Noosa Shire Council

Noosa Shire Council is a local government area about 130 kilometres (81 mi) north of Brisbane in the Sunshine Coast region of South East Queensland, Australia. The shire covers an area of 868.7 square kilometres (335.4 sq mi) has a resident population of 56,000 people and 420 staff (366 FTE as at June 2018).

The Council existed as a local government entity from 1910 until 2008, when the Queensland state government amalgamated Noosa with the Shire of Maroochy and City of Caloundra to form the Sunshine Coast Region. The amalgamation occurred despite a 2007 plebiscite in Noosa Shire by the Australian Electoral Commission where 96% of voters rejected amalgamation.

The Noosa Shire Council was restored on the 1st January 2014 after a change of state government and after 81% of residents there voted in a plebiscite in March 2013 to leave the amalgamated Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

The Council has a mayor, six Councillors and does not have divisions (wards).

The Council runs three holiday parks, an event centre (The J), an Aquatic Centre, a Leisure (sports) Centre, a respite care centre, a rubbish tip, two rubbish transfer stations, two libraries (Noosa and Cooroy Libraries) and a mobile library.

Council is organised into five directorates: Infrastructure Services, Executive Services (including customer service and community engagement), Environment and Sustainable Development, Community Services (including libraries, gallery, local laws and waste) and Corporate Services.

Water and sewerage services in Noosa Shire are provided by Unitywater. Unitywater is a statutory authority formed under the South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009. Unitywater is governed by an independent board and has participation agreements with the Moreton Bay Regional Council, Sunshine Coast Council and the Noosa Council.

Locality Plan

Software Systems

Noosa Council has an ICT as a Service strategy with a preference for Software as a Service (SaaS). Noosa Council runs most of its computer systems from data centres located in Sydney, over 800 kilometres from Noosa. Noosa Council was the first customer of the TechnologyOne Cloud SaaS product and second customer for TechnologyOne Application Managed Services outsourced corporate application support.

Asset Management System: TechnologyOne Asset Management TechnologyOne Cloud SaaS
Business Process Mapping: Promapp SaaS
Call Centre system: Interactive Intelligence PureCloud Engage Cloud SaaS
Community Engagement: Bang the Table SaaS by EngagementHQ
Content Management System: LifeRay (Intranet and main Council websites) provided by the LGAQ and Wordpress (Leisure and event facilities)
Disaster Management: QITPlus Guardian hosted by QITPlus
Document/Records Management System: 4.03 Dataworks TechnologyOne Cloud SaaS
Elearning: VelPic Cloud SaaS
Email: Microsoft Office 365
Finance System: TechnologyOne Financials TechnologyOne Cloud SaaS
GIS System: Mapinfo (desktop GIS), Intramaps (internal and external web mapping), ArcGIS (desktop and mobile application GIS)
Infringements: Duncan AutoCite Android
Library Management System: Civica Spydus hosted by Civica
Payroll/HR System: TechnologyOne Human Resource & Payroll TechnologyOne Cloud SaaS
Rates/Property System: TechnologyOne Cloud SaaS
Recruitment: Scout Cloud SaaS
Telephony/Unified Communications: Hosted Microsoft Skype for Business delivered by Nexon Asia Pacific
Software Testing: Practitest SaaS
Mobiles: Telstra and Optus (most recent contract)

SOE: Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2016 and Google Chrome

Social networks used: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Neighbouring Councils

Contact Information

Street Address: 9 Pelican St, Tewantin, Queensland
Postal Address: PO Box 141, Tewantin, Queensland, 4565
Telephone: 07 5329 6500
E-mail: ua.vog.dlq.asoon|liam#ua.vog.dlq.asoon|liam

Site Members

External Links & References

  1. Council Website
  2. Noosa Aquatic Centre Website
  3. Noosa Leisure Centre Website
  4. Libraries Website
  5. The J Event Centre Website
  6. Noosa Community Support Website
  7. Wikipedia
  8. Council Facebook page
  9. Libraries Facebook page
  10. The J Event Centre Facebook page
  11. Noosa Council YouTube channel
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