Redland City Council’s 2023-2024 Budget includes a $4.8 million investment this financial year in advancing Council’s Digital Transformation Program.
Mayor Karen Williams said the program was a catalyst project identified in Council’s Corporate Plan.
“It has several goals – to create efficiencies in how Council operates; bolster our cyber protection systems; and improve our interaction with customers,” Cr Williams said.
“The Digital Transformation Program is expected to run over a four to seven-year timeframe.
“Funding in the 2023-2024 Budget will help increase efficiencies across the organisation, delivering cost-savings and better provision of services to the community.
“It will also increase the efficiencies in our customer’s interaction with Council.
“There are new methods evolving aimed at making these experiences better, easier and more cost-effective for all involved.
“We see this as an important advance in service to our Redlands Coast community.”
Cr Williams said businesses and governments were increasingly having to block cyber threats that were also becoming more complex.
“It is your private data that Council is entrusted with and we consider it a paramount responsibility to protect,” she said.
“Protecting our software that manages our day-to-day activities protects the data that Council requires to deliver its services to the community.”
The 2023-2024 Budget was adopted by Council on Monday 26 June.
For more information, see Council’s 2023-2024 Budget webpage.