Smart, Connected Brisbane

As Brisbane continues to grow rapidly, we need to harness opportunities to achieve cutting-edge, cost-effective and successful smart city outcomes by ensuring technological innovation is at the forefront of everything we do and encouraging open dialogue with business, industry and residents. 

Brisbane has its own unique smart city story which focuses on using smart, connected thinking to enable the delivery of the Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan and Brisbane Vision 2031

Brisbane City Council already incorporates information and communication technologies to enhance the quality and performance of urban services and actively fosters innovation and knowledge transfer.

To find out more, download Council's Smart, Connected Brisbane document in your preferred format. 

To keep up-to-date with Council's smart, connected innovations, you can: 

We've showcased a few initiatives to demonstrate our Smart, Connected Brisbane journey so far.

Smart, Connected Brisbane initiatives

Brisbane Innovate

Learn about how Council is using open innovation to make Brisbane an even better place to live, work and do business.

Brisbane Metro

Brisbane Metro will provide a high-frequency public transport system with the ability to move 22,000 people every hour.

Emergency priority

310 Brisbane intersections have been fitted with Emergency Vehicle Priority devices to provide emergency vehicles with a clear route to call outs.

Open data

Council releases open data for free to encourage third parties to develop apps, websites and tools to benefit Brisbane residents and business.

Smart watering

Council is harnessing the power of water to help maintain Brisbane's local sports clubs and parklands through smart watering.

A better Brisbane

Council has received more than 157 innovative submissions since Better Brisbane Proposals was introduced in mid-2015.

Food truck website

Brisbane's growing food truck industry has been boosted by Council's new website for mobile diners.

Free Wi-Fi network

More than 659,000 unique users a month take advantage of Council's free Wi-Fi network to help them stay connected as they move around.

Smart, Connected Brisbane video

Alternatively, watch the Smart, Connected Brisbane video on Council's YouTube channel.

How to get involved

Council's smart, connected processes use the collective wisdom of individuals, businesses, entrepreneurs, students, academics and government representatives to solve problems.

For more information on how to get involved phone Council on 07 3403 8888 during business hours and ask to speak to the Economic Development team.

Last updated:2 August 2019