- Last updated:
- 25 Mar 2020
In December 2016, council adopted the Smart City Framework and Smart City Implementation Program (SCIP). Both documents which outline a three-year rolling program of smart city solutions to be installed at key locations across the region.
Creating a smart city has many benefits for ratepayers and the environment including:
- improved service delivery and quality of lifestyle for residents
- reducing carbon emissions, traffic congestion and energy use
- increasing safety
- attracting more investment and business, increasing employment opportunities and increasing local business competitiveness
- improved town planning and designing.
- attracting and retaining investment and increases local business competitiveness
For more information, view:
- Smart City Implementation Program or download a printable version
- Smart City brochure which explains what a smart city is and what it means for the Sunshine Coast.
Smart City Framework
Creating a smart and digitally connected Maroochydore City Centre, was the start of the development of the Smart City Framework in 2015. This, combined with the Smart City Implementation Program, is now implemented into council’s Corporate Plan. Working ‘smarter’ will become the new ‘business as usual’ for council and the region.
Download the Smart City Framework introduction brochure.
Why use smart city technologies?
The sunshine coast region will be have to deal with economic, environmental and population growth challenges in the years to come. Council is looking for ways to use technology create improved services and quality of lifestyle for residents. It also wants to become Australia's most renewable region.
Council is currently testing a range of smart technologies in its Smart Centre at 63 Bulcock Street, Caloundra. The centre is open from 12pm-4pm Monday-Friday.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Smart City Team on (07) 5475 7272.