On 20 September 2015 the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, announced cities as a national priority for the Australian Government. The Hon Angus Taylor MP, is the Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation.

I strongly support an initiative such as the Smart Cities Plan launched on 29 April 2016 to encourage conversations about our Australian Cities and their future directions. This initiative, if appropriately funded and supported into the long term, would contribute to the building of an agile, innovative and prosperous nation.

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