Focus On... Administration & Management Systems

  • Streamlining access
    George Town Council Mayor Roger Broomhall and Member for Bass Geoff Lyons last month launched the Councilís Electronic Development Application and Building Application (eDABA) Portal to the George Town community.
  • East Arnhem Shire Council delivers savings
    East Arnhem Shire Council (EASC) has delivered over $1.1 million in savings and received a commendation in the 2013 National Awards for Local Government in regional collaborations for the creation of the shared corporate services organisation, Latitude 12.
  • Future Directions
    From Matt Gray Manager IT Infrastructure and Mike Tidey Director Corporate Services, Launceston City Council, Tasmania
  • Celebration of a communityís resilience
    Maranoa Council, emergency services and community groups recently celebrated the resilience of the Roma community on the anniversary of the 2011 floods, with the unveiling of the townís new Celebration Stones.

  • New CALD Careers program launched
    The City of Ballarat has launched a new service to assist Ballaratís multicultural community in finding employment and vocational opportunities.
  • Community Centre opens
    Bell residents have celebrated the official opening of the new $1.2 million Bell Bunya Community Centre.
  • New ShoreTel Dock Transforms iPad and iPhone Into Desk Phone*
    Introducing the new ShoreTel Dock, the industryís first business-grade docking station that transforms smartphones and tablets into desk phones for the mobile generation. This industry-first hardware solution combined with ShoreTelís mobility application will optimise how people use their iPhones and iPads for work Ė giving a new meaning to Bring your own device (BYOD).
  • Sporting clubsí contribution worth $1.5 million
    Southern Downs Regional Councilís Economic Development Unit and Morgan Park sporting clubs have welcomed an offer from the Queensland Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning to utilise their Senior Economist, Rod Strahan, to complete an economic assessment of Morgan Park sporting activities.
  • Strathbogie a mobile shire
    The Strathbogie Shire Council is making effective use of industry-based applications and available technologies to expand its face-to-face customer services to townships.
  • Swan Hill steps towards Economic Development Strategy
    Swan Hill Rural City Councilís Economic Development Strategy has moved closer towards implementation with the announcement that Workforce Planning Australia has been awarded the contract to oversee the Swan Hill Region Workforce Development Strategy.
  • Regional Victoria crucial to Stateís prosperity
    Members of Regional Cities Victoria (RCV) recently met with Premier Dennis Naphthine, with the role of regional Victoria in the Stateís prosperity top of the agenda.
  • Water Alliance celebrating collaboration
    The Cairns, Townsville, Mackay (CTM) Water Alliance has won the Collaboration Award at the recent Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA) 2013 Awards for Excellence.

  • MobileMuster Awards
    MobileMuster, the Australian Mobile Telecommunication Associationís official recycling program, is calling on local councils who have helped promote the program and collect mobile phones for recycling over the last year to nominate for the 2013 MobileMuster Local Government Awards.
  • Hawthorn Town Hall redevelopment
    Peddle Thorp design director Peter Brook said the refurbishment of the Hawthorn Town Hall will help preserve the past and protect the future.
  • Category winners in National Awards for Local Government
    Eighteen of the nationís 565 councils and shires have been declared category winners in this yearís National Awards for Local Government.
  • Base systems change on evidence*
    As consultants QRMC observes a great many organisational change management processes. Some are done well, accomplish management and staff buy-in, and ultimately achieve the anticipated outcomes. Others founder on the rocks of rejection, confusion and frustration, resulting in a waste of the resources dedicated to the process, and an unwillingness to explore new horizons in the future.

  • Getting grant administration right*
    Has Council seen words like these in a letter or email from a Commonwealth Department?
  • Introducing smart, cost effective recruitment*
    When recruiting a new staff member, it is important to look at the full scale of costs to a local council.