Focus On... FOCUS on Information & Communication Technology
- Maximising NBN benefits
Lake Macquarie City Council is implementing strategies to get the most out of the National Broadband Network and become a Smart City.
- Keeping kids cybersmart
Hobsons Bay City Council is providing educational sessions for parents concerned about their children’s online safety.
- Using data in a digital city
The City of Joondalup will soon expand its use of an innovative system that allows operational staff to access data using mobile devices.
- Spreading the word online
Tweed Shire Council’s first Sustainability and Environment e-Newsletter is now available online, allowing residents of the Tweed to read more about what they like, when they like.
- Embracing the digital economy
Whitsunday Regional Organisation of Councils (ROC) is helping drive a project to encourage businesses to embrace the digital economy.
- ‘Appy Camping
Isaac Regional Council is preparing to launch an app offering flexibility for campers.
- Streamlining asset management
The City of Holdfast Bay is utilising mobile technology in the field to help track and manage assets.
- Realising a Smart City vision
Newcastle City Council has taken another step in its Smart City initiative with the help of global tech giant Cisco Systems.
- A new way for residents to connect
Warrnambool City Council has launched a new online meeting place for the community, which could play a vital role in emergencies.
- Free wi-fi a boon for tourists
Waratah-Wynyard Council has launched two new free wi-fi hotspots, enticing visitors to stay longer.
- Promoting digital inclusion
The City of Greater Geelong is spearheading support for the National Year of Digital Inclusion, which aims to get more Australians online.
- World class HR and payroll solutions*
Frontier Software was founded in Melbourne, Australia in 1983.
- Unifying communications
Wellington Shire Council has implemented a suite of technological initiatives to help improve communication – 100 percent of staff members support the move.
- Cyber safety
Can you imagine turning on your computer to find that all you files are locked and encrypted with a code so you can’t access them? Welcome to the world of ransom ware…
- Disruptive technology for a smarter society*
Technology is rapidly changing every sphere of our lives, including the way local government can operate.
- Keeping seniors savvy
Councils are recognising the importance of teaching their senior residents digital skills.
- Automated Agenda and Minute innovation*
Gladstone Regional Council recently introduced the web based Doc Assembler application as its solution for delivering an automated Agenda and Minute solution.
- Future Directions - Annual update creats support base
Written by Gavin Boyd - Manager of Professional Services, Brighton Council, Tasmania
- Library magic in a box
In a first for Australian local government, City of Gold Coast Libraries has introduced a MagicBox to bring library content to life for their customers.
- Australia Day security goes solar
The City of South Perth bolstered Australia Day celebrations with a new solar CCTV unit.
- Print from anywhere
The City of Melville has launched an easy-access mobile printing service.
- Roadmap cuts red tape
Colac Otway Shire Council has developed a new roadmap for a faster, more agile and responsive planning department.
- The Chase for Efficiency – Be Careful What You Wish For *
By Rob Cook, Marketing Manager, TenderLink
- WikiTown shares local history
Since 2013 the Shire of Toodyay and the local community have been working with the Wikimedia Australia Foundation to become a WikiTown.
- Customer service moves online
Whitsunday Regional Council has improved its customer service experience with the launch of e-Services.
- Drones help rebuild
East Arnhem Regional Council has deployed drones in the large-scale clean-up effort following two destructive cyclones.
- Meeting remote communities’ information needs*
Longreach Regional Council in Central Western Queensland has successfully implemented an initiative to support the Local Government Association of Queensland’s Better Councils, Better Communities project, using MAGIQ Documents.