South Australian councils dial into Coalition’s mobile coverage promise

By Paul Hemsley The Local Government Association of South Australia (LGA) wants patchy mobile phone coverage to be a thing of the past after it welcomed the federal Opposition’s plan worth $100 million to improve cellular reception across regional, remote and outer metropolitan communities. The federal Coalition announced the plan as a campaign promise that […]

Gridstone picked for EARS project

By Paul Hemsley Communities and councils will be alerted to unfolding emergencies more quickly after the Local Government Association of South Australia’s signed-up Victorian company Gridstone to develop a mobile app. The company has been awarded a $143,000 contract to build the LGASA’s Emergency Assessment Reporting System (EARS), a project than comes in response to […]

Cloud lends ears to emergency reporting

Emergencies will be reported through cloud-based infrastructure under the Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA). A cloud-based information collection and reporting system will support current reporting from councils of damage and impact from emergencies such as flooding, severe weather events and bushfires. It has received a grant awarded under the National Disaster Resilience Grants […]

Smart phones distribute disaster information

Following a Commonwealth grant to South Australia to improve preparedness for natural disasters, councils will be able to provide information to constituents via smart phones. The Local Government Association of South Australia (LGASA) is overseeing the $165000 project, which received $130000 from the federal and state grant. Remaining funds and support for the Emergency Assessment […]


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