Hutt City is the primary location for light industry, service and distribution activity in the Wellington region, with a population of more than 100,000. The Council has 380 employees spread across 26 separate locations. All staff use the council’s central database on a daily basis as it stores everything from city blueprints to street maps, meeting notes, resident information and more.
By 2011, Hutt City Council was moving more and more services online to broaden the range of community services available: this change generated data growth of around 20% per annum. Internet-based services, such as an extensive Geographic Information System (GIS), online property inquiries and a payments portal, all meant the council’s legacy infrastructure faced significant challenges.