Yass Valley is around 280 km south-west of Sydney and 60 km from Canberra. The main service town is Yass, with the towns and villages of Murrumbateman, Binalong, Bookham, Bowning, Gundaroo, Sutton and Wee Jasper supporting the outlying areas. Yass Valley is renowned for its production of fine merino wool and in recent years many new agricultural industries have emerged in the region including wine, alpaca studs, olives and berries.

The Challenge

Yass Valley Council recognised that in order to achieve greater efficiency and meet the increasingly high service expectations of its community, it needed to be more progressive and fully embrace change.  As part of this commitment to change, Council decided to replace its existing business systems and partner with a vendor who could demonstrate a real commitment to the local government industry and who fully understood the challenges faced by smaller councils.

The Solution

Yass Valley has chosen to implement the MAGIQ Enterprise Suite of financial administration and council management systems. Council has implemented the MAGIQ Documents system and will also implement the MAGIQ Performance Suite to improve the efficiency of Council’s strategic, operational and statutory reporting processes.

The Benefit

The MAGIQ Enterprise business systems will help Council to efficiently meet its industry legislative and compliance requirements.   The new systems will also deliver a greater level of accountability and transparency across the organisation to pro-actively support improved business decision-making and customer service.

Sharon Hutch, Director of Finance and Corporate:

At the end of the day it’s all about resources. For smaller councils in particular, our resources are limited, however we still need to meet the legislative and compliance requirements of our industry. So we need to work smarter and we’re confident MAGIQ is going to help us achieve that.

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