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Smart Places Acceleration Program

The $45 million NSW Smart Places Acceleration Program helps place owners – including councils, government agencies, property owners, and regional organisations – partner with the State Government to solve problems and improve the quality of life for communities across regional and metropolitan NSW.

We have fully allocated $45 million through the Smart Places Acceleration Program.

Read about the initiatives that received funding.

We still want to connect the State Government to great ideas.

Share your ideas so we can build partnerships across industry, the innovation and research sector, councils and government and establish a pipeline of initiatives if future funding is made available.

  • Support economic and community recovery post COVID-19
  • Encourage partnerships with and co-investment from local councils and industry to deliver smart place initiatives
  • Support advancement and implementation of the NSW Smart Places Strategy
  • Ensure NSW remains the leading state in implementing Smart Places initiatives

Program Guidelines (PDF, 1921.85 KB) eligibility requirements, evaluation framework and pipeline prioritisation process.

We are not funding any new initiatives at the moment.

You can use an online form to express your interest in partnering with the NSW Government on a solution or initiative, and we will seek partnerships for you.

These details will also be retained if future funding of the Smart Places Acceleration Program is made available.

Download and view the guide to Submitting an application for the Smart Places Acceleration Program (PDF, 283.2 KB).

The Smart Places Acceleration Program was made possible by a $45 million reservation under the Digital Restart Fund.

Find out more about the Digital Restart Fund.

Funded initiatives

Read more about the initiatives that have received a co-investment through the Smart Places Acceleration Program.

Share your ideas

Fill in an online form to express your interest in partnering with the NSW Government on a solution using connected technologies and data solutions.

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