CAMPASPE Shire Council is on a mission to increase the digital capabilities of communities across the shire.
It endorsed a strategic statement and digital community roadmap at its council meeting recently — two key documents supporting digital advancement.
Mayor Adrian Weston said council had been extensively involved in advocating for improved telecommunications infrastructure and digital progression for a number of years.
‘‘A major emphasis from council has been to advocate for the rollout of high speed broadband through the National Broadband Network (NBN), and seek increased government investment in mobile black spot areas,’’ Cr Weston said.
A primary focus for council is to identify opportunities to increase the local communities’ digital capabilities. This is reflected through the development of the roadmap.
‘‘The roadmap is in many ways a consolidation and refinement of previous work undertaken by council, which has included additional internal engagement with service managers,’’ Cr Weston said.
‘‘The purpose of the document is to articulate council’s contribution to local digital advancement over the coming council term, in line with the digital vision for Campaspe communities and businesses to be at the forefront of digital technology, maximising the use of online tools to improve local liveability and business competitiveness.’’
In developing the roadmap, council’s own digital aspirations were reviewed, in particular given the implementation closure of council’s current ICT strategy and other local advancements such as the availability of high speed broadband.
This review has generated the Campaspe Shire council strategic statement on digital aspirations 2017-20.
The strategic statement on digital aspirations 2017-20, articulates council’s overall digital mission to harness the opportunities of digital technology to improve the lives of people in our community.
Vision statements, along with a number of broad strategies, will help to guide future work within each key area to ensure the digital mission can be achieved.
For information, visit campaspe.vic.gov.au