In a world first City of Prospect has developed a integrated Digital Economy Strategy - Local Community Engagement 2009-2012.
The internet and digital economy are two of the great new social forces changing the world as we know it. Council has adopted as a key strategy within its Strategic Plan and Economic Strategic Plan an integrated series of projects and actions to engage our entire community in accessing and using the internet and e-commerce technology.
This vision will fundamentally change the way we socialise, think, learn, consume, transact and work.
The future prosperity and well being of our local community will be determined to a large degree by how well we can leverage global knowledge networks to collaborate, innovate, develop and market our resources, products and services within the global village.
Our future social function will be dependant upon our residents understanding how they can engage with broadband technology and the digital economy to socialise, improve their health, undertake life long learning, transact business and grow small businesses from 'start-ups' to major global companies.
City of Prospect is in a unique position to take advantage of its geographic position, highly educated knowledge workers, growing in number home based businesses, its cultural diversity and a dynamic mix of ages and gender. There exist a strong demand from local residents, businesses and educational institutions to uptake the technologies that will transform the region into a digital savvy, model e-community.
Council in collaboration with federal and state government continues to explore new opportunities to build the optical fibre infrastructure and wireless networks required to create a truly robust, local digital economy, that is socially inclusive and leading the world in local uptake of and practical use of broadband services.
For more information contact Steve Harrison, Director of Business and Economic Development on (08) 8342 8062 or send an email or download the Digital Economy Strategy here: Digital Economy Strategy (1110 kb)