Web site targets business licences

19/12/2016 - 15:19

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The state government is targeting transport and occupational licences as the first comprehensive set of services to be offered through a new web site that it hopes will eventually become a single portal for accessing all services.

Innovation Minister Bill Marmion said it was a great opportunity for the public to tell government their preferences regarding service delivery. Photo: Attila Csaszar.

The state government is targeting transport and occupational licences as the first comprehensive set of services to be offered through a new web site that it hopes will eventually become a single portal for accessing all services.

The ‘alpha’ version of the myWA online portal was launched on the weekend.

The prototype is designed to be a first step in the process of building the portal, with the government keen to get feedback from users before committing substantial time and money to the project.

"Our vision is for the West Australian community to be able to access most government services anywhere, anytime, using any digital communication device," innovation minister Bill Marmion said.

"This is a great opportunity for the public to tell us what they prefer when seeking to access government services.”

The ‘alpha’ site can initially be used to access about 80 services, including payments for car registrations and fishing licences, that were part of the legacy wa.gov.au web site.

That site has attracted modest usage, hence the decision to design a new site that will seek to match what has been achieved in other jurisdictions.

The ServiceNSW web site, for instance, allows the public in NSW to access about 800 government services across all agencies.

The WA government is planning to add an integrated collection of transport licences and occupational licences to the new site in late 2017 or early 2018, with a single log-on.

The new web portal is part of the state government’s broader DigitalWA ICT strategy.

It can be accessed at alpha.wa.gov.au.

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