The City enlisted former Tasmanian premier and Explor Consulting director David Bartlett to develop the strategy, which aims to turn Joondalup into a ‘digital city’.
The three key recommendations in the strategy are to encourage teleworking, setting up a ‘digital hub’ to provide training for small businesses in digital strategies and the establishment of a ‘business start-up spaces’.
A business start-up space is a facility where office space can be rented by small businesses and entrepreneurs where they can work collaboratively and share ideas and expertise.
A feasibility study into establishing a digital hub will be carried out to look into the viability, potential partners, funding sources and scope of the proposal.
Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said investing in digital technologies would help Joondalup position itself as Perth’s second CBD.