SimpleGov | Local Government Websites Australia

A website platform built just for councils

Intuitive and easy-to-use, SimpleGov gives you the freedom to provide customer experiences that meet community expectations, and yours.

Case Study

A smarter website for the City of Marion

City of Marion continues to set the benchmark for South Australian councils with a website that provides a personalised and localised customer experience, including interactive functionality that allows residents to explore nearby parks, libraries and facilities. Marion uses SimpleGov to manage multiple websites all in the one place, including its corporate website, tourism website, and Elected Member extranet, with relevant content able to be easily shared across each.

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A self-serve customer portal for the City of Playford

As councils continue to move towards a completely digital future, City of Playford is taking a major leap forward and empowering its residents with a self-serve customer portal. Playford is leveraging SimpleGov to integrate directly with its internal systems — Infor Pathway — to provide its community with access to services around the clock while unlocking significant cost efficiencies for the organisation.

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Closely integrating Mitchell Shire Council’s website with its internal systems

Core to delivering this project was integrating SimpleGov with the council’s third-party platforms: Bang the Table for community engagement, PageUp for promoting job opportunities, Pozi for geospatial data, and ATDW for events. This, coupled with future planned integration with additional internal stystems, will provide the community of Mitchell Shire with a single point of access to council services and communications.

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A community consultation platform for the Town of Gawler

The delivery of a new website for the Town of Gawler not only modernised their online presence and streamlined customer access to services, but the SimpleGov platform also allowed the council to retire an expensive third-party licence and replace it with a purpose-built community consultations platform integrated directly into its corporate website.

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A powerful business directory for the City of Onkaparinga

The “On Business” portal aims to attract businesses to the City of Onkaparinga region and to support growth of these businesses. The website, which was developed in close collaboration with Council’s Economic Development, Marketing, ICT, and Executive teams, includes many innovative features, such as a personalised user experience for every business.

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A bookings platform for City of Marion's venues and facilities

As a secondary stage of the City of Marion’s website redevelopment project, we scoped, designed, and custom-developed a robust system for managing bookings. This allows website visitors to book council-operated spaces, such as meeting rooms and recreation halls. As part of the booking process, insurance and other legal documents are captured, and payment is taken when the booking is confirmed by council staff.

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An intranet for the City of Mount Gambier

City of Mount Gambier uses SimpleGov to power not just its corporate website and digital newsroom, but also its organisation-wide intranet. The intranet forms a critical communications tool, providing council's many teams with timely news and announcements, a powerful staff directory, relevant policies and procedures, and direct access to productivity tools through Civica. Using SimpleGov to power its multiple digital properties, Mount Gambier's communications team can share content — such as news items —across its public-facing website, Elected Member extranet, and internal intranet with a single click.

Case Study

A painless migration from Unity for City of Holdfast Bay

Still happy with the website Simple delivered in 2016, but frustrated with the limitations of Unity and other available platforms within the local government sector, Holdfast Bay approached us to migrate their website to SimpleGov. We retained the website's design and content, while extending its functionality and allowing for future integrations with the council's internal systems, such as TechOne.

One system that serves content authors, stakeholders and the broader community

SimpleGov works well for council organisations of all sizes. From a single author to a highly distributed content production model, SimpleGov gives you the balance of flexibility and control that best suits the way you work.

SimpleGov has been a flexible and responsive platform upon which to rebuild our website. Migrating to SimpleGov has changed our world and restored our faith in website management. It's easy, intuitive and everything a website platform should be in 2018.
Kirsty Pragnell
Digital Customer Interface Project Lead
City of Playford

Our approach is different

Instead of reinventing the wheel by developing everyday website functionality, such as basic page editing tools, SimpleGov leverages a world-class content management system (CMS) as its foundation.

We then developed, and continue to focus our efforts on extending, a powerful layer of council-specific functionality that sits on top. This layer provides everything a council needs to meet its legislative requirements and to best handle council-specific content (such as agendas and minutes), integrations with common internal systems, and the features modern communities expect.

Together this is delivered as a hosted, locally-supported and actively-developed platform, and can be extended to meet any requirements specific to your council.

To see how SimpleGov powers other council websites, request a demo.

Packed with features

Designed to help council staff update the website quickly and efficiently, SimpleGov will make your life easier.

  • Powerful search
  • Manage multiple websites
  • Live preview
  • Interactive maps
  • Easy image editing
  • Council-specific workflows
  • Bulk file uploads
  • Accessibility compliant

SimpleGov is backed by one of Australia’s largest digital team of local government website specialists

Having delivered websites for many metropolitan councils, and dozens more regionally and nationally, the SimpleGov team has an unparalleled understanding of the challenges and opportunities every council faces.

  • David Stocker,
    Director
  • Sam Stevens,
    Digital Director
  • Pat Parisi,
    Creative Director
  • Jinzhe Lee,
    Senior Developer
  • Holly Tardif,
    Digital Account Manager
  • Nick Rogers,
    Content Strategist
  • Ben Rogerson,
    Senior Developer
  • Harsha Herath,
    Senior Developer
  • George Sezenias,
    Senior Designer
  • Michael Cervelli,
    Designer
  • Kate Earl,
    Account Director
  • Taylor Martin,
    Account Manager

Become a part of the growing SimpleGov community

We're believers in collaboration, not competition. SimpleGov has a growing community of digital professionals working in local government, both locally and nationally. Across meet-ups and online channels, this community provides opportunities to share knowledge and successes, to learn from others, and to contribute ideas to help shape the future direction of SimpleGov.

Speak to your SimpleGov account manager for details, or enquire now.

Our next SimpleGov meetup:

Mid 2019

A full service offering

As a full service digital agency, we're able to support SimpleGov projects end-to-end with these additional services.

  • Digital Strategy

    Let us audit your existing website to uncover how it can be improved, and help to steer your digital strategy.

  • Stakeholder Engagement

    Ensure success through careful consultation with internal teams, Elected Members and the broader community.

  • User Experience (UX) Design

    Easy-to-use site designs that match council branding and work on all devices.

  • Content Strategy & Development

    We can work with your internal team to improve the strategy and structure of your content.

  • WCAG Accessibility Testing

    We can ensure your site meets the accessibility requirements of your audience.

  • Photography & Video

    We have in-house photography and videography resources to extend your content.

Request a demo and see how SimpleGov powers other Australian council websites

We're based in Adelaide & Melbourne and our door's always open to provide a face-to-face demo of SimpleGov.
For regional and interstate councils we can provide a demo via teleconference.