Parliamentary Friends of Surfing Host ‘Surf Summit’ bringing business, community and surfing together.

Komosion Managing director and Chairman of Surfing NSW, John O’Neill alongside the hardworking team of Surfing NSW launched a groundbreaking program of marketing and community-building partnership opportunities at an inaugural ‘Surf Summit’, hosted by the newly formed NSW Parliamentary Friends of Surfing. 

The event was held at the NSW Parliament and attended by more than 200 community leaders spanning business, government and the not-for-profit sectors, less than a year out from surfing being contested for the first time at an Olympic Games. 

The NSW Parliamentary Friends of Surfing comprises of 15 Members of Parliament including Coalition, Labor and Independent MPs who have rallied behind the Member for Manly, James Griffin, to grow the sport and share its lifestyle. 

Surfing NSW Chairmen John O’Neill outlined the opportunities surfing presents for organisations to connect with more than 1.5 million Australian surfers and to engage with the surf lifestyle as a vehicle for improving community health and wellbeing. The opportunities presented include platforms for promoting mental health, ocean health and youth health and wellbeing through surfing, as well as surf and surf lifestyle events. 

“We believe surfing can enrich communities and help create a healthier and happier society,” Mr O’Neill said. “We see the formation of a Parliamentary Friends of Surfing group as a key initiative in developing long-term partnerships spanning government, the private sector and an array of community-based organisations”. 

Komosion is supporting Surfing Australia and the Surfing State Bodies in its current project reviewing the website and SAAS Solutions. Through a discovery process with Komosion’s Solutions Architect and Technical Director, Komosion has modelled the optimal future state technology and business processes needed to support Surfing Australia and its network from both an administrative and end-user perspective (UX).

The NSW Government launches Your Council WordPress website

Komosion was engaged to design the Your Council website ( on behalf of the NSW Government.

Local Government Minister Shelley Hancock said the website demonstrated “the sheer size and scale” of the State’s local government sector and its responsibilities.

The website showcases the great work of the State’s 128 local councils, allowing ratepayers to access comprehensive statistics on the operations of their local council and the profile of their local community.

This includes their local council’s expenditure, community facilities, key operational information as well as demographic information and economic statistics.

Komosion curated a solution for the site by embarking on a discovery phase with the Office of Local Government utilising our User Experience Design methodology. The Information Architecture was analysed to segment main audience groups and a sitemap was structured to focus content on defining audience roles and functions.

Komosion’s technical team delivered an easy to understand and user-friendly digital experience powered by WordPress.

If you would like to discuss how Komosion can assist in improving your organisation’s digital experience, please contact us.

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· Communication
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· Personal Leadership
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Peter Anderson, Leadership Facilitator, said “Business is about people.” Peter’s career began in the Australian Defence Force – the Royal Australian Navy. He then moved into the private sector where he spent time in Japan and the United States studying business strategies and the concept of continuous improvement.

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