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Smart City

Our Smart City Plan 2018-2025 is the first of its kind in the City of Charles Sturt. It's a strategic planning document that helps guide Council, stakeholders and partners towards a smart and innovative future.

The plan is guiding us to create a smarter and more innovative city. This helps us maximise opportunities as they are presented in areas of technology, advanced manufacturing, the digital economy and creative industries.

The Smart City Plan improves liveability, sustainability and economic diversity. It will help ensure our future city has effective and integrated public transport, nurtures a creative and vibrant community and features best-practice energy and water efficiency.

Our Smart City Vision

Charles Sturt is a leading smart city that uses information and technology to better respond to its community and business needs.

By 2025 we will be:

  • a city with a strong and connected community using emerging smart technologies enabling everyone to participate
  • a livable city that uses smart technology in its public places that connects people and uses technology-enabled infrastructure
  • a city that applies technology and innovation to overcome future environmental challenges
  • an economically thriving city that has access to digital infrastructure and leverages it to support business growth, investment and sustainability across priority sectors
  • provide transformational leadership that fosters collaboration across government, industry and business

Our Approach – Guiding Principles

To be flexible and recognise that new opportunities will continually arise as digital technologies evolve. Potential new activities can be assessed and prioritised based on alignment with the strategic outcomes and initiatives that underpin this Strategy.

Citizen Centric - Residents, business, entrepreneurs, industry and government will be engaged early and often. We will use technology to be more community connected and encourage participation, access and inclusion through the design of citizen centric digital services.

Collaboration - We will make it easy to partner and focus on shared outcomes.

Innovation - We will influence regulation to reduce red tape, test and trial new technology.

Sustainable - We will develop digital city standards and leverage new business models. We will be commercially driven and ensure the Business Case ‘stacks up’.

Measurable - We will measure the effectiveness of the smart city approach to projects.

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