MAYOR SEEKS IDEAS FOR NEW BYRON SHIRE APP

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Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson has used Facebook to seek input for a new Byron Shire smartphone app.

He invites Shire residents to suggest what they’d like to see in the proposed app.

Possible options might include the ability to pay rates, GPS location of taxis and buses and practical services like pothole identification and notification to Council.

“Other options might include surf conditions, access to stream Bay FM and traffic updates”

Simon envisages new features will be added to the app via regular upgrades.

“And there’s no reason why the Council app can’t be developed to be compatible with other apps like the proposed Talking Walking Trails proposed by the Byron Bay Historical Society,” he said.

With a project budget of between $25,000 and $50,000 the app will go a long way to improve Council efficiency in dealing with ratepayers and also providing resources for visitors to the Shire.

“The app could easily comprise of two broad sections – Local and Visitors – and therefore serve dual purposes.”

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