Victorian and Western Australian Governments join ASCA

The Australian Smart Communities Association is proud to announce that the Victorian and Western Australian Governments have both become members.

ASCA is the not-for-profit peak body representing people and organisations spearheading moves to make our communities more liveable, more sustainable and more technologically empowered. Its members and partners include governments, businesses, universities and passionate individuals. ASCA recognises the importance of putting people first – and viewing things from a local perspective while also drawing on international experience.

CEO Laurie Patton sees the support of state governments as critical to developing a national smart cities and communities strategy:
 
“While to date most of the activity in this field has been carried out at local government level we need the states and the federal government to provide a coordinating and supporting role and to ensure that their regulatory powers are harnessed to ensure good outcomes. We are delighted to have secured the support of Victoria and Western Australia,” he said.

Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis said: “We envisage Melbourne as one of the world’s leading smart cities in the future, so we’re proud to be one of the first states to join ASCA and look forward to working with them and other states long into the future.”

Hari Kotrotsios