The Waitakere Online Website is an electronic gateway into
Waitakere City. Its vision is to provide information,
interaction, promotion and communication for all of its users.
It has been developed with the potential to become the homepage
of choice for all residents, businesses and visitors to
Waitakere City Council, along with key external stakeholders,
has been working toward a vision to enable Waitakere to develop
as a high tech City. The creation of a Portal web site to serve
all of the people of Waitakere was identified by the community
as a mechanism to deliver this vision.
In forming a strategy to drive this project, Council has worked
alongside members of the Waitakere EcoTech Working Party, a
mixture of representatives from the community, local businesses
and social service groups. Waitakere City Council has supported
this initiative by hosting and building the site, and its unique
look and capabilities have been developed in partnership by the
Council and members of the public.
An Editorial Board has been formed to govern this web site
during the development and incubation phase of the project. The
board has been formally mandated by Council to make decisions on
the control and management of this electronic gateway, and is
responsible for helping to deliver the Waitakere Online vision.
The Board comprises of members of Council staff and community
representatives, and is currently chaired by an elected member.
It is envisaged that this structure may change as the Portal
develops and other community stakeholders become more heavily
involved in this project.
The long term objectives of the project are:
- To provide an easy to use and dynamic searchable and
user-maintainable electronic registry of community, business and
- To support local and international business development and
employment growth in the City by providing access to electronic
development resources both within and outside the City.
- To provide a simple hosting space.
- To provide an electronic discussion space.
- To provide accurate and timely information about local
government decisions and processes.
- To provide a web-based vehicle for communicating the Waitakere EcoTech vision.
Waitakere Online is a community owned asset. Its future will
depend on public support for this project across the business
sector, from community organisations, and by the residents of
Waitakere City. The site will grow as its visitors contribute to
its content and the public support its expansion of links and
services. The board invite you to explore this site, promote its
capabilities, and value it as your own.
The board welcome any feedback on what you would like to be able
to see and do on the site. Contact us with your comments.