Smart City Milestones
  • Last updated:
  • 19 Oct 2017

Council has already achieved a number of Smart City milestones. These include:

  • Australia's first automatic waste collection system for the Maroochydore city centre
  • free public Wi-Fi across the region, activated in March 2016 and will continued to expand
  • opening the Smart Centre and Living Lab for public to see trialling new technologies such as waste bin sensors, parking space availability sensors, digital flow meters and dimmable LED lights and learn more about the Smart City Framework
  • hosting HackFest community event to create publicly available apps
  • being named an International Smart 21 City for 2017 by the worldwide Intelligent Community Forum
  • the Sunshine Coast Council app, available for Android and Apple, which includes parking space availability in real time
  • using 3D modelling with high-levels of accuracy to implement organisational mobility programs and develop the award winning Disaster Hub
  • installing underground and wireless communications networks and designing smart poles for installation in Caloundra South, Maroochydore city centre and streetscaping projects.

Smart City Projects

Current projects being delivered include:

A range of smart technologies will be installed in the Bulcock Street streetscape in Caloundra. These include an innovative LED lighting canopy, waste and parking sensors and smart street lighting making Bulcock Street Australia's first Smart City Urban Streetscape Demonstration and Testing Facility in 2017.

The Palmwoods Streetscaping project is scheduled to start in May 2017.

The Sunshine Coast Solar Farm is now live and feeding electricity into the power grid, making Sunshine Coast Council the first local government in Australia to offset 100% of its electricity consumption with energy from a renewable source.


Council is installing free public Wi-Fi access points throughout the region with 130 Wi-Fi access points in Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headlands, Cotton Tree and Maroochydore. Hundreds more are scheduled for installation in 2017 and 2018.