City of Rockingham’s new web portal lauded a success on launch

City of Rockingham chief executive Andrew Hammond (right) with Mayor Barry Sammels and Minister for Local Government David Templeman at the launch of Rock Port.
City of Rockingham chief executive Andrew Hammond (right) with Mayor Barry Sammels and Minister for Local Government David Templeman at the launch of Rock Port.

CITY of Rockingham has received recognition for the success of its secure online portal Rock Port.

The portal allows residents to connect with the City anywhere, anytime using any PC, tablet or mobile device.

As sweetener to the burgeoning portal, the City is offering anyone who signs up before May 15 the chance to go in the running for their share of $9000 worth of cash prizes.

Through Rock Port they can set up their own profile and receive information about topics that interest them, opt in to receive electronic versions of the City’s regular publications, and even check and pay their rates.

Residents can also have input into important issues and future projects to help shape the City’s future, and rate how happy they are to be living in the City on a happiness index.

At its official launch last Thursday, Local Government Minister David Templeman congratulated the City on the success of the portal.

“I’m very impressed with what the City has achieved,” he said.

“This is a classic example of the brilliant work happening in local government and it’s happening here in WA.”

More than 1300 community members have already signed up to the portal.

Mayor Barry Sammels said the portals success was further validated when it was a finalist as a finalist in the Western Australian Information Technology and Telecommunication Awards Incite Awards in the Most Effective Government Solution category.

“The awards recognise outstanding performance and contributions by members of the ICT community in Western Australia,” Mayor Sammels said.

“We are very proud of this new portal which is fully integrated with the City’s information systems network. It makes keeping in touch with the City, and receiving information you want about the many different things we are doing, easier than ever.”

For more Rock Port competition information visit or sign up at www.cityrockport.com.au.

First prize is $5000, second prize is $3000 and third prize is $1000.

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