State of the Bays 2016

Government agency website

In 2016 we developed the site to launch the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability’s State of the Bays Report. It’s one of the first to be launched digitally rather than in print – an environmentally responsible strategy. The brief for the site was to publish the 2016 State of the Bays report online. The report was also to reach a wider non-scientific audience including teachers and children; people interested in specific locations in Port Phillip Bay and Western Port; and those interested in particular species. The report itself is a scientific report written for environmental scientists and others in the scientific community

The results

It was clear that this site had to be a visual delight as well as offer up plenty of useful information. The content of the site has been 'sliced and diced' to cater to different needs. A visitor may be guided through the report information, they may choose to become more informed about the history of the Bay, or may simply go directly to what's happening near them.

Diversity Council Australia

Content-rich website for a membership organisation

With over 450 members including many of Australia's biggest companies, Diversity Council Australia is an independent not-for-profit peak body leading diversity and inclusion in the workplace. DCA approached Weave to create a replacement for their ageing website. They wanted to increase the visual appeal and accessibility of the site, to make their their rich library of member content easier to navigate, and to integrate with a customer relationship management system to streamline management of subscriptions and events.

The results

DCA's new website has made their extensive content easier for members to navigate, find and use, and easier for the organisation to maintain and improve. Through our content strategy process we identified a particular need for compelling content explaining the benefits of membership. The resulting content, and an improvement in search engine visibility, have led to a significant increase in signups since the new site was launched. Thanks to our partners at Agileware, the website is seamlessly integrated with CiviCRM, allowing members to renew subscriptions, register for events and access member-only content through a single sign-on.

Energy and Water Ombudsman Victoria

Ombudsman website and extranet

EWOV handles complaints about energy and water issues, providing Victorian customers with free, accessible, informal and fast dispute resolution. EWOV approached Weave to build them a new website. Their priorities were to improve the user experience of the complaints process, to make their large number of resources easier to find, and to integrate an extranet allowing them to report up-to-date data to their member companies.

The results

After an extensive content strategy process, Weave helped EWOV develop a taxonomy that uses the same language their customers use, making it much easier for customers to self-serve by finding helpful resources on common issues. We developed a vastly improved custom compliant form, seamlessly integrated with a back-end issue management system. And we created a secure member area that functions as an extranet without requiring staff to manage a separate platform.

Visit Yarra Valley and Visit Dandenong Ranges

Tourism websites

Yarra Ranges Tourism promotes tourist activities and accommodation in two of Victoria's most popular regions: the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne. They came to Weave looking for help with a pair of poorly-built Drupal websites that simply weren't doing the job for their operators or their customers. Basic functionality was broken, including search — a real problem for an organisation that relies on funding from its operators who expect value for money.

The results

After looking at the existing websites, we realised a rebuild using Drupal best practices was necessary. We started off simply by fulfilling the core functionality a tourism hub needs: listings of operators that can be easily found browsing in categories or using search. Having got the basics right, we've since developed an ongoing relationship with Yarra Ranges Tourism, and have progressively introduced new features including content integration with an accommodation booking system, and a custom-built itinerary planner. It's become a rewarding collaboration, and we're delighted that the websites won the commercial category at the 2016 Australian Web Awards.

CSIRO Publishing

UI design for a scientific publisher

CSIRO Publishing is an independent science and technology publisher with a global reputation for quality products and services. They are a business unit within Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

The results

Weave created a modern, accessible, responsive web design for the CSIRO Publishing website. Rather than building the complete site, we supplied the client with accessiblilty tailored templates, consisting of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files. These were then implemented by the client in their own CMS. 

Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Victoria

Government agency website

The Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability is an independent statutory body in Victoria, appointed by the State Government to report on broad trends and outcomes in the management of Victoria's environmental assets. A new Commissioner, Gillian Sparkes, was appointed in 2014, and engaged Weave to create a new website.

The results

Weave's responsive design makes the most of Victoria's beautiful natural assets, subtly using hover and scrolling effects to frame the site's content dynamically and immersively. While most of the initial content is drawn from existing reports, we've designed this Drupal website to adapt well to new content as it is created, reflecting the Commissioner's renewed direction and energy.

ClimateWorks Australia

Not-for-profit website

ClimateWorks Australia is a research-based, not-for-profit organisation that works with business, government and the community to help Australia move to a low-carbon economy. They needed a website that reflected their facts-based, business-oriented approach, while allowing them to add rich, informative, adaptable content.

Structured content the key

Weave created a website based on a structured content model. The model allows ClimateWorks to create and manage rich project-related content from the inception of a project to the publication of results. Relationships between projects, documents and news stories are built into the content management system, enabling project landing pages that dynamically present readers with pathways for further exploration.

Australian Web Awards 2013: Victorian winner, Not for profit category


Marketing website for an aged care provider

AccessCare is a not-for-profit provider of home care and support managed by Kingston City Council. Weave designed and built a new website for AccessCare in 2015. However, in the intervening three years, the aged and disability care landscape has become more competitive and commercially focused, thanks to initiatives such as MyAgedCare and the NDIS. AccessCare needed a more marketing-driven website with a clear point of difference and strong calls to action, so they approached Weave for a design refresh.

The results

Working closely with AccessCare's marketing coordinator, we used strong photography, bold icons and clear calls to action to create a modern, dynamic and usable website that puts AccessCare's potential customers at ease as they navigate the complex and intimidating aged care system.