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Public Works in Modern (Social) Media

  • 1.  Public Works in Modern (Social) Media

    Posted 14 September 2013 01:40
    Morning all,

    You may remember a conversation had about our attempts or ambition to capture and present some of the works we do via modern means.

    This forum is a terrific example of what can be achieved using the tools available to us. What I hope will be another good example is this video I produced of a recent resurfacing project in town.

    I'd be very interested to hear any feedback from the group:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGI79W1L4wk

    Cheers,
    Will


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    William Barton
    Deputy Engineer
    Junee Shire Council
    JUNEE NSW

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  • 2.  RE:Public Works in Modern (Social) Media

    Posted 16 September 2013 07:18
    Hi Will,

    I think the video is great! I think it will assist communities to understand more about their LG's works programs and similar projects.

    One comment I would have is whether is would be useful to have some sub-text as to what is actually happening as the video progresses? The different stages of the re-surfacing, fun facts about the project (i.e. how much material was used) or the different roles people have in the project, maybe?

    Also, how have you distributed this to your community? Does Junee have a facebook page or was it through the Shire website?

    Cheers
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    Kim Sedgwick
    Chair, Young IPWEA
    Operations Manager (Systems)
    ARRB Group
    Vermont South VIC

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  • 3.  RE:Public Works in Modern (Social) Media

    Posted 16 September 2013 21:06
    Hi Kim,

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Your idea of having some info about the various stages is a good one. I'd have to be careful about not making it tacky but certainly aspects of the project like total cost would open a lot of eyes.

    We sort of have a Facebook account and Twitter feed. Both were set up as part of our consultation strategy for our special rates variation (ie we sought to increase rates above the pegging limit) but they need a bit more work to appeal to the younger market that frequent those two SM platforms. Otherwise it's gone out on our email list to all staff and councilors and we'll show it at our monthly meeting down at the depot.

    Cheers,
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    William Barton
    Deputy Engineer
    Junee Shire Council
    JUNEE NSW

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  • 4.  RE:Public Works in Modern (Social) Media

    Posted 25 September 2013 01:42
    Hi Will,

    To reinforce your approach, and the discussion on use of video, check out these stats and video clip:

    http://www.ipwea.org/YoungIPWEA/Go.aspx?c=ViewDocument&DocumentKey=2cd6bf8d-9a10-4132-adea-8dc42b5ea276 

    Watch out for more video content from IPWEA as well ...a special Young IPWEA eNewsletter wrap up from the Darwin Conference will be distributed next week!

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    Chris Champion
    CEO, IPWEA Australasia
    Sydney NSW

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  • 5.  RE:Public Works in Modern (Social) Media

    Posted 26 September 2013 21:24
    Re-posting this due to a broken link on the last post!

    Try this link for the latest stats on the use of video in getting your message across:

    http://www.ipwea.org/YoungIPWEA/Go.aspx?c=ViewDocument&DocumentKey=2cd6bf8d-9a10-4132-adea-8dc42b5ea276 

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    Chris Champion
    CEO, IPWEA Australasia
    Sydney NSW

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