Parramatta Council has launched a mobile application intended to provide residents, workers and visitors with access to information on the western Sydney suburb.
The app, My Parra, is available as a free download for iOS and Android users via the Apple App Store and Google Play, respectively. The Council has confirmed a Windows Phone variant will be deployed in “coming months.”
It contains location-based information on current news and events, bin collection times and facilities, and other services.
“For the first time, smartphone users will have information on Council’s facilities, services and special events at their fingertips,” Lord Mayor of Parramatta, John Chedid, said.
“People are increasingly time-poor so we have had to adapt and provide a new way for residents to interact and engage with Council, without visiting or calling Council’s offices.”Read more: The paperless office is not here yet: Oki
My Parra also includes a requests feature.
The Council said in a statement that My Parra is the first of a “wider program of services and information available via mobile devices”; it intends to update the app with further features in future.
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