
    Councils across Australia are looking to streamline their tendering process with new electronic systems.
  • Bridging the gap*
    Sell and Parker Equipment has unused ex-military bridging systems for sale or rental.