Have your say: Digital Local Government

| August 29, 2011

The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has called for stakeholder comments on draft guidelines for the Digital Local Government program.

Comments from First 5000 members will help to develop the final guidelines, which will determine how the program is implemented.

Review a draft of the Digital Local Government program guideline
s and send your comments or questions to digitallocalgov@dbcde.gov.au by COB Friday 9 September 2011.

The Australian Government’s $17.1 million Digital Local Government program will provide funding to local governments in communities that first benefit from the National Broadband Network (NBN).

It will assist local governments to deliver innovative online services—in particular, to homes and businesses.

The program encourages the development of online services that are replicable and scalable, and which other local governments across Australia can adapt for their purposes. It has the potential to encourage a step change in the quality, availability and speed of local government services.

The Digital Local Government program will contribute to the Australian Government’s vision that Australia will become a leading global digital economy by 2020. In particular, the program will contribute to the Digital Economy Goal that, by 2020, four out of five Australians will choose to engage with government through the internet or other type of online service. More details about this vision are available in the National Digital Economy Strategy.

For further information, or to add your contact details to a Digital Local Government mailing list to receive program updates, please contact the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy by email to digitallocalgov@dbcde.gov.au or by phone on 02 6271 7165.