Dynamic Council Websites

The Dynamic Council Website project (DCW) began in 2001 with the goal of assisting regional Councils to provide Council services online in a sustainable manner using database driven websites.

Today the majority of Councils in SA and a significant proportion of Tasmanian Councils utilise Deloitte Digital's Unity Content Management System (CMS) to manage their corporate website.

Unity has been developed specifically for Local Government and includes an array of 'Content Objects' that have been customised for Councils. Importantly the Unity system allows all Councils to contribute to a central database of Local Government information thereby enabling the delivery of cross council listings like:

As the project has evolved Unity has become a platform for Councils to contribute to Open Data intiatives and deliver the My Local Services App.

Unity also integrates with the IT Vision corporate Local Government system which enables the delivery of property related transactions and payments.

Click here for a list of live Unity sites and download a summary of Unity CMS by clicking on the image.

Why Unity

There are many reasons to become a participating Council in the DCW initiative these include:

  • The Unity CMS is hosted as a shared service primarily for Local Government. This shared service arrangement has ensured all participating Councils benefit from upgrades to the software and overall pay a lower ongoing cost for licencing and website hosting.
  • Being part of a Council network in South Australia that allows you share information across the entire state
  • Benefit from a strong, unified online Council presence which is continuing to be developed
  • Allow site content to be updated quickly and easily by any authorised person within your Council

For more information on Unity and the Dynamic Council Websites project please contact the ESP team via our support email dcwsupport@lga.sa.gov.au 

App receives a boost to deliver waste calendar

Published: 12 October 2017

The LGA has released version 1.3 of the My Local Services App which delivers a calendar view of the waste schedule and additional links that direct residents to other essential waste related information. All 46 participating councils will benefit from this upgrade to the App.  View Item »

Unity 6.17 enhances Spotlights and more

Published: 14 September 2017

This is a major release for the Unity CMS and incorporates a number of key features that have been requested as part of the Unity roadmap exercise. This update includes features to make it easier to manage your content on the website and My Local Services App which is used by the majority of councils in South Australia.  View Item »

Unity news on planned enhancements

Published: 15 August 2017

Since our move to AdelaideCloud all websites are now delivered under HTTPS adding an extra layer of trust for your clients and editors. All councils now benefit from a more resilient and scalable infrastructure that underpins the continuing development of the Unity CMS. Read on for a list of exciting major enhancements now under development in Unity.  View Item »