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CLIENT CASE STUDY


IPSWICH CITY COUNCIL BECOMING A SMART CITY

Ipswich City Council is on the path to realise its ambitious vision of becoming Australia's most liveable and prosperous city

“In developing Ipswich City Council’s Smart City Vision and Blueprint, we had to ensure the citizen was at the heart of every decision we made to create a thriving and liveable city that would continue to grow and create jobs for the future”

Janine Griffiths
Managing Director,
ANZ Infrastructure Cities and Councils

 

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CITIZENS AT THE HEART OF THE ADVANCE IPSWICH STRATEGY

The key for success in realising the Ipswich City Council's ambition was a human centred, collaborative, and technology agnostic approach. Together with Council, Accenture developed 16 initiatives to be implemented in the next three to five years, all with clear outcomes around the core drivers of liveability, jobs, and growth.

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HUMAN CENTRED

Placing the needs of people at the centre of each decision in the problem-solving process enabled Accenture and Council to develop a blueprint that would provide healthy, active and fulfilling lives for Ipswich residents.

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COLLABORATIVE

Engaging with industry partners, council staff, government agencies, and all other internal and external stakeholders brought multiple perspectives to the project, and drove creativity to allow breakthroughs and true innovation to emerge.

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TECHNOLOGY AGNOSTIC

Accenture followed its' technology agnostic approach to provide an end-to-end solution to empower Council on its' journey to become Australia's most liveable and prosperous city.

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How Ipswich wanted to transform their city

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A three step approach to transformation

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Partnering for success and the future

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SIX STEPS TO
A NEW FUTURE 

DEVELOPMENT OF THE SMART CITY VISION

Council and Accenture collaborated to establish the principles for Ipswich as a Smart Digital City, obtained clarity on the extent of operational change sought, and aligned project objectives with the overall Advance Ipswich Strategy.

PEER CITIES ASSESSMENT

An assessment of cities across the globe was conducted to bring to Ipswich leading practices, lessons learned, patterns of success and pitfalls to watch out for in creating a Smart Digital City Blueprint.

CAPABILITY ASSESSMENT

Ipswich’s current Smart Digital City initiatives were assessed against progress and constraints, and Council’s current platforms, technology and analytics capabilities were reviewed to form the baseline for the implementation plan.

INITIATIVE PRIORITISATION

Workshops with internal and external stakeholders were held to understand key challenges in the city. These generated more than 400 ideas and opportunities that were refined through consultation to a set of 8 themes and 16 priority initiatives.

BLUEPRINT DEVELOPMENT

Profiles were developed for each smart city initiative including common platforms and enablers. The blueprint described key elements including a description, scope, benefits, implications, capabilities required, enablers and revenue opportunities.


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IMPLEMENTATION PLAN DEVELOPMENT

For each of the 16 priority initiatives, Accenture outlined detailed implementation activity and mapped program delivery to provide clear checkpoints for on-time and on-budget delivery.

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Janine Griffiths

Managing Director

ANZ Infrastructure Cities and Councils

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Bharath Krishnan

Senior Manager

Smart Cities Lead Australia

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