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Pilbara Regional Council
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Welcome Wi-Fi

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Wireless internet access is now common in the home and workplace. However, beyond these areas travellers encounter a patchwork of inconsistent or non-existent Wi-Fi services, especially in vast regional areas like the Pilbara.

Free public Wi-Fi is a key economic driver that further encourages business and enable visitors to enjoy public spaces for longer. Importantly, it will allow visitors to post pictures of the Pilbara to the world as great asset to tourism promotion.

As at 2017, there are a total of 22 Wi-Fi hotspots across the Pilbara region, with 9 of them located at the public centres and the rest at the roadside rest stops.

Proposed Outcomes
  • Oversee the management of existing contracts and services delivered through previous projects
  • Coordinate management of communications, and reporting activities
DELIVERABLE 1
  • Contract management & renewals

KEY RESULTS & TARGETS
  • Negotiated contract renewals at commercially attractive rates
  • Costs discussed with members as part of their budgeting cycles
  • Formal costs acceptance
  • Manage closure and asset recycling where costs are not accepted
EXPECTED BENEFITS
  • Continuity of services to visitors and community members
  • Savings achieved through economies of scale
DELIVERABLE 2
  • Regional Wi-Fi usage reports

KEY RESULTS & TARGETS
  • Reports distributed quarterly to Reference Group members and key stakeholders
  • Reports made available to members anytime on demand
EXPECTED BENEFITS
  • Usage insights and demographic data may be used by members to improve digital presence
DELIVERABLE 3
  • Wi-Fi Popup Campaigns

KEY RESULTS & TARGETS
  • Existing infrastructure capabilities actively promoted to members
  • Service and capability leveraged to actively promote events to users
  • Assisted members in the design, and publications of their campaigns and ensure the contents are designed to maximise engagement
EXPECTED BENEFITS
  • Provide LGAs an additional platform to advertise Council events and activities
DELIVERABLE 4
  • Tourism data report

KEY RESULTS & TARGETS
  • Tourism survey delivered through the Welcome Wi-Fi network
  • Reports distributed quarterly to Reference Group members and key stakeholders
EXPECTED BENEFITS
  • Evidence based understanding of current tourism patterns, habits and profiles