What exactly is a ‘Smart City’?
A 'smart' sustainable city
is an innovative city that uses information and communication technologies
(ICTs) and other means to improve quality of life, efficiency of urban
operations and services, and competitiveness, while ensuring that it meets the
needs of present and future generations with respect to economic, social and
What are the benefits of a Smart City?
How will this benefit our community?
Communities will benefit through greater connectivity, with not only the Council but also with members within their community. The internet and social media has led to huge changes in the way we communicate, with messages no longer being a passive one-way or two-way process, but a multi-channel process, with each individual now given the power to share messages with their networks through e-WOM (electronic word of mouth), to even publishing their own content.
Further integration ICT and digital technologies will connect communities more than ever, as well as giving them more access to resources and online services, and enabling them to carry out their operations more efficiently.
What will this cost? Will it have an impact on rates?
At this point, we are seeking ideas and aspirations from the community in order to help is to envision what Kalamunda as a Smart City would look like. Once we have obtained feedback and start to get a sense of what we are hoping for as a City, further investigations and studies will be undertaken to determine what can be integrated from existing systems, and what needs to improved. Costings will be built into the Digital Strategy as it develops, which will always be presented to the community for their feedback.
Anyone else becoming a Smart City?
· Lake Macquarie City Council – Lake Mac Smart City, Smart Council, Digital Economy Strategy 2016-2020
· City of Parramatta – Smart City Master Plan 2015
· City of Adelaide Smart City
· City of Armadale – Digital Strategy 2017-2022
How can I provide feedback?
The City of Kalamunda is encouraging everyone to provide feedback.
Hard copies are available at the City of Kalamunda Office, from all City libraries and can be submitted by:
By post: City of Kalamunda, PO Box 42, Kalamunda WA 6926
In person: Administration, 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments close 5:00pm Friday 2 March 2018.