Council is committed to engaging with Federal, State and Local Government and relevant business partners to deliver digital solutions that are efficient and reliable and add value for residents, businesses and visitors.

Smart City Strategy

Smart City solutions leverage information and communications technologies, not only to deliver higher quality services more efficiently, but also to realise significant operational cost savings and effect behaviour change in workers, businesses and the community as a whole. Partnering with digital leaders and the community we will embrace the digital age and deliver tangible and beneficial solutions

The Civic Centre upgrade and the Business Innovation Hub will:

  • Support digitally connected urban precincts that leverage private and not for profit investment with forward-thinking and community minded developers
  • Promote the NBN rollout in growth areas and support developers to engage with relevant contractors
  • Through Smart Planning support digital solutions for greenfield site developments
  • Implement digital trends that are relevant for service delivery and information management
  • Encourage improved land use through 3D modelling of the Town of Gawler
  • Digitally connect and engage with the Community through Social Media and data analytics
  • Facilitate the provision of digital channels and applications that connect the Community and enable them to engage with each other
  • Encourage engagement with Council staff through digital channels and social media

Council is integrating smart city thinking through the Key Result Areas in the Corporate Plan by:

  • Leading by example and partnering with like-minded organisations
  • Supporting all staff to be comfortable with digital disruption and build their digital skills
  • Gathering information and interpreting customer needs to identify opportunities for digital service delivery
  • Encouraging the use of digital channels such as intranet, blogs and social media
  • Designing and implementing digital solutions and monitoring benefits realisation
  • Undertaking an innovative approach to service improvement through digital solutions

   Youth Area - Community Radio
   Business Innovation Hub - Commercial/Council
   Heritage Centre - Global/Interactive
   Multi Function Spaces - Community Arts
   Social Enterprise Cafe - Industry Training/Career Pathways