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Frog Services to keep Council and tourists connected

24 November 2017

Local Chinchilla business Frog Services has taken over the maintenance of Council's Wide Area Network (WAN) Support Services.

Local Chinchilla business Frog Services has taken over the maintenance of Council’s Wide Area Network (WAN) Support Services.

Western Downs Regional Council’s buy local policy has opened up another lucrative opportunity for our region’s local and home grown businesses, with Frog Services in Chinchilla taking out two major contracts.

  • Commencing this month, Frog Services has taken over the maintenance of Council’s expansive Wide Area Network (WAN) Support Services;
  • The contract, to the value of $231,000 will see Frog Services manage this critical infrastructure for Council over a three-year period;
  • Council has also engaged the local company to design and deliver the new public Wi-Fi at Miles ANZAC Park Driver Reviver stop, funded under the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program.

Council Spokesperson for Finance and Corporate Services Councillor Ian Rasmussen said in the past Council’s WAN Maintenance Support Services would have been outsourced to service providers outside of the region.

“It’s great to see local service providers stepping up and winning these big contracts, we know that our local guys know our region and the telecommunication issues we face like the back of their hand, so we’re excited to welcome Frog Services on board,” he said.

“Not only is this contract a big win for them, but it’s a win for our communities.

“Already Frog Services has identified opportunities to improve Council’s network speed and reliability, meaning we can deliver better value and continue to operate more efficiently to better service our residents.

“Also, thanks to the State Government’s Works for Queensland program, the Driver Reviver Stop at ANZAC Park in Miles will be equipped with new free public Wi-Fi for visitors to our region.

“With the help of Frog Services we’re committed to making our towns and Council sites better connected for customers, tourists and staff.”

Manager of Frog Services Dale Nelson said her team are very excited to be working alongside Council, praising them for their readiness to support local businesses.

“We at Frog Services are very excited to be serving and working for our local community and are very honoured that WDRC could recognise our skills, experience and enthusiasm by awarding this contract to us,” she said.

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Media Contact:

Cr Ian Rasmussen | Spokesperson for Finance and Corporate Services | 0477 977 085