Code for Australia has today announced a new partnership with Moreton Bay Regional Council as part of the 2016 Code for Australia Fellowship Program.
The program pairs governments with teams of civic-minded technologists to help answer local challenges.
Over the past two and half years, the fellowship program has successfully been launched with local and state government departments in Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria.
Director of Code Australia, Dan Groch, said the technology applications developed through the program helps to strengthen the capability of local government and communities.
“Well beyond the Fellowship, we see council staff continuing to design services for and with the community, make data meaningful, and make better technology choices.” Mr Groch, said.
“The fellowship shifts the way cities think about, and use, technology to deliver public services.”
“We are delighted to welcome on board a fellow from Code Australia,” Mayor Allan Sutherland said.
“We look forward to undertaking collaborative work that will help match the needs of local residents to critical information and services.”
“This exciting collaboration between the Moreton Bay and Code for Australia will build digital capabilities in the region and continue to strengthen Moreton Bay’s position as an innovative place to live, thrive, and do business.”
Alvaro Maz, Managing Director, Code for Australia said the organisation was thrilled to announce this partnership with Moreton Bay Regional Council.
“They have made a remarkable commitment to applying modern tools and approaches to meeting the needs of the community.”
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Code for Australia is a non-profit organisation working with government on digital transformation iniatives. Powered by a community of "civic technologists", we develop technology-based solutions to civic-problems. Through our work, we believe we can lend not only our voices, but our hands to drive collaboration and transparency, accelerate economic growth and reanimate Australian citizenship.
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