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.