Industry response to the Smart Places Strategy

Australian Smart Communities Association:

ASCA applauds the launch of the NSW Government Smart Places Strategy

The movement in Australia to create world class Cities, Regions and Places that embeds responsible usage of technology and data driven services has taken a large step forward today with the release of the NSW Government Smart Places Strategy.

The Australian Smart Communities Association (ASCA) congratulates the NSW Government on the development and release of this important strategy to build fit for purpose 21st century places that are inclusive across all Cities, Regions and Rural communities.

According to ASCA National President, Mr Matthew Schultz, "The NSW Government are to be commended in developing the first State Government based approach to Smart City development in Australia to plan and implement the much needed technology and data infrastructure that's required to provide intuitive and integrated services to our citizens and businesses. These services and experiences are what increasingly is expected of all levels of Government to drive optimal economic and social prosperity outcomes in NSW and indeed across all of Australia".

"ASCA looks forward to supporting the NSW Government and Industry in driving forward the implementation of the Smart Places Strategy over the coming years".

Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand

NSW to accelerate greater prosperity with digital and data investments

NSW Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello has released the Australian-first Smart Places Strategy and Smart Infrastructure Policy.

Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand Executive Director Adam Beck welcomed the move saying “there is no other sate or territory in this country investing in the future prosperity of its citizens and businesses like this.”

Beck explained that “NSW’s strategic investment in building collaborative partnerships for data driven decision making, reforming procurement to catalyse innovation and investing in smart places and infrastructure is textbook best practice.”

“The Smart Cities Council has enjoyed the opportunity to help inform the Strategy and Policy and looks forward to supporting the implementation of the commitments.”