Smart Cities
Artists Impression of Maroochydore City Centre
Smart Cities
  • Last updated:
  • 07 Sep 2016

The Smart City Framework (SCF) is a portfolio of 13 services. It has been 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.

The SCF has been developed to allow information and communication technology to enhance the livability, workability and sustainability of the Sunshine Coast region. Council has contributed significant intellectual property to identify 13 smart technologies ranging from Smart Power and Water to Smart Signage, WiFi and health services that should be incorporated into the Smart City. Council is committed to guiding the program to provide the right services in the right areas to get the most benefit for the investment.

Download the Smart City Framework Introduction Brochure[1655KB]

View the Smart City Introduction Video.

The Smart City Framework in action

Living Lab

The Living Lab in Caloundra is testing and trialling smart technology solutions such as lighting and parking before they are gradually installed across the region.

Smart Centre

Visit the Smart Centre in Bulcock Street, Caloundra to see real-time results from the Smart City Living Lab. The Smart Centre also highlights the Smart City technologies being used in the Bulcock Street streetscape upgrade.
Visiting hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm

Smart app

Council’s free app provides a wide variety of information about events like New Year’s Eve celebrations, getting the latest update on road closures during a storm or reporting a pothole.

You can download from the Apple or Play stores

Benefits to the community

Creating a Smart City has many benefits for the Sunshine Coast including:

  • lower carbon emissions, traffic congestion and energy use, which benefits both rate payers and the environment
  • improved city services by sharing data, which means less wait times and faster service
  • increased safety and a reduction in crime
  • attraction of more investment and new business to the area, which also attracts new talent, providing more employment opportunities.

To date the Smart City Framework team has spoken to over 20 stakeholder groups and consulted a global network of Smart City experts to select a portfolio of solutions that supports the vision and goals for the Maroochydore Priority Development Area, the enterprise corridor and the broader Sunshine Coast region.

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:

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