Community Engagement Background

11 months ago
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Connected Hobart is the City’s response to the current trends and future possibilities of Smart Cities. It comprises of a framework and action plan that will be used to guide local government innovation in Hobart into the future.

Smart Cities uses infrastructure to produce data that can improve services and other aspects of city life. The Connected Hobart program is a way of understanding how we will adapt to change, embrace new opportunities and channel the city’s evolution towards ever-more positive outcomes for Hobart communities.

The Connected Hobart program will provide a structured approach to urban management that uses data to inform decision-making.

Get involved and have your say in the following ways:

· Read the Draft Connected Hobart Framework and Action Plan

· Provide your feedback by completing the online survey below.

Feedback for this engagement closes on Sunday 30 June 2019.

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In 2018, the City worked with the community to develop its first Smart City Framework. The framework aims to provide a roadmap for how the City uses technology and data to better service the community’s needs, improve liveability, manage resources, drive economic activity and foster innovation. We offered a range of ways that the community engagement could get involved including:


  • Smart City Forums – in August 2018, the City hosted three public forums with industry guest speakers aimed at exploring the following subjects:The Art of Possible - the evolution of urban technology, policy and design; What you need to know – the roles and rights of the individual within a modern city; and Building a Contemporary Australian City – Hobart’s thought-leadership role as a capital city within the Australia’s national smart city blueprint.
  • Stakeholder Meetings – we spoke with cross-industry representatives from around the country, as well as major stakeholders and community members within our city.
  • City of Hobart Staff Workshops – we spoke to staff members from all kinds of fields to find out their ideas for Smart City projects.
  • Community Survey and post card – we asked to community to contribute their ideas for a Smart City via an online survey and reply paid post card.