Department of Communications and the Arts

OPC was delighted to be selected to redesign and redevelop the Department of Communications and the Arts (DOCA) Ministers’ website.

This prestigious project was won through the Department of Finance Drupal Services Panel (DSP) and was successfully completed within a tight six week deadline.

A key consideration to the website redevelopment was the integration of social media content feeds utilising the social content aggregation platform STACKLA, combined with current news, speech and transcript content, whilst keeping within the govCMS SaaS framework, something previously not achieved within government on this platform.

Unlike raw social feeds which can be temporary and only last as long as the content exists on it’s source channel, the Drupal layer creates content types that are persistent which ensures all social content is captured at the time of archiving.

Functional enhancements related to how Minister-specific content (media releases, transcripts, social content etc) could be viewed, filtered, sorted, shared and searched.

The Department required that the newly developed site be flexible in its design and functionality to accommodate future changes to the Ministerial portfolio, due to any Machinery-of-Government changes. This included the ability to switch between one or multiple Ministers with the option of colour templates assigned to ministers, if and when required.

In completing this website OPC helped the govCMS team reach the milestone of 200 websites on the govCMS platform.

OPC’s experienced Drupal web development team, worked closely with the Department’s internal web team to meet, and often exceed, all requirements of the redevelopment project.

If you would like to hear more about how OPC achieved these results please contact us.

Date posted:
07 August 2018
Authored by :
Michael Goss