Council launches on-line mapping service

Cardinia Shire Council has launched a new online mapping service that gives residents access to a wealth of information about their community – without having to leave home.

‘Community compass’ is a free, interactive service that provides information on a range of services, facilities and planning controls, and can be accessed via Council’s website www.cardinia.vic.gov.au

Users can search for a particular location or address and find out where the nearest school or kindergarten is, what other facilities such as childcare centres, off-leash dog parks and recreation reserves might be close by, and how to get there.

Mayor Brett Owen said the new online mapping service was one of several initiatives designed to improve customer service and enhance residents’ experience of living in Cardinia Shire.

“Council previously had an online mapping service but the new Community compass is a significant boost to the information available and the user experience.
“In developing the new online mapping service, we looked closely at the most common questions asked of that Council’s customer service team from our residents, ratepayers and visitors to Cardinia Shire.

“Simply by typing their address into the search engine, residents can find out all sorts of details about their property, including when their home was built, what planning regulations may apply to the area, garbage collection dates, even the contact details of their ward councillors.

“The mapping service can be accessed 24–7 and will save residents from having to call Council to find the answers to many of the questions they may have about what’s available in their area.”

Cr Owen said Council would continue to expand the information available via the online mapping service.