March 2021 Edition

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Feature: Information & communication technology

  • Workzone radars make work crews safer
    Clarence City Council, Tasmania, is using radars to make the workplace safer on Council roads and work sites.
  • One-stop shop to manage City projects
    Consistently meeting timelines and budgets can be elusive when delivering multiple multi-million-dollar community infrastructure projects each year but the use of a customised project management framework (PMF) is giving the City of Gosnells, Western Australia, clear results.
  • Parking trial improves congestion
    Mornington Peninsula Shire, Victoria, has begun trialling a new smart parking approach to decrease congestion in and around Mornington.
  • Digital payroll brings efficiencies
    The Town of East Fremantle, Western Australia, has furthered its reputation as an early adopter of technology and innovation by being one of Perth’s first councils to deploy an entirely digital payroll system.
  • Beautification begins with Town Square
    Logan City Council, Queensland, has begun the beautification of Beenleigh with a raft of community-inspired projects and a specific focus on public safety with new CCTV cameras set to be installed.
  • Neighbourhood needs? There’s an App for that!
    Since its introduction in 2010, the mobile app Snap Send Solve has revolutionised the way people interact with their local councils.
  • Kimba DC Implements the MAGIQ Cloud Platform*
    Kimba District Council is a rural service town on the Eyre Highway at the top of Eyre Peninsula in the state of South Australia.
  • Formal study propels career*
    Ken’s career propelled after completing a graduate certificate in information systems.
  • Library lovers just swipe right
    Wollongong City Libraries, New South Wales, started a long-distance relationship with members on Library Lovers Day, Sunday 14 February.
  • One-stop-shop for grant funding
    City of Newcastle, New South Wales, is making it easier for the community to access more than 1000 grant funding opportunities through a new online service, Newcastle Grant Finder.
  • Cashless parking trialled
    Brisbane City Council announced the end to cash payments at 960 parking meters which operate 7500 parking spaces around Auchenflower, Buranda, Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley, Kelvin Grove, Milton, Newstead, South Brisbane, West End and Woolloongabba.
  • Ready to go after dark at the library
    Glenelg Shire Council, Victoria, is increasing the evening entertainment options with a series of late-night events and activities at the Portland Library.
  • Savings stack up
    Trees consumed and CO2 produced by paper production has been drastically reduced with the City of Greater Geraldton, Western Australia, implementing a swath of changes to its printer fleet.
  • Online security
    In this era of ever changing and persistent cyber threats, the City of Cockburn, Western Australia, is about half way towards achieving international certification for ISO 27001.
  • Digitising playground management systems*
    Playground123 is a playground management system made by playground experts with over a decade of experience in playground design, construction and audit.
  • CCTV boosts town security
    Shire of Esperance, Western Australia, is boosting security with investments in CCTV within the Esperance township central business district (CBD).
  • New mobile library has hit the road
    A brand new, more versatile, Mobile Library packed with more than 2500 items hit the roads of Noosa Shire, Queensland, just before Christmas.
  • Youngsters.co supports seniors’ learning
    Seniors across the Coffs Coast, New South Wales, who need help with their technology have the chance to learn new skills at Coffs Harbour Library branches with the help of local youngsters.
  • Training makes working from home safer
    City of South Perth, Western Australia, takes cybersecurity seriously and understands that our increasingly digital way of living and working creates new risks.
  • Upcoming collection of unwanted agvet chemicals*
    Agsafe’s product stewardship programs, drumMUSTER and ChemClear, provide farmers with a reliable pathway for the safe disposal of empty agvet containers as well as any unused or obsolete agvet chemicals.
  • Remote communities online
    Central Desert Regional Council, Northern Territory, is working hard to improve conditions in the remote communities of Nyirripi, Engawala and Laramba.
  • Library transition benefits
    Plans are now well advanced for the transition of the Colac Otway Shire (COS), Victoria, libraries to the Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC), and residents are set to reap the benefits of an expanded library service.