The Possibilities For Local Government Of Web 2


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Presentation to the Community Safety Network, Monday 2nd November 2009, Burwood Council, Sydney, NSW

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The Possibilities For Local Government Of Web 2

  1. 1. The Possibilities for Local Government of Web 2.0 Or how to make connecting with your community easier
  2. 2. What is Web 2.0 <ul><li>Web 2.0 is about moving away from: </li></ul><ul><li>static </li></ul><ul><li>broadcast style </li></ul><ul><li>flat html </li></ul><ul><li>brochure style websites </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to…. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Making websites about what users need </li></ul><ul><li>rather than what someone thinks they </li></ul><ul><li>should provide </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Social Media? <ul><li>Social media is media designed to be </li></ul><ul><li>disseminated through social interaction </li></ul><ul><li>It’s defining characteristic? </li></ul><ul><li>User Generated Content </li></ul>
  5. 5. Is there a policy or framework around the use of social media/web 2.0 tools in Local Government? <ul><li>Short answer? </li></ul><ul><li>NO. </li></ul><ul><li>2007 - Australian Government Consultation Blog Discussion Paper - Draft consultation blog moderation guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>2008 – Jason Ryan’s Presentation to Web Directions Government “ Managing for Govt 2.0 ” </li></ul><ul><li>Current - Local Government & Municipal Knowledge Base </li></ul><ul><li>Current - Government 2.0 Best Practice Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Current - UK Government Twitter Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Current – Local Government Web Network </li></ul><ul><li>Current – Gov 2.0 Australia discussion list </li></ul>
  6. 6. So what’s happening now? <ul><li>Twitter: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mosman Council - Second of our information sessions on the new planning controls is from 1pm today at the Drill Hall about 5 hours ago from web </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Narromine Council - Pool Disco is set for 27th November 2009. Supervisors needed - contact Val on 6889 1448. Kids under 10 MUST be accompanied by an adult. 4:31 PM Oct 28th </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pittwater Council - Thinking about how to communicate changes to the Swimming Pool Act to residents. about 13 hours ago </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wollongong City Council - Is Your Child Starting 'Big School' Next Year: [pdf file] about 18 hours ago </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Canterbury Council - Employability: Career Planning Workshops: The Mayor of the City of Canterbury, Cr Robert Furolo MP, is encourag.. about 21 hours ago </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>City Of Sydney Council - City of Sydney's World Environment Day FREE cycling breakfast - from 7.00am tomorrow at Hyde Park South! 5:41 PM Jun 4th from web </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hurstville City Council - Hurstville City News December 2008 available at 9:42 AM Dec 10th, 2008 from web </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wyong Council - Council will officially open a new shared pathway at Mannering Park nextThursday thanks to funds from the Fed Gov 7:55 PM Oct 28th from web </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business Port Stephens - @ FiveThumbsDown hehe, there is the confusion again with Port Stephens Coaches and *BUS*iness Port Stephens, damn about 20 hours ago from TweetDeck in reply to FiveThumbsDown </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blue Mountains City Council - Kerbside chipping this weekend .Place materials out 31 Oct & 1st Nov. Sth Katoomba, Sun Valley & Valley Heights.Enquiries no. 1300 769 746 about 20 hours ago from web </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Canada Bay Council - Mayoral Golf Day: Massey Pk Golf Club, Fri 13 Nov from 7.30am Fundraising event for local primary schools. Call 9911 6555 to book. about 4 hours ago from web </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Apps <ul><li>Fix My Street – UK </li></ul><ul><li>Fix My Street – Aus is in the pipeline </li></ul>
  8. 8. Council Gripe
  9. 9. Other channels <ul><li>Leeton Tourism – YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>City Of Sydney Channel – YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Mosman Council - Flickr </li></ul>
  10. 10. Other Interesting Relevant Stuff <ul><li>The Federal Government launched the Government 2.0 Taskforce </li></ul><ul><li>Open Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Local Government Web Network </li></ul><ul><li>Hacks </li></ul><ul><li>Know where you Live </li></ul><ul><li>Toilet map </li></ul>