To enhance participation and opportunities to drive innovation and test emerging technology within Casey, Council is creating the Smart City and Innovation Community Reference Group.
Earlier this year, Council released the Smart Casey Launchpad which is a strategic program to drive smart city action within the City of Casey. According to Council, a smart city puts its community first, adjusting to serve them and their growing needs. It applies digital technology, data and innovative practices to improve liveability, sustainability, collaboration and economic opportunities.
Members will meet on a quarterly basis to share their insights and contribute to the implementation of the Smart Casey Launchpad through smart city projects, innovation experiments. They will also be champions for driving local change through smart city and innovation initiatives.
The objectives of the Group are to:
- Increase the deliberative participation of residents and relevant community groups in the smart city and innovation process
- Encourage and support activities and events which promote smart city and innovation initiatives
- Increase the profile of Council’s innovative activities with local community groups
- Oversee the implementation of the Smart Casey Launchpad program and provide ongoing feedback about policies, projects, partnerships and initiatives
Council is seeking members who have broad community experience and have a passion for utilising emerging technology, data and innovation to drive better outcomes for our community, economy and environment.
The Reference Group is not just about technology so Council encourages applicants from a range of diverse backgrounds including local community service organisations, education, sustainability, start-ups, businesses and other key local industries.
A draft Terms of Reference has been provided (see document library) which will be endorsed by the group at the first meeting.
To express your interest in joining the Environment and Sustainability Reference Group, please complete the form below.
The EOI will close on Friday 28 May 2021.