Connecting Community

Free wifi

Watch this space, we’ll soon be offering free public wifi through our smart poles around the CBD.

Street events

We’re introducing a new version of street lighting in all future developments of shopping precincts – they’re called smart poles and can do a range of smart city functions. One of them is to provide the public access to power, which makes it easy for event managers to create vibrant and activated spaces.

Smart screens

Find out what’s happening in the city with our new digital touch screens that will soon be installed at Market Street Lawn and Museum Place. Promoting the latest news, events and nearby local attractions, our new smart screens allow us to share information with our residents and visitors freely.

City App

We’re developing a digital solution to meet the expectations of our community, which provides existing City of Newcastle information onto a single platform that helps residents and visitors get the most from our city. Coupling exciting emerging technologies like augmented reality with geo-location and real-time city information, the City App will bring the stories and places of the city to life and lets everyone discover Newcastle.

Library makerspace

Our libraries have a variety of innovative activities as part of their makerspace programming to enhance our digital transformation. Check their website for more information.