If you’ve ever had to manage a community event calendar, you’ll know what a headache it can be. Between adding new events, monitoring changes to existing entries, and then distributing it, it’s almost a full-time job.
When developing www.rockhamptonevents.com.au, we searched for a more efficient way to manage this problem.
- Anyone can register and edd their own events
- Rockhampton Venues and Events (who own & manage the site) receive a note via email and approve the event listing
- The event organiser automatically receives a monthly email reminder to keep their event up to date
By automating as much as we could, we’ve created an events calendar that virtually manages itself.
We’re lazy, too. We understand the need to make things as easy as possible! 😉
The official news
Clashes of timing of local events and incorrect or out of date event lists could be a thing of the past, thanks to a new website. www.rockhamptonevents.com.au is a website dedicated to promoting activities in Central Queensland.
An initiative of Rockhampton City Council through its Venues and Events business unit the website aims to be a one stop shop for both the public and events organisers.
“www.rockhamptonevents.com.au is a free, easy to use site which can not only show the public what is on, but can help event organisers plan the timing of their events,” Cr Rose Swadling, Chair of the Rockhampton City Council’s Community Services Committee, said.
“Rather than having to peruse a lot of separate event lists to get the full picture of what is happening in the region, we are hoping that people will use this website as a one stop shop,” Cr Swadling said.
The site enables event organisers to register their events’ details and allows the public to browse what is happening in the region. People can also request an email newsletter to be sent to them telling them of upcoming local events. The website is an interactive database rather than a list to be downloaded, so people can even search for events by keywords or phrases.
Organisers are responsible for entering their own content, so there is less handling and a reduced possibility of error or outdated information being published. Event organizers receive ‘reminder’ emails to ensure that they keep their information up to date.
“It will ensure that clashes of major events and out of date listings are a thing of the past,” Cr Swadling said.