SurePact welcomes another great client to its regional Queensland belt, as it adds Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council (ASC) to its growing list of rural Council clients.
Napranum is a remote town that sits 10 kilometres from Weipa, on the West Coast of Queensland. As such, it is one of the only places in the State that gets to see the sunset over the ocean.
The Shire is home to approximately 1,000 people, who are descended from as many as 40 different Indigenous groups from around Cape York Peninsula. With Alngith peoples (the Traditional Owner of the Napranum township) and a significant number of Napranum people coming originally from Coen, Mapoon, Aurukun and other communities, it is no surprise that Napranum means ‘meeting place’.
The Council employs about 80 staff and predominantly relies on grant funding to deliver its projects.
Attracted by SurePact’s ability to enhance processes and project results for overall better community deliveries, Janelle Menzies, CEO of Napranum ASC, says “SurePact is the only product available on the market that meets all the Council’s needs.”
Having been exposed to the SurePact solution in her previous role as CEO of Yarrabah ASC, Menzies reached out to SurePact during her research for a suitable solution to the Council’s problems.
“We were working within spreadsheets and lengthy email chains and we did not have the systems and processes in place for the end result we were looking for,” says Menzies. “Things were easily missed and it was frustrating to not be able to manage our projects better.
“We had been looking around for a while and had not been able to find anything that adequately provided project management like SurePact does.”
Napranum ASC has a range of projects that they aim to seamlessly provide to the community with the assistance of SurePact.
“Our current projects include works on water and sewerage facilities, new housing construction projects, converting a netball court into a tennis court and upgrading some basketball courts,” Menzies says.
“All these projects, alongside new projects moving forward, will be managed in SurePact.”
While still in the introductory stages of integrating its business activities into SurePact, Menzies says the Council is looking forward to seeing all that the solution can offer them.
“It will provide a proper workflow and embedded processes, which we have not had before. We are eager to be able to report on projects, to know how they are tracking at any given time,” she says.
“We are also looking at the benefits of using SurePact’s Grant Management Solution.”
Napranum ASC is aiming to achieve end-to-end success with SurePact.
“I hope to save time and duplication,” Menzies says. “We currently have a spreadsheet tracking procedure that everyone is wasting time on revamping once a month before it goes to the third-party funding body.
“We hope to see the benefits of streamlining and formalising our processes.”
SurePact looks forward to working with Napranum ASC to provide the assistance they need to achieve great outcomes.