Spotlight on Local Government Spotlight on Local Government

The iTnews Benchmark Awards seek to celebrate excellence in technology leadership across Australian business and government. And as the team considers this year’s entrants we have many shining examples of innovation and value-adding to consider.

We’re not quite ready to nominate finalists in each category yet, but can report that in the new category of Local Government we have some amazing projects to consider.

Some were driven by council amalgamations. Others saw local government step up to The winners will be revealed at the Benchmark Awards ceremony in KPMG’s new Sydney office in on March 7th. Who will the finalists be?

That would be telling. But here’s a few of the Local Government Projects that caught the judges’ eye across 2018.

Councils aim to ‘make liveability easier’

Councils aim to ‘make liveability easier’

From the City of Melbourne to smaller local councils, local government is finding that small digital projects can make a big difference to citizens, and operations.
Aug 19 2019 3:38PM
Bendigo uses VR to stop young drivers colliding with trucks

Bendigo uses VR to stop young drivers colliding with trucks

Deakin Uni to build simulator.
Aug 14 2019 6:58AM
Newcastle debuts driverless CBD to beach shuttle

Newcastle debuts driverless CBD to beach shuttle

Complementing its smart city strategy.
Jul 10 2019 2:05PM
Civica snaps up Vic council specialist Asset Edge

Civica snaps up Vic council specialist Asset Edge

Buys more Southern exposure, expands reach.
Apr 2 2019 12:02AM
Bendigo Things Network named best local government IT project

Bendigo Things Network named best local government IT project

In 2019 iTnews Benchmark Awards.
Mar 8 2019 6:01AM
Benchmark Awards 2019 Finalists: Port Macquarie-Hastings Council teams HR with VR

Benchmark Awards 2019 Finalists: Port Macquarie-Hastings Council teams HR with VR

Boosting engagement and empathy.
Jan 29 2019 11:17AM
Welcome to Town Hall TV ... but will anyone actually watch mandated council webcasting?

Welcome to Town Hall TV ... but will anyone actually watch mandated council webcasting?

Warts-and-all reality streaming: what could possibly go wrong?
Jan 14 2019 12:30PM
iTnews Benchmark Awards 2019: Local government finalists announced

iTnews Benchmark Awards 2019: Local government finalists announced

Excellence in technology from councils and cities celebrated.
Dec 20 2018 7:30AM
Bendigo uses garbage trucks to improve IoT network

Bendigo uses garbage trucks to improve IoT network

Plans to load vehicles with sensors capable of sorting signal-to-stench ratio.
Oct 10 2018 2:03PM
Lake Macquarie council builds road maintenance app

Lake Macquarie council builds road maintenance app

Also looks to smart sensors.
Jun 5 2018 6:53AM
Council takes urban redevelopment AR tool nationwide

Council takes urban redevelopment AR tool nationwide

Includes live data visualisations.
Apr 30 2018 7:02AM
CIO out of Brisbane council in wake of TechOne saga

CIO out of Brisbane council in wake of TechOne saga

Executive pair's sudden departure.
Mar 10 2017 6:40AM
TechnologyOne could lose $122m Brisbane city deal

TechnologyOne could lose $122m Brisbane city deal

[Updated] Partner spat as TechOne blames project delays on scope creep.
Jan 25 2017 2:32PM
Govt gets ready to dole out $50m in smart cities grants

Govt gets ready to dole out $50m in smart cities grants

Kickstarting data-driven urban living.
Dec 13 2016 10:27AM
Adelaide City Council's bulldozer approach to the cloud

Adelaide City Council's bulldozer approach to the cloud

Infrastructure boss bans lift-and-shift.
Dec 8 2016 1:30PM
Adelaide wants to build CBD-wide fibre network for business

Adelaide wants to build CBD-wide fibre network for business

Dedicated 10Gbps connections to lure enterprises back to city.
Oct 14 2016 6:10AM
Photos: Dial-a-data centre

Photos: Dial-a-data centre

Isaac Council's pre-fab facility and its 1000km journey on the back of a truck.
Oct 16 2015 6:30AM
Thicker NBN aerial cables to face community opposition

Thicker NBN aerial cables to face community opposition

Overhead cable proposal 'rides roughshod' over councils.
Jun 16 2015 11:17AM
Adelaide City Council on the hunt for a new CIO

Adelaide City Council on the hunt for a new CIO

Veteran IT chief Luu Nguyen retires.
Oct 24 2014 10:45AM
Blacktown City Council begins ERP overhaul

Blacktown City Council begins ERP overhaul

Selects Technology One.
Mar 17 2014 6:09AM

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