DCC: “Linking Dunedin to the World”

We’ve never been linked to it before, apparently.

Dunedin City Council
Media Release

Linking Dunedin to the World

24 November 2009

“The DCC has announced the name of the consultants who will identify opportunities and options for inclusion in the preparation of the city’s digital communication strategy.

A multi-discipline Dunedin City Digital Communications Group, under the chairmanship of city councillor Dave Cull, having considered applications from six companies, has invited Effectus Ltd, a business consultancy specialising in information and communications technology and performance improvement services to facilitate the Group’s strategy development.

When complete the strategy, which will be community not Council focussed, will enhance Dunedin and the surrounding regions’ digital communications capacity.”
Read more

Report – EDC – 24/11/2009 (PDF, 92.9 KB)
Dunedin City Digital Communications Strategy

Golly. This could supercede the stadium as our handshake to the world.

Post by Elizabeth Kerr


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3 responses to “DCC: “Linking Dunedin to the World”

  1. Stu

    Well, there’s a steering group “in charge” of the consultant. I happen to be on it. We’re listening. I’m happy to discuss options and ideas in any forum.

    The “linking to the rest of the world” will (hopefully) be done in such a way as to make current capabilities look primitive by comparison.

    The steering group has met several times over the last 3 months or so. With each meeting, I have got more and more optimistic that the team we have will deliver something remarkable.

    • Elizabeth

      Look forward to developments.
      (was thinking too of all the ways we connect internationally which aren’t IT based – ie never felt isolated living on the Dunedin island which isn’t one)

      • Elizabeth

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