Smart city to launch

The community will have the opportunity to learn more at an upcoming digital event.

The City of Casey has launched the Smart Casey Launchpad, to support Casey’s growing community now and in the future.

Developed in consultation with residents and local businesses through several online workshops and surveys in 2020, the program guides how Council harnesses data, technology and innovation to build a connected, sustainable, inclusive and innovative community.

Casey Council will host a free digital event on Friday 19 February at 1pm, to launch the program and provide the community with an opportunity to learn more about it and the key actions that will take place this year.

The event will showcase the smart city focus areas as well as the council’s approach to Open Data, Internet of Things, Sensor Dashboards and Digital Inclusion programs. There will be opportunities to provide feedback and learn how to be involved in ongoing engagement.

As one of Victoria’s largest and fastest growing municipalities with rapid population growth and urbanisation, City of Casey chair of administrators Noelene Duff said that innovation and collaboration are essential for Casey’s future planning and make up a key element of the program.

“In partnership with Casey’s community, 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.

“It is through this collaborative approach that will ignite conversations with our community to drive innovation and positive change within the Casey region as we continue to manage the challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic and build a sustainable future for years to come.”

With a large focus on creating more opportunities for Casey’s community to share ideas, the program will ensure the community continues to have their say on smart city initiatives and infrastructure that are more sustainable, efficient and impactful.

All Casey residents, businesses and community groups are invited to attend the digital launch event and are encouraged to view the Smart Casey Launchpad website page.

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