Smart Community Strategy

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Bathurst Regional Council has embraced the Smart City/Community movement and has been recognised as one of seven innovation centres by the NSW Innovation and Productivity Council, key advisors to the NSW Government.

The Bathurst Smart Community Strategy is a five-year plan that will formalise Council’s objective for the LGA to become a Smart Community, one where technology, data and people are used to drive economic activity, improve connectivity, meet the changing needs of the community, accelerate innovation and better manage resources, energy and services.

The Smart Community Strategy will provide a blueprint to encourage business investment and industry incentives to drive the economy. It will also guide how Council will deliver services in the future and ensure all members of the community are able to participate in the digital age.

The Federal Government has invested in Smart Community funding programs aimed at driving growth in innovation, supporting knowledge-based industries and leveraging opportunities presented by technology. The Bathurst Smart Community Strategy will assist Council in obtaining funding for future Smart Community strategies to build on the investment already undertaken. This investment includes free public Wi-Fi, electric vehicle charging stations, smart water metres and investment in mobile blackspot areas to improve connectivity.


Bathurst Regional Council has embraced the Smart City/Community movement and has been recognised as one of seven innovation centres by the NSW Innovation and Productivity Council, key advisors to the NSW Government.

The Bathurst Smart Community Strategy is a five-year plan that will formalise Council’s objective for the LGA to become a Smart Community, one where technology, data and people are used to drive economic activity, improve connectivity, meet the changing needs of the community, accelerate innovation and better manage resources, energy and services.

The Smart Community Strategy will provide a blueprint to encourage business investment and industry incentives to drive the economy. It will also guide how Council will deliver services in the future and ensure all members of the community are able to participate in the digital age.

The Federal Government has invested in Smart Community funding programs aimed at driving growth in innovation, supporting knowledge-based industries and leveraging opportunities presented by technology. The Bathurst Smart Community Strategy will assist Council in obtaining funding for future Smart Community strategies to build on the investment already undertaken. This investment includes free public Wi-Fi, electric vehicle charging stations, smart water metres and investment in mobile blackspot areas to improve connectivity.


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