Development controls - Smart technology

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Help shape our draft Smart Technology Development Control Guidelines

Together, we’ll explore the opportunities for smarter technologies to enhance development and smart city investment, drive innovation and improve community and sustainability outcomes in Lake Macquarie, in line with the Lake Macquarie Smart City, Smart Council Digital Economy Strategy.

Over the coming months, Council is partnering with industry professionals and the community to create development control guidelines to support sustainable development. Our focus is now on smart technology.

These new guidelines will assist the development industry and community to navigate development controls and streamline information needed to complete sustainable developments in Lake Macquarie. Throughout the development of these new guidelines, Council will work together with industry and community to ensure we find the best and most practical solutions.

The aspects of smart and emerging technology we would like to focus on include:

  • Wireless networks
  • Big data
  • Smart parking
  • Smart street lighting
  • Smart environmental and utility monitoring
  • Smart transport
  • Smart homes

Thank you those who attended the community workshops and provided feedback, suggestions and ideas to Council, the next step is to combine the comments from the workshop with our online submissions and begin the development of guidelines. We'll provide a draft guideline for comment in late June/early July.

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Help shape our draft Smart Technology Development Control Guidelines

Together, we’ll explore the opportunities for smarter technologies to enhance development and smart city investment, drive innovation and improve community and sustainability outcomes in Lake Macquarie, in line with the Lake Macquarie Smart City, Smart Council Digital Economy Strategy.

Over the coming months, Council is partnering with industry professionals and the community to create development control guidelines to support sustainable development. Our focus is now on smart technology.

These new guidelines will assist the development industry and community to navigate development controls and streamline information needed to complete sustainable developments in Lake Macquarie. Throughout the development of these new guidelines, Council will work together with industry and community to ensure we find the best and most practical solutions.

The aspects of smart and emerging technology we would like to focus on include:

  • Wireless networks
  • Big data
  • Smart parking
  • Smart street lighting
  • Smart environmental and utility monitoring
  • Smart transport
  • Smart homes

Thank you those who attended the community workshops and provided feedback, suggestions and ideas to Council, the next step is to combine the comments from the workshop with our online submissions and begin the development of guidelines. We'll provide a draft guideline for comment in late June/early July.

Sign up with Shape Lake Mac to stay up-to-date with the latest information.

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    Developing the Smart Technology Guidelines 

    Lake Macquarie’s new Development Control Guidelines for smart technology will have to balance many issues - technology, timing, cost, responsibilities, competing priorities and regulation. 

    We would welcome your views and feedback on these issues, and any others, which you identify as important.

    What’s important for Lake Macquarie? 

    Given constraints of budget and time, it is critical for Lake Macquarie to identify the highest value smart city technologies and services. 

    This means highest value for our community, for our residents, businesses and...

    Developing the Smart Technology Guidelines 

    Lake Macquarie’s new Development Control Guidelines for smart technology will have to balance many issues - technology, timing, cost, responsibilities, competing priorities and regulation. 

    We would welcome your views and feedback on these issues, and any others, which you identify as important.

    What’s important for Lake Macquarie? 

    Given constraints of budget and time, it is critical for Lake Macquarie to identify the highest value smart city technologies and services. 

    This means highest value for our community, for our residents, businesses and visitors.  Smart technology projects in other cities may not be as relevant or valuable for Lake Macquarie. 

    We are seeking your views on what smart technologies and services are the highest priority for Lake Macquarie.  

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  • How do we phase?

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    Developing the Emerging Technology Guidelines

    Lake Macquarie’s new DCP guidelines for emerging technology will have to balance many issues - technology, timing, cost, responsibilities, competing priorities and regulation. 

    We would welcome your views and feedback on these issues, and any others, which you identify as important. 

    How do we phase? 

    Even with a small number of smart technology priorities, there is always the question of phasing.  Which technology comes first, and what follows? 

    When future proofing cities, it is common to first establish the foundation, being ...

    Developing the Emerging Technology Guidelines

    Lake Macquarie’s new DCP guidelines for emerging technology will have to balance many issues - technology, timing, cost, responsibilities, competing priorities and regulation. 

    We would welcome your views and feedback on these issues, and any others, which you identify as important. 

    How do we phase? 

    Even with a small number of smart technology priorities, there is always the question of phasing.  Which technology comes first, and what follows? 

    When future proofing cities, it is common to first establish the foundation, being the smart city networks and information platforms, and then ‘plugging in’ new sensors and services as required. 

    But even within this broad principle, there is room for variation and flexibility given the abundance of network and sensor options. 

    We are seeking your views of how to best phase smart technology, to reduce duplication and cost, and increase effectiveness and overall value. 

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    Developing the Emerging Technology Guidelines 

    Lake Macquarie’s new DCP guidelines for emerging technology will have to balance many issues - technology, timing, cost, responsibilities, competing priorities and regulation. 

    We would welcome your views and feedback on these issues, and any others, which you identify as important. 

    What technology goes where?

    Smart technology requirements and value will differ widely, depending on the type and location of development across Lake Macquarie. 

    Smart parking and free public Wi-Fi might make sense for a new shopping precinct, but have no real benefit...

    Developing the Emerging Technology Guidelines 

    Lake Macquarie’s new DCP guidelines for emerging technology will have to balance many issues - technology, timing, cost, responsibilities, competing priorities and regulation. 

    We would welcome your views and feedback on these issues, and any others, which you identify as important. 

    What technology goes where?

    Smart technology requirements and value will differ widely, depending on the type and location of development across Lake Macquarie. 

    Smart parking and free public Wi-Fi might make sense for a new shopping precinct, but have no real benefit in a new low-density suburb. 

    Greenfield vs. infill, commercial vs. residential vs. industrial, tourist hot spot vs. local community space – the digital dimension must be tailored to fit the space and the place. 

    We are seeking your views on how the Development Control Guidelines for smart technology should account for different types of development in different locations across Lake Macquarie. 

     

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