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Posted on: 11 June, 2018

Council invites community to have their say on Draft Capricorn Coast Smart Region Strategy

Council has reinforced its commitment to advance our economy, attract investment, and improve our community’s lifestyle with the release of the draft Capricorn Coast Smart Region Strategy for community consultation.

Livingstone Shire Council Mayor Bill Ludwig said the Capricorn Coast Smart Region Strategy will benefit the local community, business and industry through digital experimentation, innovation and immersion in new ways of working.

“This strategy will assist the Capricorn Coast region to evolve as a smart region while increasing its economic viability and longevity,” Cr Ludwig said.

“During the extensive consultation period earlier this year during the development of the plan, the community’s online survey response was significant, and received a high amount of positive feedback. This feedback is reflected in the four key themes of the Strategy, for our region to be innovative, sustainable, engaged and data driven.”

“Council is grateful for the Australian Government funding of $20,000 towards this initiative under the Building Better Regions Fund.”

Deputy Mayor and Council’s Digital Economy and Innovation Champion Councillor Nigel Hutton said the Smart Region Strategy will identify opportunities for Council to support business and industry to embrace the digital economy and new technologies, and transition traditional industry through innovation by building capacity and capability.

The draft Capricorn Coast Smart Region Strategy can be viewed online at https://www.livingstone.qld.gov.au/ and is open for your comments from 11 June 2018 to 9 July 2018.

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