Community feedback wanted on Smart City initiatives

Hindi Gaurav :: 24 May 2016 Last Updated : Printemail

The community are being encouraged to have their say on what innovative digital initiatives they would like to see in Parramatta by completing the Council’s first Smart City survey.


The survey is designed as a benchmarking tool to gauge public interest in new services and to guide the ongoing development of City of Parramatta’s Digital City and Smart City strategies.


“Creating a Smart City that improves access and liveability for residents and visitors is at the forefront of our plan to build Australia’s next great city. We want to hear from the community about what they would like Council to prioritise as part of our Smart City strategy,” City of Parramatta Administrator Amanda Chadwick said.


“Among the questions we’re asking is ‘which new tech-services should be prioritised to make Parramatta more liveable?’ and ‘how could technology best enhance your city experience?’.


“A Smart City is one that listens to its community and caters to their needs and what they would like to see achieved in their city. I encourage people to complete the survey and play their part in helping Parramatta become a globally recognised Smart City.”


Survey responses will be received for a period of approximately two months and the results will be used to develop the City’s annual Smart City Smart People report to guide future planning and to scope public perception of the City’s capacity to be transformed into a place of major trade and innovation.


Those who complete the survey will be in the running to win one of six $60 Coles Myer Gift Cards.


The survey will be available online on Council’s website until 17 July, 2016.

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