An accessible website for an Australian Government agency
Office of Township Leasing
With an Indigenous audience as our primary focus we incorporated Community Stories to share the positive stories of the Traditional Owners and benefits to communities who have gone into formal lease arrangements. Culturally appropriate video and photo imagery are embedded within the stories. A collaborative approach was integral to the success of this website.
The main site functionality includes a display of current township leases, where a search filter allows end users to refine their search by lease type and region. An interactive Google map overlay using KML, which helps us to display geographic data, provides a visual display of the location of the leases. The maps allow the user to zoom in to discover a detailed summary of the lease type and exact land location. Another feature is the centralised location of publications, forms and links which also has a search filter allowing the user quick access to a document type.
The newly developed Office of Township Leasing website explains Aboriginal land ownership in detail and further questions in this regard can be directed via the website.
One of the key requirements for this site was ensuring the users could easily access the key forms and publications.