Brimbank,
05
September
2017
|
03:15
Australia/Melbourne

Council partners with Code for Australia Fellowship Program to develop better services for community

Summary

Brimbank City Council is undertaking a project with the Code for Australia Fellowship Program, to help it deliver simpler and better technical services for the community.

Code for Australia is an organisation of coders and developers that create programs to partner with Government agencies with the intention of delivering better services to the community. The Fellowship Program places fellows within a Government organisation to assist with technology related projects.

Brimbank Mayor Cr John Hedditch said that the new partnership is expected to have big benefits for the Brimbank community.

“Council is committed to a community-first approach to delivering services.

“In today’s world people expect to be able to transact with organisations in multiple ways – whether in person, by phone or online, at their own convenience.

“More and more people want to transact with Council online, and Council has been working to ensure that it offers our community the convenience and ease of service it wants. Council’s technical and creative capacity plays an important part in this process.

Exciting New Partnership

“The new partnership with the Code for Australia Fellowship Program is an exciting opportunity to bring in both fresh technical skills and a fresh perspective to our projects.

“The program will pair technologists with our government team to create great services for the public.

“Starting in the first week of September, two Fellows will work with Council over the next six months, to assist with technology related projects, and to contribute ideas to create something great for our community.

“It is an exciting opportunity for Brimbank to tap into resources that have the passion and experience for community beneficial projects,” Cr Hedditch said.