Delos Delta worked with the City of Greater Geelong to create their Smart City Strategic Framework that launched in March 2021. This is the city’s very first Smart City Strategic Framework and was developed with ideas and input from the community, to provide a shared vision for the way they region can use smart technology, data and innovation.
“The world is transforming right now and cities that are well prepared have the opportunity to make the most of the rapid advances in technology that are taking place.” – CR Stephanie Asher, Mayor
The Smart City Strategic Framework is built on five key strategic pillars that inform the city-region’s areas of focus. These are:
- A city that nurtures inclusive, connected communities
- A city that celebrates creativity, design and innovation
- A city that creates intelligent places and spaces
- A city that harnesses the value of data
- A city that prioritises digital infrastructure and communications
These pillars build on the initiatives that were already underway and leverage the strengths and opportunities unique to the Greater Geelong region. Some of the current smart city initiatives, pilots and projects this Framework was able to inform includes:
- 3D Digital Twin
- Smart Parking
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Geelong Data Exchange
- Enhanced Wifi and Broadband
- Monitoring Flying Fox Habitat
- Clean Tech
- UAV Trials
The City of Greater Geelong’s ultimate aim is to be internationally recognised by 2047 as a clever and creative city-region that is forward-looking, enterprising and adaptive and cares for its people and environment.
This goal is already well on its way to being achieved, with the City of Greater Geelong winning the International Smart City of the Year award – shared with Barcelona City – at the World Smart City Expo in South Korea in September 2022.