At the June 25, 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting Wyndham City Council adopted the Smart City Strategy 2019-2014 and Implementation Plan.
City management, planning and the creation of liveable communities are at the threshold of a new age led by the adoption of new technologies and the use of advanced data analytics to improve operations, decision making and services. But, with the fusion of the smart city concept and next-level urban design, governance models, empowerment of citizens and sustainability, the burgeoning smart cities movement is bringing more and more innovative solutions and greater opportunities directly into the hands of councils and communities.
The smart city is on the verge of realisation in Wyndham. Faced with rapid societal, environmental and technological changes, Wyndham is choosing to be proactive in designing the vision for its future and the steps to get there.
The city will be renowned for its bold and courageous leadership to transform urban transport, data-driven decision making and transparency, co-design with the community, leadership in sustainability and management of the environment and its inclusiveness, participation and community spirit.
2019 Smart Cities Awards Winner
The Wyndham Smart City Strategy 2019-2024, released in June this year, won the prestigious Smart City Strategy award at the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand 2019 awards ceremony Thursday night (31st October).
Congratulations to Smart City Portfolio Holder Aaron An, Deputy Portfolio Holder Walter Villagonzalo and other Wyndham City Councillors, the Wyndham Smart City Portfolio Committee and the Executive Leadership Team for their nationally recognised commitment to a smarter future.
As part of the development of Wyndham’s Smart City Strategy, an exercise was undertaken to benchmark Wyndham against cities that are leaders in the Smart City space.
The online collaboration platform allows council, utilities, telecommunications providers and transport authorities to share project information well in advance of the works being undertaken.
- Partnership & Collaboration
Wyndham City Council is partnering with Toyota to offer internal staff the opportunity to trial the vehicle on-road in a range of conditions as part of research into the efficiency, usage and benefits of hydrogen technology.
- Environment & Sustainability
A six-month Smart Barbecue trial is being undertaken at President’s Park, Wyndham Vale and Bloom Street Reserve, Werribee.