Smart Cities and Suburbs Program

The $50 million Smart Cities and Suburbs Program is supporting the delivery of innovative smart city projects that improve the liveability, productivity and sustainability of cities and towns across Australia.

On 17 November 2017, the Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, the Hon. Angus Taylor MP, announced the outcomes of Round 1. Fifty-two projects will benefit from a total of $28.5 million in Australian Government funding, across all states and territories.

Round 1 was highly competitive, with 176 applications received. Successful projects are being co-funded by partners including local governments, industry, research organisations and the private sector. This significant investment equates to almost $40 million, or around $1.40 for every Australian Government dollar.

A second funding round is expected to open for applications in the first half of 2018.

Further information on Round 1 of the program, including the assessment process, is available in the program guidelines and on business.gov.au.

Successful projects from Round 1 are listed below. Project information is also available on the Digital Marketplace’s Smart Cities Collaboration Platform.

Assistant Minister Taylor’s media release is available here.

New to smart cities and smart technology? Get Future Ready

Local governments that are new to smart cities and smart technology can register for the Future Ready incubation series. The series complements the program and builds smart cities capability. More information and registration details are available on the Future Ready page.


Round 1 Successful Projects

Project Title
Lead applicant
Project location
Grant Amount
Co-contribution
Total
ACT
Smart Precinct Woden
Ecospectral Pty Ltd
Woden, ACT
$110,000
$110,000
$220,000
TAS
Launceston City 3D modelling
Launceston City Council
Launceston, TAS
$1,580,000
$2,056,800
$3,636,800
NT
Switching on Darwin
City of Darwin
Darwin City, NT
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
$10,000,000
Smart Ways to Reduce Waste, Alice Springs
Charles Darwin University
Alice Springs, NT
$251,410
$251,411
$502,821
SA
Heywood Park Smart City Precinct
Corporation of the City of Unley
Heywood Park Unley, SA
$240,000
$240,000
$480,000
Smart Access to Community Services, Mid Murray Region
Mid Murray Council
Mid Murray Region, SA
$195,426
$353,854
$549,280
Smart Tourist Town, Kapunda
Light Regional Council
Kapunda, SA
$159,224
$840,000
$999,224
Connected Cities, Prospect
City of Prospect
City of Prospect, City of Burnside, City of Port Adelaide Enfield, City of Playford, Campbelltown City Council areas of SA
$144,900
$145,000
$289,900
Smart Active Transport, Port Adelaide
City of Port Adelaide Enfield
Port Adelaide, SA
$100,000
$100,000
$200,000
Connecting Communities in Alexandrina
Alexandrina Council
Goolwa, Ashbourne, Strathalbyn, Port Elliot, Langhorne Creek, Milyang and Mount Compass, SA
$100,000
$154,920
$254,920
QLD
Reducing Urban Impacts on the Great Barrier Reef
Cairns Regional Council
Cairns City, QLD
$827,894
$827,894
$1,655,788
Smart Parking, North Lakes
Moreton Bay Regional Council
North Lakes, QLD
$450,000
$450,000
$900,000
Interactive Development Platform, Ipswich
V2i Pty Ltd
Ripley Valley, Ipswich, QLD
$333,000
$407,000
$740,000
Sustainable Urban Growth, Bells Creek
The University of Queensland
Bells Creek, QLD
$205,000
$235,000
$440,000
Yeppoon Town Centre Smart Precinct Project
Livingstone Shire Council
Yeppoon, QLD
$200,000
$200,000
$400,000
Automated Traffic Management, Fraser Coast
Fraser Coast Regional Council
Maryborough and Hervey Bay, QLD
$152,500
$152,500
$305,000
Digital Permits for Disability Parking, Rockhampton
Rockhampton Regional Council
Rockhampton City, QLD
$125,000
$125,000
$250,000
Streamlined Access to Community Services, Moreton Bay
Moreton Bay Regional Council
Moreton Bay Regional Council, QLD
$100,000
$100,000
$200,000
WA
Resilient Energy and Water Systems, Fremantle
Curtin University
Fremantle, WA
$2,578,099
$5,682,914
$8,261,013
Smart Cities Collaboration, Perth
City of Perth
Perth, WA
$1,314,494
$1,314,494
$2,628,988
Smart Monitoring and Management, Yellagonga Wetlands
City of Joondalup
Yellagonga Regional Park, WA
$867,000
$1,182,000
$2,049,000
RailSmart Planning, Wanneroo
University of Western Australia
Wanneroo, WA
$500,000
$500,000
$1,000,000
Automated Vehicle Trial, Perth
RAC WA Holdings Pty Ltd
South Perth, WA
$490,000
$490,000
$980,000
Solar Energy Solutions, Broome
Waardi Limited
Broome, WA
$190,200
$190,300
$380,500
Energy Efficient Housing, South Perth
City of Gosnells
City of Gosnells, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and City of Armadale council areas, WA
$132,781
$132,782
$265,563
Smart Emergency and Fire Management, Collie
Shire of Collie
Collie, WA
$118,088
$128,088
$246,176
VIC
Latrobe Valley Sensor Network
Attentis Pty Ltd
Morwell - Latrobe Valley, VIC
$731,170
$731,170
$1,462,340
Clever and Creative Geelong
City of Greater Geelong
Geelong, VIC
$415,000
$581,000
$996,000
Interactive city management in Melbourne
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Brimbank City, Kingston City, Port Phillip City, VIC
$400,000
$471,045
$871,045
3D City Planning of Moreland Council
Moreland City Council
Moreland City Council area, VIC
$396,900
$407,300
$804,200
Smart Planning and Design, Melbourne
Melbourne City Council
Melbourne, VIC
$350,000
$350,000
$700,000
Smart Planning, Werribee
Wyndham City Council
Werribee, VIC
$294,820
$300,000
$594,820
Smart Redevelopment, Victoria
Maroondah City Council
City of Maroondah, VIC
$225,000
$225,000
$450,000
Smart Community Services for the Southern Grampians
Southern Grampians Shire Council
Southern Grampians Shire, Hamilton, VIC
$150,000
$150,000
$300,000
City of Yarra Smart Waste Program
Connectsus Pty Ltd
City of Yarra, VIC
$120,000
$120,000
$240,000
Smart Active Transport - Urban Heat Maps for Bendigo
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Bendigo, VIC
$118,235
$130,000
$248,235
Smart Transport and Precinct Planning, Atherstone
Lendlease Communities (Atherstone) Pty Ltd,
Melton, VIC
$100,000
$100,000
$200,000
NSW
Smart Move Newcastle: Intelligent Mobility, Energy and Data Networks
Newcastle City Council
Newcastle, NSW
$4,983,680
$10,008,926
$14,992,606
Smart Transport, Macquarie Park
Macquarie University
Macquarie Park, NSW
$499,000
$500,000
$999,000
Smart Regional City, Queanbeyan
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
Queanbeyan, NSW
$452,168
$452,168
$904,336
Liveable Neighbourhoods in Lake Macquarie and Sydney City
University of Technology Sydney
Lake Macquarie and Sydney City, NSW
$433,000
$433,000
$866,000
Energy Data for Smart Decision Making
Australian PV Institute Limited
Byron Bay NSW, Bendigo VIC, Ku-ring-gai NSW, Waverly NSW, Banyule VIC, Canterbury NSW, Bankstown NSW, Northern Beaches of Sydney NSW, Manningham, VIC, Towong
$430,000
$462,000
$892,000
Smart Transport, Randwick
NOUS Technology Pty Ltd
Randwick, NSW
$400,000
$420,000
$820,000
Smart Mobility, Sydney
The Council of the City of Sydney
Sydney, NSW
$340,000
$340,000
$680,000
Smart Community Infrastructure, Sydney
The University of New South Wales
Georges City Council, NSW
$296,943
$360,799
$657,742
Community WI-FI and Open Data, Bathurst
Bathurst Regional Council
Bathurst, NSW
$152,500
$152,500
$305,000
Smart Strategic Plannning, Byron
Byron Shire Council
Mullumbimby, NSW
$143,125
$144,375
$287,500
Smart Active Transport, Liverpool
Liverpool City Council
Liverpool, NSW
$120,000
$120,000
$240,000
3D Technology for Urban Planning in Woollahra
Council of the Municipality of Woollahra
Woollahra, NSW
$115,000
$185,000
$300,000
Smart parking, Central Coast
Central Coast Council
Terrigal and Gosford, NSW
$113,657
$163,658
$277,315
Goldenfields Water App
Goldenfields Water County Council
Temora, NSW
$100,000
$100,000
$200,000
Community Participation in Smart Urban Planning for Logan and Canada Bay
University of Sydney
Logan, QLD and Canada Bay, NSW
$100,000
$100,000
$200,000


The $50 million Smart Cities and Suburbs Program is supporting the delivery of innovative smart city projects that improve the liveability, productivity and sustainability of cities and towns across Australia.

On 17 November 2017, the Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, the Hon. Angus Taylor MP, announced the outcomes of Round 1. Fifty-two projects will benefit from a total of $28.5 million in Australian Government funding, across all states and territories.

Round 1 was highly competitive, with 176 applications received. Successful projects are being co-funded by partners including local governments, industry, research organisations and the private sector. This significant investment equates to almost $40 million, or around $1.40 for every Australian Government dollar.

A second funding round is expected to open for applications in the first half of 2018.

Further information on Round 1 of the program, including the assessment process, is available in the program guidelines and on business.gov.au.

Successful projects from Round 1 are listed below. Project information is also available on the Digital Marketplace’s Smart Cities Collaboration Platform.

Assistant Minister Taylor’s media release is available here.

New to smart cities and smart technology? Get Future Ready

Local governments that are new to smart cities and smart technology can register for the Future Ready incubation series. The series complements the program and builds smart cities capability. More information and registration details are available on the Future Ready page.


Round 1 Successful Projects

Project Title
Lead applicant
Project location
Grant Amount
Co-contribution
Total
ACT
Smart Precinct Woden
Ecospectral Pty Ltd
Woden, ACT
$110,000
$110,000
$220,000
TAS
Launceston City 3D modelling
Launceston City Council
Launceston, TAS
$1,580,000
$2,056,800
$3,636,800
NT
Switching on Darwin
City of Darwin
Darwin City, NT
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
$10,000,000
Smart Ways to Reduce Waste, Alice Springs
Charles Darwin University
Alice Springs, NT
$251,410
$251,411
$502,821
SA
Heywood Park Smart City Precinct
Corporation of the City of Unley
Heywood Park Unley, SA
$240,000
$240,000
$480,000
Smart Access to Community Services, Mid Murray Region
Mid Murray Council
Mid Murray Region, SA
$195,426
$353,854
$549,280
Smart Tourist Town, Kapunda
Light Regional Council
Kapunda, SA
$159,224
$840,000
$999,224
Connected Cities, Prospect
City of Prospect
City of Prospect, City of Burnside, City of Port Adelaide Enfield, City of Playford, Campbelltown City Council areas of SA
$144,900
$145,000
$289,900
Smart Active Transport, Port Adelaide
City of Port Adelaide Enfield
Port Adelaide, SA
$100,000
$100,000
$200,000
Connecting Communities in Alexandrina
Alexandrina Council
Goolwa, Ashbourne, Strathalbyn, Port Elliot, Langhorne Creek, Milyang and Mount Compass, SA
$100,000
$154,920
$254,920
QLD
Reducing Urban Impacts on the Great Barrier Reef
Cairns Regional Council
Cairns City, QLD
$827,894
$827,894
$1,655,788
Smart Parking, North Lakes
Moreton Bay Regional Council
North Lakes, QLD
$450,000
$450,000
$900,000
Interactive Development Platform, Ipswich
V2i Pty Ltd
Ripley Valley, Ipswich, QLD
$333,000
$407,000
$740,000
Sustainable Urban Growth, Bells Creek
The University of Queensland
Bells Creek, QLD
$205,000
$235,000
$440,000
Yeppoon Town Centre Smart Precinct Project
Livingstone Shire Council
Yeppoon, QLD
$200,000
$200,000
$400,000
Automated Traffic Management, Fraser Coast
Fraser Coast Regional Council
Maryborough and Hervey Bay, QLD
$152,500
$152,500
$305,000
Digital Permits for Disability Parking, Rockhampton
Rockhampton Regional Council
Rockhampton City, QLD
$125,000
$125,000
$250,000
Streamlined Access to Community Services, Moreton Bay
Moreton Bay Regional Council
Moreton Bay Regional Council, QLD
$100,000
$100,000
$200,000
WA
Resilient Energy and Water Systems, Fremantle
Curtin University
Fremantle, WA
$2,578,099
$5,682,914
$8,261,013
Smart Cities Collaboration, Perth
City of Perth
Perth, WA
$1,314,494
$1,314,494
$2,628,988
Smart Monitoring and Management, Yellagonga Wetlands
City of Joondalup
Yellagonga Regional Park, WA
$867,000
$1,182,000
$2,049,000
RailSmart Planning, Wanneroo
University of Western Australia
Wanneroo, WA
$500,000
$500,000
$1,000,000
Automated Vehicle Trial, Perth
RAC WA Holdings Pty Ltd
South Perth, WA
$490,000
$490,000
$980,000
Solar Energy Solutions, Broome
Waardi Limited
Broome, WA
$190,200
$190,300
$380,500
Energy Efficient Housing, South Perth
City of Gosnells
City of Gosnells, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and City of Armadale council areas, WA
$132,781
$132,782
$265,563
Smart Emergency and Fire Management, Collie
Shire of Collie
Collie, WA
$118,088
$128,088
$246,176
VIC
Latrobe Valley Sensor Network
Attentis Pty Ltd
Morwell - Latrobe Valley, VIC
$731,170
$731,170
$1,462,340
Clever and Creative Geelong
City of Greater Geelong
Geelong, VIC
$415,000
$581,000
$996,000
Interactive city management in Melbourne
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Brimbank City, Kingston City, Port Phillip City, VIC
$400,000
$471,045
$871,045
3D City Planning of Moreland Council
Moreland City Council
Moreland City Council area, VIC
$396,900
$407,300
$804,200
Smart Planning and Design, Melbourne
Melbourne City Council
Melbourne, VIC
$350,000
$350,000
$700,000
Smart Planning, Werribee
Wyndham City Council
Werribee, VIC
$294,820
$300,000
$594,820
Smart Redevelopment, Victoria
Maroondah City Council
City of Maroondah, VIC
$225,000
$225,000
$450,000
Smart Community Services for the Southern Grampians
Southern Grampians Shire Council
Southern Grampians Shire, Hamilton, VIC
$150,000
$150,000
$300,000
City of Yarra Smart Waste Program
Connectsus Pty Ltd
City of Yarra, VIC
$120,000
$120,000
$240,000
Smart Active Transport - Urban Heat Maps for Bendigo
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Bendigo, VIC
$118,235
$130,000
$248,235
Smart Transport and Precinct Planning, Atherstone
Lendlease Communities (Atherstone) Pty Ltd,
Melton, VIC
$100,000
$100,000
$200,000
NSW
Smart Move Newcastle: Intelligent Mobility, Energy and Data Networks
Newcastle City Council
Newcastle, NSW
$4,983,680
$10,008,926
$14,992,606
Smart Transport, Macquarie Park
Macquarie University
Macquarie Park, NSW
$499,000
$500,000
$999,000
Smart Regional City, Queanbeyan
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
Queanbeyan, NSW
$452,168
$452,168
$904,336
Liveable Neighbourhoods in Lake Macquarie and Sydney City
University of Technology Sydney
Lake Macquarie and Sydney City, NSW
$433,000
$433,000
$866,000
Energy Data for Smart Decision Making
Australian PV Institute Limited
Byron Bay NSW, Bendigo VIC, Ku-ring-gai NSW, Waverly NSW, Banyule VIC, Canterbury NSW, Bankstown NSW, Northern Beaches of Sydney NSW, Manningham, VIC, Towong
$430,000
$462,000
$892,000
Smart Transport, Randwick
NOUS Technology Pty Ltd
Randwick, NSW
$400,000
$420,000
$820,000
Smart Mobility, Sydney
The Council of the City of Sydney
Sydney, NSW
$340,000
$340,000
$680,000
Smart Community Infrastructure, Sydney
The University of New South Wales
Georges City Council, NSW
$296,943
$360,799
$657,742
Community WI-FI and Open Data, Bathurst
Bathurst Regional Council
Bathurst, NSW
$152,500
$152,500
$305,000
Smart Strategic Plannning, Byron
Byron Shire Council
Mullumbimby, NSW
$143,125
$144,375
$287,500
Smart Active Transport, Liverpool
Liverpool City Council
Liverpool, NSW
$120,000
$120,000
$240,000
3D Technology for Urban Planning in Woollahra
Council of the Municipality of Woollahra
Woollahra, NSW
$115,000
$185,000
$300,000
Smart parking, Central Coast
Central Coast Council
Terrigal and Gosford, NSW
$113,657
$163,658
$277,315
Goldenfields Water App
Goldenfields Water County Council
Temora, NSW
$100,000
$100,000
$200,000
Community Participation in Smart Urban Planning for Logan and Canada Bay
University of Sydney
Logan, QLD and Canada Bay, NSW
$100,000
$100,000
$200,000