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Plan for community groups to reduce power bills and their emissions

Plan for community groups to reduce power bills and their emissions

Community groups across Australia will be supported by a new Morrison Government program to lower energy costs, support local jobs and help reduce global emissions. Through the Powering Communities Program, thousands of community organisations will be able to apply for a grant to help lower their power bills. The $10.2 million program will fund up to 12 projects worth a total of $67,700 in each federal electorate. Grants of between $5,000 and $12,000 will be available to eligible community organisations, with no co-contribution required. The grant will assist groups to lower their energy bills by installing solar panels or a… Read more »

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 also see if issues in their area such as fallen trees or potholes have already been reported by other residents. The system will assist in making Council staff mindful of problems which are causing the most concern in the community, helping in the process of prioritising work programs. Requests can now… Read more »

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 received training to use the specialised system which replaces paper charts with an electronic medication record. Liverpool Hospital general manager Karen McMenamin said electronic records had been opened millions of times since the new system went live in October. “We transitioned from paper to electronic medication management in five days, which… Read more »

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Digital driving licences on the way for NSW

Driving licences are set to be the next cab off the digital rank. The digital driver licence is the electronic version of the NSW Driver Licence available on your phone. It is planned for release across NSW in 2019, and designed to be convenient and make life easier. With aRead more »

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Launch pad smart business centre for Oran Park

New technology based businesses will soon have the support of Western Sydney University at hand with the establishment of a launch pad smart business centre in Oran Park. Camden Council recently agreed to sign a strategic alliance agreement with Western Sydney University to establish the launch pad for an initialRead more »

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Liverpool lands smart cities and suburbs project

A new project designed to help reduce congestion in our suburbs has been launched in South West Sydney. Data collected from pedestrian smartphones and cutting-edge traffic-counting technology will be used to track patterns of movement in a bid to better plan cities and build infrastructure where it is most needed.Read more »

Macarthur community groups are being encouraged to go solar and save on their power bills.

Get funding for solar power and save, community groups told

Community groups in Macarthur are being invited to apply for funding under the Australian Government’s Solar Communities Program. Liberal Senator for Western Sydney Marise Payne says  funding is available for the installation of rooftop solar photovoltaic, solar hot water and solar-connected battery systems. “Community groups which get involved will notRead more »

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Telematics trial could help save lives on our roads

Up to 1,000 drivers under the age of 25 will be given the chance to participate in an innovative NSW Government trial with in-car technology aimed at reducing road casualties across the state. Finance, services and property minister Victor Dominello and roads, maritime and freight minister Melinda Pavey yesterday announcedRead more »

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Digital workshops just what the internet doctor ordered

Not sure how to attach a photo to an email? Facebook privacy is causing you some concern? Need to know how to add a contact to your mobile phone? Special Campbelltown City Library Services workshops may be just what you need. Tech-in-20 provides one-on-one assistance, answering questions and addressing problemsRead more »

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