Many councils around Australia have been assisting community groups and/or helping Communities form community website groups to get their home on the Internet. These councils are recognising that it is providing an avenue for communities to help themselves and have the potential to empower these communities to develop sustainability.
www.narromine.nsw.au is one of the communities which has received funding from the local council to provide the services of their web manager.
Many community websites are assisting their local councils in providing community opinions. The Narromine community website had a link to a Narromine Shire Council survey about the services and facilities provided by Council, which was used to help Council better understand and meet the diverse needs of its residents.