Smart City news
  • Last updated:
  • 14 Dec 2022
  • Automated Waste Collection System now live

    Australia's first underground automated waste collection system for a CBD is live and was officially opened 8 June 2021 in the new Maroochydore City Centre on the Sunshine Coast.
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  • Community to use virtual reality to visualise mass transit options

    Council is adding Virtual Reality technology to help residents get an even better feel for each mass transit option as part of the engagement period for the draft Mass Transit Options Analysis. 
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  • Cool technologies to help beat the heat

    If you see a strange new device in your neighbourhood that looks like a stack of upturned dinner plates, fear not – it’s not a UFO and it isn’t spying on you. It’s keeping tabs on ambient temperature and delivering data to help council make smarter decisions into the future.
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  • Data to drive smarter decision making

    Real time data on people movement, water use and ambient temperatures is now being captured in Woombye to help Sunshine Coast Council improve its delivery of services and facilities into the future.
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  • Development.i statistics show community passionate about staying informed

    Development.i continues to go from strength to strength with the number of users increasing each year, demonstrating our community’s desire to stay informed on developments proposed in their neighbourhood.
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  • Dimming the glow for our turtles

    With artificial light known to disorientate turtles and hatchlings, turtle-sensitive, motion-activated streetlights have been installed at Buddina and Mudjimba beaches.
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  • Electric vehicle fast charger plugs in at Forest Glen

    Charging up Queensland’s electric vehicle super highway has never been easier with the completion of two charging bays now on the Sunshine Coast.
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  • Geospatial upgrade keeps Sunshine Coast on the map

    Council has transitioned all of its datasets to the leading location-based information system – Geocentric Datum of Australia 2020 (GDA2020) to ensure the Sunshine Coast keeps its bearings and meets the requirements of the digital age.
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  • There's more for you on new and improved MyMaps

    Did you know there’s a one-stop online shop where you can search everything from marine turtle nest locations and dog-friendly areas to updates on development and information about properties in your street?
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  • Point Cartwright study provides beacon for future planning

    One of the Sunshine Coast’s most picturesque locations is in the spotlight with Sunshine Coast Council embarking on a study to understand how much we love the area and how we use it.
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  • Council wins national award for submarine cable project

    Sunshine Coast Council has been awarded the Australian Achievement of the Year Award at the MAV Technology Awards for Excellence for the delivery of its International Broadband Submarine Cable project.
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  • Sunshine Coast named 2021 Smart21 Intelligent Community

    The Sunshine Coast has been named a global Smart21 Intelligent Community of 2021. We are one of four Australian cities in this year’s awards program which ranks cities, provinces and regions against the six focus areas of broadband, knowledge workforce, innovation, digital inclusion, engagement and sustainability.
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