Wollondilly's Smart Shire Program
Posted on: 03.05.2017
The Australian Government recently announced a $50 million Smart Cities and Suburbs Program to accelerate digital transformation across Australia. Wollondilly Shire Council is working towards developing a Smart Shire Strategy which will strengthen its proposals for the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program and City Deals Program. Wollondilly Shire Council wants to work with the community to become a smart shire.
Smart cities and towns leverage new digital technology – such as free public Wi-Fi, sensors, big data and analytics, online services, smart devices, and real time information – to improve productivity, liveability, creativity and sustainability.
Mayor of Wollondilly, Cr Judith Hannan said: “Digital and smart city technology, are driving economic growth, social inclusion, and better services for citizens around the globe.”
“Wollondilly is a dynamic shire, and we are committed to realising the great benefits of the digital revolution for our community.”
Wollondilly Shire Council has currently implemented a number of smart technology initiatives to assist our community including:
- Webcasting of Council Meetings : ( Digital Democracy)
Wollondilly Shire Council commenced live streaming Council meetings in February 2017 allowing the public to connect and view the Council meeting proceedings via any web enabled device.
- DA Tracker
Wollondilly Shire Council provides a Development Application ( DA) enquiry portal giving real time access to crucial DA information.
- Library Public Access Wi-Fi
Wollondilly Shire Council provides access to Public Wi-Fi at the Library Building and surrounds in Picton.
Luke Johnson, General Manager said: “We will be developing a Smart Shire Strategy over the next few months, in consultation with business and the community.
“It is critical that we identify the highest value digital initiatives for our community, and I encourage everyone in the community – from the very young, to our more senior community members to have their say.”
Community consultation is now open online at www.engage.wollondilly.nsw.gov.au until 2nd June 2017.
For more information contact Council on 4677 1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org