How Smart Places work

All Smart Places:

  1. Embed sensors and communications technology in infrastructure and the natural environment
  2. Use the sensors and technology solutions to capture, safely store and make government-acquired data available
  3. Communicate information and insights using the data to drive decisions.

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In NSW, we seek to design smart solutions relevant to a place and its people. This can be a street or neighbourhood, a local government area, or a region in either the city or country. We work with place owners to:

  • Consider the purpose and future ambitions of a place; its people; and challenges and opportunities.
  • Work with local people to identify smart solutions to help the place achieve its ambitions, realising opportunities and overcoming challenges.
  • Test and trial solutions, finding approaches that can be scaled across other places with similar needs.

We use the term ‘Smart Place’ instead of smart city, to recognise this place-based approach to smart planning.

Related information

Smart Places Strategy
Smart Places Strategy
2018 NSW State Infrastructure Strategy
2018 NSW State Infrastructure Strategy
Digital.NSW Beyond Digital Strategy
Digital.NSW Beyond Digital Strategy