The Draft Digital Gympie Region Action Implementation Plan has recommended that $50,000 to $75,000 per annum is allocated for free public Wi-Fi services in wider Gympie CBD and other key regional centres through a strategic partnership with a service provider.
Free Wi-Fi provision was one the suggestions at last month’s Council Face to Face session to help our towns compete in the competitive tourism market.
Gympie region residents and business operators are well placed to benefit from the opportunities delivered by improved technology and connectivity.
The Gympie Region Economic Development Strategy 2014 -2019 identified that a sophisticated Digital Economy Plan would explore and harness the opportunities that advances and developments in digital technology could bring to the region.
The draft Digital Gympie Region Action Implementation Plan has been developed with consultation from businesses and our community.
Council is seeking further input and feedback to ensure that as many opportunities as possible have been captured and the appropriate actions developed.
Mayor Mick Curran says, “with the current roll out of the National Broadband Network technology in our region and associated technologies the need for a strong digital economy strategy has been further highlighted. We are devising a thorough plan to capture all the opportunities for both our community and business operators alike.”
“The draft Digital Gympie Region Action Implementation Plan identifies the regional leadership, digital infrastructure, talent and skills sets, innovation and entrepreneurialism that is required to take advantage of these opportunities,” Cr. Curran added.
Comments on the draft Digital Gympie Region Action Plan be submitted until September 28, 2015 to email@example.com.
Have your say! The draft plan can be viewed on www.gympie.qld.gov.au/documents/40005057/40005560/OCI310.pdf