Smart and Innovative Cities Committee

To advise Council on the local, state and national policy objective, and to enhance the City's strategic local and global position to accelerate the objectives and actions of Council's Community Strategic Plan and innovate city goals.
 

Objectives and Responsibilities

The primary objective of the Smart and Innovative City Advisory Committee is to advise Council on the local, state and national public policy objectives, and to enhance the City’s strategic local and global position to accelerate the objectives and actions of Council’s Smart and Innovate City goals and Smart City Strategy 2017-2021.
 
The secondary objective of the Smart and Innovative City Advisory Committee is to provide advice on the strategic positioning of and any risks associated with specific activities or projects impacting Newcastle’s reputation as a Smart and Innovative City.
 
The responsibilities of the Committee are as follows:
 
  • To represent the views, issues and/or identified issues relating to the objectives and actions of Objective 6 of Council’s Community Strategic Plan, the Newcastle Smart City Strategy 2017-2021, associated collaborative stakeholder projects as appropriate, and Council’s broader vision to be a Smart and Innovative City
  • To provide advice, input and feedback to Council on local, state and national policy objectives as they pertain to Council’s vision to be a Smart and Innovative City
  • To provide advice, input and feedback to Council on any risks associated with planned or pending initiatives, programs and projects as relevant to Council’s vision to be a Smart and Innovative City.

Committee Charter

Pending Council Approval
 

Meetings

Quarterly
  • Meeting 1 - 5 February 2018
  • Meeting 2 - 27 April 2018
  • Meeting 3 - 14 August 2018
  • Meeting 4 - 13 November 2018 

Membership

Membership comprises four Councillors and three expert representatives from the community.

The Committee also includes Council Officers in an ex-officio capacity

Current Members

  • Lord Mayor, Cr Nuatali Nelmes (Chair)
  • Cr Declan Clausen (Councillor representative)
  • Cr Carol Duncan (Councillor representative)
  • Cr Emma White (Councillor representative)
  • Mr Larry Platt (community representative)
  • Mr Pierre Malou (community representative)
  • Mr Rhett Morson (community representative)

Meeting Agendas

   Meeting Agenda 5 February 2018 (pdf)
    Meeting Agenda 27 April 2018 (pdf)
   Meeting Agenda 14 August 2018 (pdf)

Meeting Minutes

   Meeting Minutes 5 February 2018 (pdf)
   Meeting Minutes 27 April 2018 (pdf)