Dytech Solutions, a Tasmanian IT consultancy has snared the first in a series of projects offered under the Federal Government's Trials of Innovative Government Electronic Regional Services (TIGERS) program.
The program, funded by the second partial sale of Telstra to the tune of $10 million, is designed to link Local, State and Federal Government services for people living in regional areas of Tasmania and provide these services Online.
Five projects have gone to tender under the TIGERS initiative, with Dytech securing the first involving a recreational fishing information portal. Under the terms of the agreement Dytech will design and develop a Web site aggregating information from agencies such as the Sea Fisheries, Inland Fisheries, Marine and Safety Tasmania and the Bureau of Meteorology for weather information.
With phase on to be completed by June, Dytech will move to enable the site to enable financial transactions, such as purchasing licenses Online.
"Dytech Solutions will develop a Web site which gives Tasmanian recreational fishers and potential tourists quick and easy access to the information they need about fishing policy, regulations, safety and the environment," senator Ian Campbell, parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Communications, Information Technology said.