Smarter Living

City of Newcastle is leading the way as we transform into the next generation of smarter living. With our national award-winning Smart City Strategy, we’re working with a number of stakeholders to implement a range of initiatives that will make life easier – creating a smart, liveable and sustainable global future for Novocastrians.

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Smart Initiatives

Improved Transport

We're managing the impacts in the growth of Newcastle by introducing smarter parking options, driverless vehicles, on demand services, renewably powered electric vehicle charging stations and more

Connecting Community

Access free wifi, find out what’s happening on our digital touch screens and connect into our smart poles for easier street activation. Plus, our libraries are continuing to be cutting edge in digital programming, and our IQ event series bring...

Sustainable Future

We’re building the largest landfill solar farm in Australia, rolling out smart bin sensors that alert when a bin needs emptying and installing LED street lighting across the city to reduce our carbon emissions.

Emerging Industries

We’re attracting new businesses and diversifying our industries to encourage the future growth of our digital economy. We work with partners to make it easier to turn an idea into a reality.

Accessible Data

Open data will soon be available allowing our community to view emerging trends and identify potential entrepreneurial opportunities.

Strategy and Actions

The Newcastle Smart City Strategy is a collaborative strategic planning document that will guide Council and a wide range of stakeholders and partners towards a smart and innovative future.