Council unveils new website

11/04/2017

Georges River Council has made it easier for residents and ratepayers to connect and do business with Council online with the launch of a dynamic new website.

Administrator of Georges River Council, John Rayner, said the new website provides access to important community information, opportunities for residents to have their say, as well as an expanded online service portfolio to service residents, businesses and visitors of Georges River area.

“The website has been designed with a strong customer focus to make it a more useful and accessible resource for our residents and ratepayers,” he said.

“Our objective when creating this new website was to create an enjoyable user experience, which allows our community to connect with us, easily source the information they need, and make transactions online at a click of a button.”

“To keep up with the ever-changing digital environment the website delivers new functions that allow greater interaction with Council, and full responsiveness to suit mobile and tablet devices.”

Mr Rayner highlighted that Council utilised in-house resources to develop and deliver the website, which avoided the considerable cost of using an external provider.

“The website is a strong reflection of the time and effort that Council staff members have put into developing this tool,” he said.

“It is also a fantastic example of how staff members have been able to work together for the benefit of the local community.”

“Council will continue to monitor and develop the content and functionality of the new website and make ongoing improvements based on customer feedback."

“I encourage residents to provide their feedback as they visit each page to ensure that enhancements are informed by the community's expectations.”

Some of the features of the new website include:
  • Prominent 'quick link' icons on the home page to take visitors to the most commonly used content
  • A 'Latest News' section to better present information on important Council news, initiatives and services
  • Google Translate plug-in to make the site more accessible to people from non-English speaking backgrounds An improved look and feel.
For more information, please contact Council via 9330 6400 or visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.

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