Thursday 10 November: Smart Communities Summit

07:00
Local Government breakfast

08:30
Welcome coffee

08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Peter Filmer
Retired Manager, Events & Sister Cities
Blacktown City Council

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS
09:00
Australia’s smart cities in 2022 & beyond

Hon. Geoffrey Brock
Minister for Local Government, Minister for Regional Roads, Minister for Veterans Affairs and Minister for Executive Council
South Australia Government (video)

SMART COMMUNITY INNOVATION IN ACTION
09:10
Investing in city-wide innovations to make Adelaide a connected and innovative place to visit and do business
  • Producing a digitally led ‘Experience Adelaide Visitor Centre’ with AI and VR technology
  • Creating a digital marketplace to support small to medium businesses in the local community
  • Utilising smart city innovations to strengthen economic growth

Ian Hill
Managing Director
Adelaide Economic Development Agency

09:40
Lessons from the award-winning precinct with a smart heart – The Connection Rhodes
  • Remodelling for community learning and library services with a digital technology focus
  • Embedding technology to facilitate and engage with learning, work, and play for a broad community
  • Bringing the community together through events and learning workshops

Joy Suliman
Acting Manager, Library and Community Services
City of Canada Bay

10:10
Morning tea

10:50
Working smarter not harder – efficient business strategies in innovation
  • Incorporating streamlined collaboration into a business model
  • Creating scalable solutions that are adaptable and effective
  • Developing trailing strategies to overcome issues with innovation

Elisa Bourke
Deputy Program Manager
Intelligent Water Networks

DEVELOPING & BENEFITTING FROM SUSTAINABLE SMART COMMUNITIES
11:20
Learning from Australia’s first carbon neutral local government
  • Producing 100% renewable energy for council operations through the installation of onsite solar panels
  • Exploring net zero target of 2035 including a net zero fleet of transportation
  • Increasing water sensitivity and city greening through data collection and other technologies

Clover Moore
Lord Mayor
City of Sydney

11:50
Partner presentation
12:10
Fostering innovative green technologies for a sustainable and smart future
  • Examining the importance of green technology in the journey to sustainability and growth
  • Utilising the latest green technologies to monitor, model and conserve the natural environment and resources
  • Implementing green technology successfully into council functions and resources

Brook Dixon
Managing Director
Delos Delta

12:40
Lunch in the exhibition hall

14:00
Thinking smart for the sustainability of Australia’s rural heartland
  • Exploring how sustainability can differ for rural and remote LGAs and finding the appropriate technologies for these communities
  • Reversing the population drift from country to coast using smart technology
  • Ensuring access for rural and remote Australians to technology and digitalisation options

Greg Hoffman
Executive Officer
North West Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (NWQROC)

14:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: How can smart technology help councils reach net zero?
  • What are the biggest sustainability and environmental issues councils needs to consider when developing a net zero strategy?
  • What are the most appropriate renewable energy options for local government, and how do you them efficiently?
  • Technologies and data collection systems allowing for a more seamless transition to net zero

Moderator:.

Scott Mckenry
Executive Officer
Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action

Panellists:

Anna Mitchell
Executive Manager, Sustainability and Resilience
City of Sydney

Dr Portia Odell
Director
Cities Power Partnership

Melissa Burrage
Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

Donna Davis
Lord Mayor
City of Parramatta

Jitendra Tomar
Founder
Localvolts

15:15
Closing remarks from the Chair and afternoon tea
15:30
Smart communities in action: Sydney Olympic Park tour

Take a walking tour through Sydney Olympic Park where you will explore how bold new smart community initiatives are playing out in the real world, including:

  • How smart technology is being embedded into spaces
  • Ways to leverage technology to improve a community experience, including efficient and effective use of data, sensors, and communication technology
  • Integrating sustainability outcomes using smart technology
  • Many other unique features found in Sydney Olympic Park that could be used in other smart community projects

Facilitated by:

Australian Smart Communities Association
Smart Places Acceleration Program, NSW Department of Planning and Environment

17:30
End of Smart Communities Summit