A rash of unpopular and forced council amalgamations across NSW over the last three years has combined to produce an unholy mess on the technology front, after a state Auditor found gaping holes in IT management and governance.Read More
Monash council will foot the bill to refund $2.6 millon in parking fines to drivers after discovering it had wrongly allowed a contractor to rule on appeals to infringements.Read More
Networking giant Cisco plans to spend $61 million over the next three years to boost digital transformation in Australia.
The local part of Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) program will focus on inclusive growth, skills development and innovation.Read More
The plan would see council roll out a range of smart technologies across the city by May this year, including a smart city platform, sensors for vehicle and pedestrian movement and smart parking technology.Read More
Local government in Victoria needs to develop asset management strategies through consultation with the community that prioritise maintenance and renewal, the state’s Auditor-General says.Read More
Slow development approvals and inconsistent planning decisions could soon be a thing of the past, with disruptive technologies set to streamline urban planning.
Artificial intelligence could soon be sophisticated enough to semi-automate urban planning processes, better predicting the effects of a proposed development and fast-tracking approvals.Read More
Ineffective and inconsistent procurement policies and poor oversight and documentation are hampering Western Australian councils’ procurement controls, an audit has found.Read More
This week Microsoft executives plan to highlight their company’s approach toward cloud security as a competitive advantage, arguing it is uniquely positioned to handle the ever-expanding number of cybersecurity threats in our world.Read More
Australia’s first independent body committed to gender equality is set to partner with councils to help get more women into elected and executive roles. The Australian Gender Equality Council is Australia’s first independent national body supporting the achievement of gender equality through national campaigns based on research.Read More
Strathbogie Shire, a picturesque rural municipality two hours from Melbourne, has shown that a community of just 10,000 can come together to tackle rising energy costs and climate change impacts.Read More
About 2800 NZ ratepayers have had their personal information compromised after using online forms created by Typeform to share comments with Hamilton City Council, Waikato District Council, or Waipā District Council.Read More