Port Augusta locals and visitors will soon have access to an app that will help locate local services and public spaces.
The Local Government Association has partnered with Deloitte Digital and Esri Australia to develop the mobile phone app for South Australian residents, visitors and investors.
The app is a further addition to the LGA’s communications plan under the Local Excellence - Councils Working Together for Communities program.
The My Local Services app will provide a mobile database containing a range of location based information including parks, libraries, public conveniences and dog friendly spaces.
Port Augusta City Council Information Technology manager Steve Kite said it would benefit residents as well as visitors.
“Yes, most certainly it will be available for Port Augusta residents and visitors to use,” Mr Kite said.
“Anything that council provides will be able to be located on the app.”
Mr Kite said it would work similarly to Google Maps.
“Linking up with Google Maps and having another layer on top of that,” he said.
“The way the web is going almost everything is being developed into a mobile app and our council is also heading that way.”
LGA president Mayor Kym McHugh said the LGA undertook a comprehensive development and evaluation process to find the ‘best fit’ provider for the service.
“During the evaluation process it became clear that a collaborative arrangement between Deloitte Digital and Esri Australia would yield the best result for the LGA, councils and our communities,” he said.
“We are excited to have the advantage of Deloitte Digital’s well recognised experience in mobile app development and user interface design coupled with the leading Geographical Information System (GIS) capability of Esri Australia to deliver a compelling and user friendly mobile solution.”
The application is expected to be free and available to the public in June.