Focus On... Information & communication technology

  • Fibre connection needed to unlock Gulf Country
    Burke Shire, Queensland is missing the link that will open up an untapped well of digitally-driven economic prosperity.
  • Luke’s Place Playground has new braille sign
    Wollongong City Council, New South Wales, has installed a new braille sign to help children and carers who are blind or have low vision enjoy the playground at Luke’s Place, Corrimal.
  • Body cameras ensure security*
    Body worn cameras are the perfect solution for security personnel, local councils, law enforcement and other organisations where video evidence is highly beneficial.
  • Arts economy growing on Tasmania’s west coast
    West Coast Council, Tasmania, has signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with local community arts and culture group The Unconformity.
  • Making friends with Facebook
    City of Newcastle, New South Wales, is working towards becoming the leading source of social engagement and digital community information through effective use of its social media tools beginning with its corporate Facebook page.
  • World-first library app makes borrowing a breeze
    City of Yarra, Victoria, has introduced a world-first library borrowing app that lets members scan their item and walk straight out – no queues, no checkouts, and no security alarm.
  • Online pet registration checks all the boxes
    Piccolo, the Maltese Shih Tzu, is one of 1628 animals recently added to the new online pet registration system at Shire of Mundaring, Western Australia.
  • Adelaide makes world’s top seven smart cities
    Adelaide has been recognised by global think tank The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) as one of the top seven intelligent communities in the world’s top smart cities.
  • Becoming resilient against risk: the new benchmark for best-practice security*
    System compromise can affect not only an organization’s information but its people and reputation
  • East coast’s fastest data cable reaches shore
    Queensland’s first direct international data and telecommunications connection to global markets is on track for mid-2020, with the undersea fibre optic cable reaching Sunshine Coast shores in January.
  • Kids Club kicks off
    Burdekin Shire Council, Queensland, has introduced a brand-new initiative this month, with the launch of Kids Club.
  • Gold rating for new-look website
    Logan City Council, Queensland, has been awarded a gold standard for its plain language content (easy to read and understand) on its new look website.
  • Investing in people bears fruit
    Narrabri Shire Council, New South Wales, is addressing their chronic skills shortage issues by growing their own qualifi ed staff.
  • Building leadership capability
    Rockhampton Regional Council, Queensland, is harnessing the skills of its diverse and experienced leadership team to build the capabilities of current and emerging leaders within the organisation.
  • Smarter city promotes social cohesion
    Maribyrnong City Council in partnership with Victoria University is getting ready for a smarter, more digitally-engaged Footscray with the roll out of a host of new smart technologies.
  • From table-top to smartphone – Innovation in procurement*
    As a pioneer in Tender Notification services, way back in 1984, TenderSearch, became one of the premier Tender Notification businesses in Australia.
  • Connected Community App
    Town of Gawler Council, South Australia, has launched an app that will improve economic development in the wider region and the liveability of Gawler overall.
  • After school grooving inspiring music-makers
    City of Mount Gambier, South Australia, has a new after school program allowing young people to create their own music using newly acquired technology called ‘Groovebox Novation Circuits’.
  • Smart sensors make safer beaches
    In a world-first, cutting-edge technology and smart infrastructure is being deployed this month at four beaches across Lake Macquarie and Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
  • First library celebrates 75 years
    Ku-ring-gai Council was the first local government area in Sydney to offer a library service to its residents back in 1945.
  • Local Studies interactive touch table
    Georges River Council, New South Wales, recently launched a new Local Studies interactive multimedia collection at the Hurstville Library and Service Centre.
  • iFerret providing dramatic transformation for local councils*
    The iFerret search and discovery solution developed by iPLATINUM is now installed at over 50 councils across Australia and New Zealand and is becoming widely recognised as the defacto standard search facility for Local Government.
  • Youth Hub fills the gap
    Alice Springs Town Council has announced a pilot youth initiative designed to provide a positive and educational space for young people – the new Library Youth Hub.
  • Library wins prestigious award
    The Portland Library redevelopment has earned the Glenelg Shire Council, Victoria, the ‘Community Assets and Infrastructure Initiative’ ($2 million and under) category of the 2020 LGPro Awards for Excellence.
  • Solar lights installed at visitor centre
    The Shire of Broome, Western Australia, has reiterated its commitment to environmentally-friendly solutions with the rollout of solar lights in the Broome Visitor Centre carpark.
  • ‘What’s On’ at your fingertips
    Fraser Coast, Queensland, has launched a new quarterly booklet to keep residents up to date with what’s on at the library.
  • Making it easy to do business
    Hunter’s Hill Council, in partnership with Service New South Wales, is making it easier for small business owners to start, run or grow a small business.
  • Integrated services improve customer experience
    City of Penrith, New South Wales, is proactively preparing for significant growth by integrating cloud technologies to transform its business processes.
  • MAGIQ Software – celebrating 40 years*
    MAGIQ Software is proud to celebrate 40 years of business success.
  • Drainage inspections
    Underground CCTV cameras will be used to gain images and assess the condition of a large number of stormwater pipes across Greater Geelong, Victoria, in the coming months.