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Summary Data: Kogarah’s local government area (LGA) is located 14km south of the Sydney CBD, covers almost 20 square kilometres and has a population of around 53,000 people.
Kogarah’s local government area (LGA) is located
14km south of the Sydney CBD, covers almost 20
square kilometres and has a population of around
53 000 people. Part of the St George region, the
area is known for its sporting history, picturesque
parks and foreshore and its relaxed, familyoriented
Kogarah City Council’s vision is to have a viable
and sustainable future in partnership with the
community; to achieve this they are undertaking
KCC had an existing Intranet which was used as a simple
and central point for communications for departments.
Synergy was asked to deliver a new solution that would
provide the following functionality:
Synergy worked alongside the KCC team throughout the
project to define the requirements of the organisation prior
to any work commencing. Synergy then formulated a range
of solutions and worked with KCC to determine which
the best fit was for KCC. The benefits of Office 365 and
LiveTiles were chosen as the winning combination due the
numerous benefits of the cloud and design efficiency.
Synergy then created visual concepts from KCC’s styling
and built out a solution in LiveTiles to implement this. By
implementing a solution in LiveTiles we avoided complicated
custom development in Master Pages and future proofed
the environment for future Microsoft cloud updates. This
also reduced the time and cost in realising the design into a
The new Office 365 intranet will provide enhanced
knowledge sharing and collaboration between staff, in a
responsive user-friendly environment. Maintaining the
intranet will also be easily done as Synergy provided end user
training to allow content management to be easily done by
staff with minimal Office 365 experience.