Focus On... Information & Communication Technology

  • Simplifying backups, reducing IT management overheads*
    The Alexandrina Council local government authority serves residents on the Fleurieu Peninsula, south of Adelaide.
  • Leading the way in CCTV
    Logan City Council’s continued commitment and investment in community safety will be reinforced this month with the opening of a new $1.2 million state-of-art safety camera monitoring room.
  • The fear of tech-led redundancy in procurement*
    It’s impossible to deny the power of technology as a worthy substitute for manual, process-driven tasks. Over the years the computer has replaced the typewriter, the keycard has replaced the bank cheque and the email has replaced the fax – and alongside this change, there’s a constant fear that we might be the next to go due to the adoption of the next shiny new gizmo.
  • Future Directions - The Whitsunday Regional Council
    The Whitsunday Regional Council is delivering on a strong program of innovative business improvements that leverage modern technologies to deliver increased services to the community.
  • Category 5 Cyclone Marcia tests award winning disaster management software*
    Guardian received a lot of attention in 2014 after winning a string of high profile awards including The National iAwards, The Queensland Resilient Australia Awards and The Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge sponsored by the United Nations.
  • ​Free road conditions app
    Coffs Harbour motorists can now get a free app to access all local road conditions, and those across the north of NSW, as part of the MyRoadInfo initiative.
  • World class human resource software*
    Frontier Software was founded in Melbourne, Australia in 1983.
  • School crossing supervisor campaign
    The City of Boroondara is running a campaign to recruit more School Crossing Supervisors.
  • New technology improves productivity and resilience
    Scenic Rim Regional Council has recently undertaken an extensive technology upgrade in the field of telephony and data communications.
  • Council reducing emissions and odour
    Blue Mountains City Council has fired up a state of the art Landfill Gas Management system at Blaxland Waste Management Facility, to capture landfill gas emissions and help reduce odour at the City’s only landfill.
  • NCS Chameleon acquires infoXpert*
    NCS Chameleon Limited, a software and services business focused primarily on the Public Sector is pleased to announce it has acquired infoXpert Pty Ltd. Following the acquisition infoXpert will merge with NCS Chameleon, further strengthening NCS Chameleon’s position as a significant software and services group across the ANZ market. The merger will be effective from the 9 March 2015.
  • CCTV helps protect lives and property
    The City of Sydney’s CCTV operators tipped off police three times a day last year as they viewed footage of incidents about to unfold, helping to protect the public and giving law enforcers the jump on criminals.
  • IT2015 - Local Government Information Technology Conference*
    Coffs Harbour City Council is organising its 18th annual Information Technology Conference for Local Government from 17 to 20 November 2015.
  • Head in the cloud
    In less than 12 months the City of Nedlands in the western suburbs of Perth has seen an IT transformation.
  • Interactive mapping site
    Whitehorse City Council has launched a new interactive mapping site called Whitehorse Maps, which has replaced the previous Mapping – GIS Online site.
  • Challenge of community engagement
    Aurukun Shire Council is overcoming the challenge of community engagement in a remote area of Australia by successfully engaging with its residents via social media.
  • Exciting changes coming with GIS
    Burdekin Shire Council’s Geographic Information System (GIS) is being upgraded in an effort to make it work more efficiently, both in the office and out in the field.
  • Emerging Technologies
    Fraser Coast Libraries are embracing the digital age following the launch of new Emerging Technology equipment in the Children’s Areas in Hervey Bay and Maryborough branches.
  • New software in procurement process
    An important step was taken in the Maranoa Regional Council procurement process review when it was resolved that a new software system would be acquired as part of a suite of initiatives to increase the efficiency of purchasing activities.
  • Free cuppa for drivers
    Drivers travelling along western New South Wales region roads over the next three months are being encouraged to stop, take a break and receive a free cuppa.
  • Big season set to launch
    The community will be treated to a range of exciting and diverse performances in 2015 as the Broome Civic Centre launches a bumper new season, along with a new booking website and logo.
  • Transforming the way we do business
    Social media has transformed the way that Local Government engages with communities and how we do business.
  • New e-newsletter adds to communications
    A new e-newsletter is the latest addition to the suite of communication strategies used by Orange City Council to engage with the community.
  • New trucks hit Mackay region roads
    New waste and recycling vehicles will enhance Mackay Regional Council’s waste collection services are fitted with the latest in waste collection technology, plus are decked out with professional photograph’s of Mackay’s natural assets to help promote the region.