Lake Macquarie makes smart connections

Date posted: 17 March 2017

Lake Mac’s Smart City attributes have been on display this week, with an international organisation in town to film the City and the Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Cr Kay Fraser, featuring in a discussion panel of city leaders at the Australian Smart Cities and Infrastructure Summit, in Sydney.

Representatives of the Global Smart City and Community Coalition (GSC3) were in Lake Macquarie on Wednesday to film a 360-degree virtual reality video to feature on the organisation’s website.

The City signed an MOU with The Netherlands-based GSC3 in November 2016 to facilitate collaboration and information sharing with its member cities.

“The video will sit alongside those of international cities such as Chicago, Amsterdam, Genoa and The Hague, showcasing our City and highlighting our smart initiatives,” Cr Fraser said.

“It will focus on the ways we are harnessing technology to connect our communities, improve engagement and enhance digital literacy.”

Cr Fraser is representing Lake Macquarie at the Australian Smart Cities and Infrastructure Summit, in Sydney, and this morning she was part of a local government panel discussing the role of digital technologies in creating smart communities.

“Participating in these events is a great way to gather and share ideas that will help us develop and implement new technologies and diversify our economy,” Cr Fraser said.

Article by Lake Macquarie City Council

Page last updated: 17 March 2017