Katherine Town Council

Katherine Town Council

Early in 2020, an agreement between WALGA and LGANT enabled Katherine Town Council to become the first CouncilConnect subscriber in the Northern Territory.

 

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Client Name
Katherine Town Council

Website
www.katherine.nt.gov.au

Category
Website Design,

About the client

The Town of Katherine is the fourth largest in the Northern Territory, situated 320 kilometres South-East of Darwin on the beautiful Katherine River. Katherine has a population of more than 11,000 people and is a thriving regional centre to an area as big as the state of Victoria.

The brief

As Katherine Town Council’s previous CMS was restrictive, the client was looking for a solution that provided the ability to edit and update content freely. The modules implemented focused on providing the client with greater control, including the ability to edit the image rotator, quick links, mega menu, news items, events, and all page centre content.

Improved engagement

The new website promotes greater interactivity with residents and ratepayers, including three social media feeds on the landing page, the Community Consultations module, integration with MailChimp, and the ability for community members to submit their own events to the Events Calendar.

Project delivery

Katherine Town Council was eager to implement the new website quickly. The entire website project from design, development and go-live was achieved within a one-month period.

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The outcome

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Katherine Town Council was forced to close their Council offices and continue operations from home on short notice. Sudden urgency was placed on the website go-live to ensure Council could continue to serve their community effectively. Working closely and efficiently with the client, Market Creations Agency set the site live a day earlier than originally planned.