As part of the 2009 State Budget, the NSW Government wanted to promote how it would spend $62bn in infrastructure projects via its portal at NSW.gov.au. During a tight 2-week timeline, PreviousNext were engaged to lead the Drupal development tasks for the main portal that integrated project content with the Google maps interface. The rest of the backend has since been migrated to Drupal as part of an ongoing engagement.
Delivering the Solution:
In a sector where flexibility is vital, PreviousNext led the NSW Government through the process, which transitioned an old proprietary content management system for NSW.gov.au across to Drupal. By using open source technology there was a $100K+ cost saving on licensing fees, which enabled more focus on customised development. The agility of using Drupal has given the NSW Government a new way of being able to respond more efficiently to the needs of its constituency.
The new website can be enhanced and modified quickly and an internal team within the Government has full control over the content management. We've since been able to use the core installation of the main portal and apply this across other Government departments' websites, and deployed a large range of enhancements to the core site.
Reference URL: http://www.nsw.gov.au