- Last updated:
- 20 Jan 2017
On 8 December 2016, council adopted the Smart City Implementation Program (SCIP). This program outlines Smart City solutions - using information and communications technology. to be installed at key locations across the region.
By using information and communications technology to connect we are able to improve quality of life, stimulate economic growth and ensure environmental sustainability throughout our region.
Creating a Smart City has many benefits for ratepayers and the environment including:
- improving council services and reducing costs of service delivery costs - shorter waiting times, faster service and increased customer satisfaction
- 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.
Council is currently testing technologies in its Smart Centre at 63 Bulcock Street, Caloundra.
Smart City Framework
The Smart City Framework (SCF) is a portfolio of 13 services. It was created in partnership with Telstra and Cisco and proposes to deploy smart city solutions in a staged manner in key locations including the Priority Development Area (PDA) of Maroochydore, the Oceanside Health Hub and Caloundra Central Business District.
Download the Smart City Framework Introduction Brochure.
Smart City personas
The Smart City Framework has been developed to improve the lives of the local community and provide better daily experiences.
In order to articulate how the community will benefit from the introduction of the Smart City Framework, a number of personas have been developed.
Why use Smart City technologies?
Urban communities around the world are now managing the fourth major revolution - the digital revolution.
Cities are now able to harness and manage their assets and benefit their communities through digital connections, systems and sensors in way that were not previously possible.
Council is upgrading digital systems that work together to deliver real-time information and value to residents in key areas.
As council faces ever increasing economic and environmental challenges and an increasing urban population, council is looking for ways to use technology to deliver services more efficiently and improve lifestyle of residents while achieving our vision of being Australia's most sustainable region.
For the Sunshine Coast region, Smart City technologies provide real opportunities to build a stronger economy, develop a stronger and safer community, improve service delivery to residents, businesses and visitors.
The SCC app provides a mobile platform for easy and timely access to a variety of council services for local residents and visitors to the Sunshine Coast (Guided Walks, Events, Around Me, Disaster Hub etc).
You can download from the Apple or Play stores.