Wyndham City Council is looking towards ways of modernising its urban areas to set them up as efficient spaces for residents to enjoy with ease.
At last night’s (25th June) council meeting, the Smart City Strategy was adopted by Council.
The Strategy shows how Council plans to solve city-based challenges such as transport and congestion, our local environment, the use of emerging technology and using smart technology to modernise and improve Council services such as parking, community engagement, waste collection and infrastructure management.
Smart City Portfolio Holder Cr Aaron An said the Strategy will propel the City into a future of data-driven decision making, co-designing with the community, and leading the way in sustainability of the environment and inclusiveness of our community members.
“Our community has strongly indicated they are ready for a modern and dynamic city,” Cr An said.
“Residents have called for a city that is more sustainable and prosperous and this needs to be strongly supported with technology and innovation.”
“We have already started to introduce smart technology to some of council’s facilities with Smart Bins, Smart Parking and Smart Barbecues – and this is just the beginning.”
“Urban areas will be revitalised through the activation of public spaces to make them places to socialise and enjoy our City’s unique environment.”
“The adoption of the Plan will form a solid base to strengthen further conversations between Council and the community to make the best of the city now and into future generations.”
“It is important that Wyndham makes use of these innovations to make places more liveable, our streets safer and the transaction of many services more seamless.”
You can read the strategy by heading to www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/smart-city-strategy