Smart City Framework
  • Last updated:
  • 14 Sep 2022

The digital revolution is fundamentally changing the way we live, work and connect with each other. Innovative technologies are disrupting and transforming all industries. They also provide opportunities to deliver social and economic benefits for our region and communities.

Since the adoption of the Smart City Framework (SCF) in December 2016, council has begun to digitise external systems to build our capacity and capability as a digital region.

Council developed the SCF with Telstra and Cisco and laid the policy framework for the initial three-year Smart City Implementation Plan (SCIP). As a result, foundational infrastructure is now available in the following locations:

  • Baringa
  • Beerwah
  • Bokarina
  • Caloundra
  • Landsborough
  • Palmwoods
  • Palmview
  • Maroochydore City Centre
  • Mass Transit Corridor upgrade
  • Mooloolaba
  • Mudjimba

Council is delivering smart city services to the region based on five areas:

  1. Early and regular contribution to plans, strategies, policies and projects
  2. Refine and prioritise ideas into solutions
  3. Provide specialised services
  4. Deploy specifications into standards
  5. Specify enabling smart infrastructure.

Smart city benefits

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
  • increasing local business competitiveness.

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More information

Email smartcity@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or contact the Smart City Team on (07) 5475 7272.

Awards

The Sunshine Coast has been named a global Top7 Intelligent Community in 2019 and 2020. They have also been named a Smart21 community seven times. The international awards program recognises the accomplishments of communities in developing inclusive prosperity on a foundation of information and communications technology.

The base six key indicators are:

  • broadband
  • knowledge workforce
  • innovation
  • digital inclusion
  • engagement
  • sustainability.