Smart Regional Centre Strategy

Reason for the Community Engagement

Council is developing a Smart Regional Centre Plan that focuses on exploring current technology challenges, issues, priorities and ways in which the Region could potentially harness Smart technologies for innovation, social prosperity and economic benefit.

Approach

  • Face to face interviews with community leaders and key stakeholders
  • Meetings with core community groups including business advocacy groups, special needs groups, emergency response groups and educational providers 
  • Online and hard copy surveys provided to the broader community
  • Promotion to the Regional Voice and ratepayer/advocacy groups
  • Social media including Facebook promotion

Who should be involved

  • Rockhampton Regional Community
  • All Rockhampton Industry areas

How to have your say

Online survey has been completed.

Invitations to meetings were organised by Council.

Major Findings

Smart Regional Centre Survey Results.pdf(PDF, 509KB)

Smart Regional Centre Strategy Community Survey Summary Analysis.pdf(PDF, 169KB)

  • Council’s vision for a smart regional centre has the support of 88% of the community.
  • 75% of the community either agree or strongly agree with Council prioritising development of a Smart Regional Centre.
  • Residents believe Council has a role in providing a safe environment for the community (90%), assisting new local businesses (66%), and economically develop the region (76%). 
  • The majority of initiatives contained in the plan had the support of at least 50% of the respondents.

Outcome

The Smart Regional Centre Strategy 

The Smart Regional Centre Strategy(PDF, 6MB)

ORDINARY MEETING MINUTES 8 DECEMBER 2015

COUNCIL RESOLUTION

THAT Council adopts the Smart Regional Centre Strategy – ‘Rockhampton Region: the smart way forward’.

Moved by: Mayor Strelow

Seconded by: Councillor Williams

MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

COUNCIL RESOLUTION

THAT Council approves the establishment of the Smart Regional Centre Memorandum of Understanding between Council and CQUniversity Australia.

Moved by: Councillor Belz

Seconded by: Councillor Swadling

MOTION CARRIED