Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA

Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA

Former Minister for State Development; Transport; Innovation

    Accessing government services made easier

    17/12/2016 7:00 AM
     
    • myWA online portal to improve access to State Government services
    • 'Alpha' version launched to encourage public use and feedback 

    Members of the public are being invited to test a new State Government website that will become a one-stop shop for government services.

     

    MyWA will eventually allow people to pay their utility bills, apply for licences and access most government services anywhere.

     

    Launching the myWA alpha site, Innovation Minister Bill Marmion said the prototype would give members of the public the chance to test an early version of the web portal and give feedback on the design, content and functionality.

     

    "Our vision is for the West Australian community to be able to access most government services anywhere, anytime, using any digital communication device," Mr Marmion said.

     

    "This alpha or 'test' version of the site we are launching today is the first stage of the myWA Government Digital Services Portal - members of the public can go on the site to access existing government digital services and provide feedback on their experience.

     

    "More than 80 online services can currently be found using the portal, from paying for car registration or public housing rent through to applying for a national police clearance certificate, seniors card or fishing licence."

     

    Users are encouraged to register as 'alpha testers' and provide feedback on whether the site is useful and what they want included in the future. 

     

    "This is a great opportunity for the public to tell us what they prefer when seeking to access government services," the Minister said. 

     

    The myWA alpha site will stay live through the first half of 2017 with updates being made during the development phase based on user feedback.  It will then be replaced by a more robust and refined 'beta' site.

     

    "Any government moving into the digital space needs to deliver what the community wants to see, not just what governments think is important - our approach will go a long way toward making that happen," Mr Marmion said.

     

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