QLD’s ban on IBM stays put as state government sues for damages

By Julian Bajkowski Queensland premier Campbell Newman has confirmed that a ban on IBM securing new public sector business in the state is still standing after the government commenced legal action for damages late last week in the Supreme Court of Queensland. A spokesman for the Premier told Government News that there has been “no […]

IBM experts arrive to smarten Geraldton

The City of Greater Geraldton will have access to IBM’s Smarter Cities experts who have moved in to help the town reach its technical and environmental goals. This move follows the grant the Western Australian council received in March to participate in the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge. Living and working in the town for three […]

Townsville City Council finds knowledge with IMC

By Lilia Guan Queensland-based Townsville City Council (TCC) has implemented a knowledge management product, for faster responses to its constituents' enquiries.   TCC chose IMC Communications to implement livepro, a cloud-based knowledge management solution.   TCC executive manager customer services, Megan Leavy said the council headed up the search for a system to help the […]

Townsville council pilots $11.5m energy slasher

The Queensland based council has joined Ergon Energy’s Demand Management Pilot Program, to help customers save $7 million on power bills and cut 42000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.   Townsville council has volunteered 170 small sites into one demand project aiming to deliver 20 megawatts of demand reduction by 2015.   Ergon Energy will […]

Discount route for Townsville developers

By Penny Langfield Townsville City Council is attempting to entice developers with an innovative new scheme that offers a discount on recently introduced infrastructure charges. For a number of years the Queensland State Government has required Priority Infrastructure Plans (PIPs) to be created by councils, identifying how urban growth will be managed. Under the PIPs […]


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