Connected Community App

Article image - Connected Community App The Gawler Connected Community App offers ways to improve how local businesses function.

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. 

Mayor, Karen Redman, said the Gawler Connected Community App would have significant benefits for Council, ratepayers and residents, local business and visitors in every part of Gawler.

“The smart app means Council and business can be more responsive to the needs of local residents. 

“The Gawler Connected Community App embraces savvy technology that is easy to use and has immediate benefits for all users, meaning our community can be better connected than ever before.”

The Gawler Connected Community App is a one-stop shop for multiple transactions with Council and local businesses. 

It allows residents and ratepayers to be notified of planned road works, pay Council rates and read meeting agendas, book appointments with or buy from local businesses.

“With the use of smart phones continuing to evolve, it makes sense that the Town of Gawler would embrace this powerful tool to bring Council closer to its residents, while ensuring Gawler remains a great place to do business. 

“The Town of Gawler is proud to be the first Council in Australia to have developed an App which is helping local business through an efficient and cost efficient means to engage in the digital economy. 

“The App will help local and regional businesses grow and invest thereby creating more jobs. This is great news for our town”

The Gawler Connected Community App is the final element to be developed within Council’s Smart Cities Project that has been partly funded by the Australian Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Grant ($250,000). 

This Project includes: the purchase of digital wayfinding devices that will be installed at the Gawler Visitor Information Centre, Gawler Sport and Community Centre and Walker Place, Council’s Public Wi-Fi and audio visual integration with the Gawler Civic Centre.