Redlands Coast businesses and residents have a chance to shape the future of the city with the launch of Redland City Council's public engagement on the Redlands Coast Smart and Connected City Strategy.
Mayor Karen Williams said with technology and data rapidly changing the way government delivered services, Council was developing a Smart and Connected City Strategy to put Redlands Coast at the forefront of intelligence, productivity and sustainability.
"The Smart and Connected City Strategy will help make Redlands Coast more liveable, more efficient and a more vibrant place to live, do business and enjoy life," she said.
"We already know Redlands Coast is the best city in the best state in the best country but we are determined to make it even better.
"By embracing technology and using readily available data more effectively we can transform the way we deliver services and strengthen our position as the jewel in the south-east Queensland crown."
Cr Williams said the Redlands Coast Smart and Connected City Strategy would explore how to embrace the digital revolution and would look at how Council could better use data to deliver more and improved services.
"The strategy will seek new ideas on how we can collaborate with innovators, investors, researchers and local businesses to grow the digital economy and build its innovation capacity," she said.
"We want to hear from business and the community on how we can use innovations like wireless networks, the Internet of Things, real time information, crowd-sourced solutions and new mobile apps to improve the way we do things for local residents and businesses.
"By taking part in our Smart and Connected City community engagement, everyone can have a say in the Redlands Coast of the future."
For more information and to have your say on the Redlands Coast Smart and Connected City Strategy visit yoursay.redland.qld.gov.au/
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