Livingstone Shire Council has developed the Capricorn Coast Smart Region Strategy to help achieve economic growth powered by digital innovation. This strategy aligns with emerging trends in digital technologies and innovation with an emphasis on leveraging opportunities for regional areas to benefit from the advantages of being proactive in this constantly evolving space.
The Smart Region Strategy’s vision is:
The Capricorn Coast Smart Region Strategy will support local economic development, liveability and sustainability in both the community and within Council to be future focused, innovative, efficient and engaged.
The Smart Region Strategy has been developed to ensure the following strategic initiatives detailed in the Invest Capricorn Coast Region Economic Development Plan are achieved. • Improving digital engagement and take up amongst local businesses • Deployment of digital infrastructure to increase business • Foster an environment that encourages entrepreneurial innovation
The Smart Region Strategy discusses why we need a strategy, how it will benefit our community and businesses and the four key themes that emerged as being important to our community and businesses during stakeholder engagement. These are:
1. INNOVATIVE - You want to see things done, better, cheaper, faster and more efficiently. 2. SUSTAINABLE - The region has strong values around the environment, the coastal lifestyle with a country feel (beach to bush) and you value sustainability. 3. ENGAGED - You want to be meaningfully involved in decision making, what is prioritised, and you want to have your voice heard. 4. DATA DRIVEN (DECISION MAKING) - Concerns around governance, long term planning and spending money wisely