Lake Macquarie’s smart city attributes have been on display this week with an international organisation in town to film the city.
Representatives of the Global Smart City and Community Coalition (GSC3) were in Lake Macquarie last week 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 Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Cr Kay Fraser, said the video will showcase the city on an international stage.
“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,” Kay said.
“It will focus on the ways we are harnessing technology to connect our communities, improve engagement and enhance digital literacy.”
Kay represented Lake Macquarie at the Australian Smart Cities and Infrastructure Summit in Sydney and was recently 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,” Kay said.
The Australian Smart Cities and Infrastructure Summit is a two-day conference that brings together key stakeholders from government and the private industry to discuss key issues and opportunities for developing smart cities in Australia.
Image | Cr Kay Fraser featured in a discussion panel of city leaders at the Australian Smart Cities and Infrastructure Summit in Sydney.
Lake Macquarie is the fastest growing city in the Hunter, and one of the largest cities in New South Wales. Lake Macquarie Council is the Local Government area comprising of the town centres of Belmont, Cardiff, Charlestown, Glendale, Morisset, Mount Hutton, Swansea, Toronto and Warners Bay.