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Community feedback shaping Casey’s Smart City Strategy

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The City of Casey is on the way to developing a draft Smart City Strategy to identify how new and emerging technology, data and infrastructure can help overcome challenges and unlock new opportunities to support Casey’s diverse social, economical and environmental needs.

After engaging with a range of community members, local businesses and schools last month, feedback and insights are now being collated to assist in developing a draft Smart City Strategy.

During the engagement period, our community provided feedback on several areas that they would like the strategy to prioritise, including:

  • Environmental sustainability
  • Efficient and sustainable transport
  • Economic resilience and recovery 
  • Community safety and security
  • Council asset management
  • Social interaction and community connection 
  • Increase in technological industries to support employment

City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM noted how vital a Smart City strategy is for our community and how essential community consultation is towards its development.

“This year, more than ever, we have seen how technology and innovation can build resilient communities. To increase our community’s resilience, and support Casey’s present and future needs, Council is committed to learning how technology, data and innovation – Smart City infrastructure, can unlock new opportunities and help us overcome persistent challenges,” explained Ms Duff.

“I’m very thankful to all of the community members who provided their thoughts and feedback throughout the initial consultation phase. Your insights have helped us identify the key priorities for Casey’s community, and we look forward to sharing the draft Smart City Strategy with our community later this year.”

A draft Smart City Strategy will be shared with Casey’s community in October for the community to review and provide feedback.

For more information please visit the Casey Conversations website.
 

10 Aug 2020