Innovative Smart Initiatives
The City of Marion has committed to targeted Smart City opportunities through its 2017-2027 Strategic Plan and 2016-2019 3-year business plan. Key opportunities identified include but are not limited to the use of technologies to support the design, delivery and assessment of services, using data to support and improve evidence-based policies, programs and decision-making that is repeatable and sustainable, and sharing information with our community to continue greater transparency and availability of information.
The Six themes in our Strategic Plans are:
There is opportunity to progress Smart City principles and actions across all of the six themes of our Strategic Plans. This provides us with a unique moment in time both in the short term and medium to longer term as technology and data are changing the world as we know it. The City of Marion is in the process of developing its Innovative Smart Initiatives Plan and Data Governance Framework to enable digital transformation in the medium to longer term.
From July 2018 – June 2019 the City of Marion has committed funding to progress pilot trials investigating ‘Smart City’ technology and infrastructure that enables innovation to flourish.
The projects for July 2018 – June 2019 are:
The City of Marion has been successful in matched funding for a “Smart Precinct Proposal” at Oaklands through the Federal Smart Cities and Suburbs Program Round 2. The Australian Government funding will support the smart precinct proposal that will provide innovative solutions using technology and data that will deliver affordable, scalable and replicable outcomes.
Through key infrastructure elements of the precinct, the design of public realm will seek to improve the experience of the local community and visitors’ through increased connectivity and liveability.
The Oaklands Precinct proposal incorporates two elements; building on the foundation of the Metrics that Matter project (Virtual Platform) and the Oaklands Precinct Project.
Virtual Data Platform
The Virtual Data Platform will enable collation of generated data from the Internet of Things (IoT) sensors onsite to support and inform decision making for improved service delivery and allow for future provision of open data for the community, businesses and other government bodies.
The Oaklands Precinct will increase citizen safety and community liveability through IoT sensors that will enable data to be generated on:
It will also improve:
o Smart Plaza
o Smart Playground Equipment
o Basketball area including USB plugs, ICT devices charging station, solar panels, Wi-Fi
o Nature Play & Technology and Smart Play areas
o Smart BBQ & waste solutions