Otago’s natural beauty lends itself to being a world-renowned destination, one where rugged coastlines give way to spectacular mountains and alpine lakes. Charged with managing this region’s natural resources is Otago Regional Council (ORC), who look after the land, air and water resources on behalf of the community.
To ensure the money required to design and build a new website is an efficient and effective investment, four key principles guided the design, build, prioritisation and decision making of this project.
The website ingrates with ORC’s environmental data monitoring systems, so the public can seamlessly access real time information about river flows and rainfall, air quality and soil saturation.
With in-built alert functionality, users can now easily access critical information about bus, river flow, water quality, and civil defence warnings, empowering the user to make informed decisions.
To ensure the website continues to meet the needs of users, we created a feedback mechanism that is integrated with every page, allowing the visitor to tell ORC whether or not the page was useful.
This feedback gives real-time insights from actual users, allowing staff to make and prioritise future developments to the site.