Thursday, February 17, 2005

Bunbury Western Australia

WA Online: Building information bridges for Western Australian communities.

This blog aims to provide information on the WA Online project that will in 2005 provide a total 29 websites around Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Presently, WA Online is planning a March debut for its exciting new internet ecommerce tools via a technology preview site for Busselton WA.

The Busselton Online site (all WA Online websites are called Town Online) aims to provide important local information for local people. This includes local news, events calendar, schools and community organisations information and updates, TV and local entertainment guides, fuel prices, full weather information, online classified adverts, bill payment, street directory and directions, transport timetables, school vacation and holiday dates .... and all of these services are completely free, being provided through a completely new animated, graphical interface.

The other side of the WA Online information bridge provides an entry ramp for visitors from outside the local community so that a potential visitor, investor, immigrant or researcher has the tools to find out more about a local area or purchase products and services from this area.

There’s information about moving, retiring and relocating a business to Town X, a photo gallery, live webcam and/or video panoramas, schools and education updates, businesses and trades directories, online real estate listings, online employment and things to do and places to see.

Additionally, there are online ecommerce modules that allow for direct purchases of products and services in the area including online accommodation booking including last minute specials, online local car hire and flights, live restaurant and eatery menus and bookings, wineries ecommerce and tours and destinations/activities online bookings.

The Rollout:

March - Busselton

April - Bunbury

May - Denmark

June - Dampier Karratha Margaret River Derby Perth Fremantle Broome Bridgetown Manjimup Port Hedland Kalgoorlie Mandurah

July - Albany Esperance Alice Springs Darwin Exmouth Carnarvon Collie Narrogin Coral Bay Moora Northam Wyndham Kununurra Geraldton

WA Online sites are presently located at -