Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Dubbo council get smart on new city strategy

Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) is developing a Smart City Strategy in a bid to deliver more efficient and effective services to its residents

“A smart city uses technology to make communities more liveable, more sustainable, more productive – and that’s what our Smart City Strategy will aim to do,” said DRC Director Development and Environment, Stephen Wallace.

“We want to deliver more efficient and effective services that use technology and data to better understand and serve the Dubbo community,” he said.

“Technology will also help us tackle future challenges and grab hold of new opportunities in the digital age.”

He said that in today’s competitive environment, and facing new challenges like COVID-19, councils needed to be creative and innovative.

“More often, new technologies are driving better outcomes for communities, businesses and the agricultural and education sectors. DRC can leverage technology to support the community, and drive new opportunities” said Mr Wallace.

He said the Smart City Strategy would also be a key document in helping guide the direction of DRC’s internal use of technology, to help deliver important services to the community.

“There has already been the implementation of award-winning technology to improve customer relations, with plans to introduce more.”

“Our Smart City Strategy will build on your priorities and challenges and we value the input and ideas of the Dubbo community,” said Mr Wallace.

“This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future of our region. We are seeking assistance from the community to identify areas of opportunity that can be improved by integrating smart technologies and improved data management.

The Council is planning community workshops and has launched a community survey to gather community views.

The workshops will include a briefing about what the Smart Cities plan is, ensuring that Dubbo’s Smart City Strategy is tailored to the needs and capability of the community. The workshops available will be held on the following days:

  • 9 June (6:00-7:00pm) – In person Workshop at Dubbo Regional Council’s Dubbo Administration Building.
  • 10 June (2:30-3:30pm) – Digital Workshop

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