This listing noted that digital infrastructure was needed for the adoption of technologies to reduce travel times, reduce resource use and emissions, improve health and better engage communities.
Investments are needed to deliver a world class smart city and attract new businesses, spark innovation and support knowledge industries.
A Strategic Business Case has been assured demonstrating a strong economic case for investment.
The Smart Western City Program lays out the need for substantive, long-term investment, with the role of Government and delivery models being flexible and as innovative as the solutions delivered. This includes exploring direct investment, procuring solutions “as a service” and partnership procurements with local councils and the private sector.
The initial stage of program delivery is being managed within existing resources. We are gearing up to deliver Final Business Cases, required before significant financial investments by the State. This includes
- establishing the foundations for consistent delivery of smart solutions in the Parkland City
- pilots to generate a deeper evidence base.