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Smart Nation: Our 2022 Australian Election Platform

Parliament House, Canberra Australia
Submitted by Adam Beck on March 20, 2022

We are delighted to release today our election platform - Smart Nation - for the upcoming 2022 Australian federal election.

Shaped with input from our members across the public and private sectors, this document leverages our collective knowledge and experience including the foundations we have built since the last election.

Our core mission is to accelerate liveability, workability and sustainability in our cities, towns and regions. We believe technology and data can play a significant role in achieving this mission for the benefit of people and the planet, both now and over the longer term.

Our platform seeks to advance outcomes such as catalysing investment in smart infrastructure, growing the digital strength of our regions, supporting recovery and resilience for small and medium enterprises, shaping a national mobility innovation agenda and reforming priorities to support scale in digital innovation.

We encourage you to download the document and share your views, and we call on our like-minded industry friends to support these recommendations where mutual aspirations align.

We look forward to engaging with all political parties over the coming months as we enter the election period and contribute to shaping the nation's future.

Thank you to our members who helped shape this document:

  • Andrew Nilon - Delos Delta
  • Brook Dixon - Delos Delta
  • Claire Chaikin-Bryan - Lake Macquarie City Council
  • Daniel Dudarec - DBM Vircon
  • Elizabeth Zealand - Spot Parking
  • Ian Hatton - Complete Urban
  • Paul Francis - Jacobs
  • Sara Stace - WSP
  • Sarah Fayad - AECOM
  • Simon Hunter - NSW Department of Environment
  • Tanya Lipus - City of Gold Coast

Jannat Maqbool | Interim Executive Director, Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand