Council christens new viewing kiosk
THE draft Local Environment Plan 2012 is the first exhibition to be mounted at the new high-tech interactive information kiosk at Cowra Shire Council’s Customer Service Centre.
The 80cm touch-screen facility allows residents to access the purpose-designed draft LEP website and all its facilities.
Key features of the website, www.cowrashire.com.au/draftlep include all exhibition documentation available at the touch of a button, interactive mapping and the ability to make an on-line submission.
Right: Cowra resident Jacinta Hines tries out the new interactive kiosk.
“The kiosk allows for residents to obtain the same information from the website as they would from their home computers,” says council’s general manager Paul Devery.
Eventually all council public documents will be available on the kiosk, reducing duplication, printing, and labour costs.
“Residents will be able to come in and access all documents on public exhibition as well as information relating to council meetings and agenda papers,” says Mr Devery.
The user-friendly design incorporates a high-resolution screen that is easy to view, as well as a low keyboard for people in wheelchairs, and a hearing loop.
“The kiosk is really easy to use, with touch screen, keyboard and mouse facilities,” says Mr Devery.
“Everyone in our community is encouraged to make use of the new kiosk, which is conveniently located to the left of the front service desk.”
The draft LEP will be on public exhibition until close of business on Monday, July 30.