With a reputation as a progressive and motivated city, Ipswich is also one of Australia’s fastest growth regions
Ipswich City Council, South East Queensland, Australia, has chosen Accenture, a global professional services company, to implement its smart city plan of transformation.
This initiative will seek to deliver a blue print that optimises city operations, improves community engagement, cultivates digital technology capabilities and stimulates economic innovation.
With a reputation as a progressive and motivated city, Ipswich is also one of Australia’s fastest growing regions.
Accenture will focus on identifying and developing a future strategy road map to maintain and improve priorities for a safe, connected, productive and liveable city.
Paul Pisasale, mayor of Ipswich said of the new initiative, “We are a city which leads by example, embracing the positive impact of technology and digital trends for the benefit of our local businesses and community.
“We really believe that digital cities are better enabled by digital governments who are not afraid to adopt a more human-centred approach in order to better serve their citizens.”
Catherine Garner, Accenture’s Health and public Service lead in Australia and New Zealand said, “Rather than proposing a produce driven, technology-centric solution, we have embedded our consulting and strategic approach around the vision and needs of the Ipswich community. Innovation is at the heart of a strong economy. When done well, it keeps a city competitive, cutting edge, creates jobs and maintains a high standard of living.”
This announcement follows on the heels of the council’s community digital innovation hub last month, Fire Station 101, which aims to enable Ipswich to harness the digital technology to improve engagement between citizens and city leaders, manage their assets more effectively and create innovative public services.