Finalist in national awards

Brighton Council, Tasmania, was successful in reaching the finals of this year’s prestigious Municipal Association Australian Technology Awards for Excellence with it’s CouncilWise local government management platform.

General Manager, Ron Sanderson, said being selected as an award finalist was a significant achievement for CouncilWise and recognised the platform as a leader in local government technology management and support throughout Australia and the South Pacific.
Sanderson said CouncilWise was only established in 2017 but was backed by Brighton Council’s 20 years of software development and service.

“Our property and rating solution, PropertyWise, is now used by 18 councils throughout Australia and through CouncilWise, we are now partnering with national and international technology providers to bring a cloud-based, powerful, yet easy-to-use local government management platform.

Sanderson said that council-owned CouncilWise covered the range of local government functions from financial and asset management and property applications, network file sharing, email and other collaboration, to council records, business intelligence reporting and analysis.

“Importantly, being cloud-based, all this information is available anywhere at any time.

“Strong word-of-mouth interest from councils around Australia, largely without traditional marketing, has resulted in rapidly expanding operations focused on software demonstrations and capability discussions.

“The national award went to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Council, but to be a finalist certainly provides endorsement for Brighton’s product, its strategy and choice of partners, as well as underlining the importance of this management solution for local government in Australia and beyond.”