There are few aspects of community life which do not involve the work of the local council. Chances are in the last 24 hours, you’ve accessed one of an enormous range of services generated by the local government sector in Australia.
Taken your dog for a walk in the local park? Check. Gone for a power walk on your local walkway then re-hydrated with water from your tap? Check and check.
Council services like maintenance of parks, swimming pools, libraries, infrastructure and roads are typically top of mind examples for most Australians.
But did you know local councils are also responsible for more obscure jobs like airport maintenance in regional and remote communities, childcare and even running local cinemas and fitness classes?
Australia’s local governments are set to light up Twitter August 1st to showcase the important and diverse services they deliver to communities across the country.
There are around 537 local government bodies in Australia accountable to a diverse range of metropolitan, regional, rural, and Indigenous communities.
It’s an exciting time of growth and change for the sector.
Like all levels of government, as well as the private sector, local councils are leveraging digital innovation trends to improve product and service delivery.
That means smart lighting on street corners, mobile apps for reporting potholes in roads, drones for pest and weed management and CCTV cameras for enhanced community security, to name a few.
Join Twitter Australia, the local government sector and the twitter-verse at large in celebrating the work of your local council on 1 August!