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Digital choice to encourage more women to stand for council

Council chambers may not be used as much in the future, when online meetings could rule. The future is digital for those elected to local councils at the December 4 elections. State Government changes introduced this week are set to revolutionise the way council meetings can be run as they open up to an online platform providing more flexibility for all. Shelley Hancock, the minister for local government, said the innovative updates to the Model Code of Meeting Practice will allow councillors to attend meetings virtually. As a result, communities will be able to tap into a much wider talent… Read more »

Housing supply information at your fingertips

Information that illustrates the supply pipeline of new homes and infrastructure will be available at the touch of a button with the launch of two new online platforms. The platforms are designed to deliver better support planning and investment in NSW. Minister for planning and public spaces Rob Stokes launched the Greater Sydney Urban Development Program and Housing Evidence Centre websites, which are set to become the state’s most authoritative resources on housing supply and population movements. “The new Greater Sydney Urban Development Program creates a one-stop-shop for information on metropolitan housing supply and allows us to plug in real… Read more »

This app definitely not a load of rubbish

With a simple click of a button on council’s new My Waste Bin app, Campbelltown residents can now track their bin collection days, book their kerbside clean ups and check what waste goes in which bin. It will provide a “one stop shop’’ for all waste information that is easily accessible for residents and will enable people to set bin reminders and receive real-time updates of any service changes or delays. “By digitising our waste information, we’re able to provide residents with a range of new features to improve our service such as tailored information for each individual property and… Read more »

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Housing supply information at your fingertips

Information that illustrates the supply pipeline of new homes and infrastructure will be available at the touch of a button with the launch of two new online platforms. The platforms are designed to deliver better support planning and investment in NSW. Minister for planning and public spaces Rob Stokes launchedRead more »

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This app definitely not a load of rubbish

With a simple click of a button on council’s new My Waste Bin app, Campbelltown residents can now track their bin collection days, book their kerbside clean ups and check what waste goes in which bin. It will provide a “one stop shop’’ for all waste information that is easilyRead more »

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Tech workshops will help you stay ahead of the digital game

Learn the latest tricks and tips on all things technology at Camden Libraries’ tech workshops this month. Residents aged over 17 years are eligible to book their place at the Oran Park Library. Microsoft Office and Windows 10 basicswill be available on Saturday, 19 June, 10am-2pm, in the Panorama DRead more »

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The future of kerbside parking may be digital

A smart kerbside trial providing real time parking information will be trialled in South Western Sydney. The NSW Government is partnering with Liverpool City Council to deliver a new digital smart kerbs pilot to show in real time where street parking is available. Digital and customer service Victor Dominello saysRead more »

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Showcase will zoom in on local health care innovation

Local research stars and international speakers will be in the spotlight when Health Beyond Research & Innovation Showcase returns later this month. The showcase was postponed in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic but it is being staged as a series of online Zoom seminars each month until November thisRead more »

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Wollondilly launches customer service portal

Wollondilly residents can now manage and track their own customer service requests online thanks to a new customer service portal launched this week. This will mean requests are actioned quicker and residents will be updated in real time as council acts on the request.  Once logged in, customers can alsoRead more »

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Hospital goes from paper to digital in five days

The digital transformation of Liverpool Hospital has taken a giant step forward with the launch of an Electronic Medication Management System (eMeds).  This is the latest milestone in the state wide rollout of eMeds, led by the state’s digital health agency – eHealth NSW. More than 3,000 staff have receivedRead more »

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Put your website’s landing page to work

A website serves a bigger purpose than a lot of people realise – it is an online salesperson operating round the clock, writes MATTHEW GABRIEL, of local digital company Chevron Technologies. A website is a place to get your target audience to connect with you. A place to proudly showcaseRead more »

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Camden Kids website is a big hit with local families

Families are finding all the local information and services they need with ease, thanks to the Camden Kids website. The website, which celebrated its first birthday since its redesign recently, supports families to find local information and services. KU Cobbitty Preschool director, Rebecca Fordham, said the website was highly regardedRead more »

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Apple’s 2020 annual conference goes online

Apple’s annual conference was surrounded by many rumours about what was pending to be released from hardware updates for iMac and Macbook Pro, software updates to iOS, iPadOS, WatchOS and tvOS and new services such as car key and air tags. The conference was delivered online only, the first timeRead more »

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