Waitaki Council to act with Authority

A new $600,000 computer system being installed by the Waitaki District Council will make more information and services available online to people living in the district and to council staff.

The new system, called Authority, is to replace outdated technology that is more than 10 years old.

It is mostly being paid for by funds set aside by the council for the purpose, with a minimal effect on rates.

The system has been installed over recent months, with staff undergoing and preparing for the changeover on March 2, assets group manager Neil Jorgensen said yesterday.

The two-day changeover will affect some services during that time, but once the new system is operating it will be a major improvement for staff and customers.

Residents and ratepayers were being asked to check any council correspondence they received and advise customer services of any errors.

david.bruce@odt.co.nz

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