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Buller District Council’s new website all set to launch

30 Nov 2022

Buller District Council’s new website is about to go live on Monday 5 December 2022 replacing the current aged website.

Group manager community services Krissy Trigg says “The new website will be a great improvement on what we currently have. Users will be able to do a lot more as the new site will include several helpful integrations like online payments, forms, a powerful search function and it will be mobile friendly.”

The new website will replace the outdated WordPress website that council has had for several years.

Mr Trigg says: “The new website really brings council up to speed. We have designed the website focusing on the end user, which means that it will be a lot easier for people to locate information and get things done online. The user-friendly layout and the many online forms, will make interacting with council through the web a much smoother experience.”

Council’s communications team, IT department, and external contractors have created the new website in partnership with a software development company over the last 12-months.

Local contractors were sought to assist the project where possible, with Nomad Audio and Video providing many new photos for the website. The website was designed and tested to comply with high security and accessibility standards.

Ms Trigg says “This project was a big opportunity to create a completely new modern look and feel of the BDC brand. The result is a beautiful contemporary look, with new colours and designs that enhance the user experience.

We wanted to steer away from an outdated and basic blue and red theme to a modern design that features lots of photos of our beautiful district and accents our natural surroundings.”

The decision to create a new website was made as parts of Council’s ongoing efforts to improve the customer experience for residents. The project was included in the Annual Plan 2021/22 and 2022/23

Ms Trigg says “The website upgrade will be beneficial to our community as well as council staff. Ultimately, we see the new website as a great way to provide a better service to our community.”


For more information contact:
Group Manager Community Services
Krissy Trigg