Development Assessment and Compliance goes remote

Date posted: 21 April 2017

Council’s Development Assessment and Compliance staff are now able to spend less time on the road and more time out in the community thanks to an innovative new satellite workspace solution.

Council’s Chief Building Surveyor, Greg Brook, said Council is in the process of establishing satellite offices throughout the City, which will help cut down on travel times by allowing employees to work remotely.

The first satellite office is due to open at Swansea Library this week, giving staff an alternate workspace to base themselves while carrying out work in the City’s south. Staff will be able to connect to Council IT infrastructure through the Swansea office, allowing them to carry out administrative tasks remotely. There is also scope to use the space for meetings with residents in the future.

“If a staff member is carrying out inspections at Murrays Beach in the morning and Blacksmiths in the afternoon, for example, they could spend more than an hour just travelling to and from Council’s Administration Building at Speers Point between appointments,” Mr Brook said.

“By setting up satellite offices across the City, we’re hoping to reduce down time, make the most of our resources and get more done in the community.”

The Swansea satellite office will be operational from this Friday, with subsequent offices expected to open in Morisset, Charlestown and Cameron Park.

Page last updated: 21 April 2017