Lake Macquarie Council gives builders online option

By Lilia Guan Lake Macquarie City Council is offering builders access to an online service for booking building inspections.   The council’s manager development assessment and compliance, Steve Brown said builders only had the option of telephoning Council to book inspections, before the new online service was introduced.   “Council initiated the online inspection booking […]

Victoria floods $19.3m into warning systems

By Paul Hemsley   Water minister Peter Walsh said the $12.1 million Floodzoom tool will be built to improve communications to communities that are situated in areas that flood.   “It will give emergency services a more accurate prediction of flood behaviour and help individual land holders assess their own flood risk,” the minister said. […]

South Australian councils combine web services

About thirty councils across South Australia have implemented a web product, so residents of the State can access a central database of services available in their area.   The solution dubbed, SA Council Maps, was a combination of MapInfo Exponare and MapInfo Envinsa Online Services from IT vendor, Pitney Bowes Business Insight.   The solution […]

Meeting stricter web guidelines

By Lilia Guan   All government agencies must meet the Federal Government’s first deadline for a comprehensive review of their websites by December this year.   Earlier this year the Australian government endorsed the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0 for all government websites. This requirement supersedes the previous mandate for compliance with WCAG […]


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