Smart City Strategy and Action Plan

Strategy development 

Smart cities are usually categorised by three elements: technology, data, and innovation.

The need to develop a smart city strategy was identified during the consultation for the North Sydney Community Strategic Plan 2018-2028, which includes the Outcome 3.3 - North Sydney is Smart and Innovative.

Subsequently, Council developed the North Sydney Council Delivery Program 2018/19-2020/21, which includes the project - Develop a Smart City Strategy.

The North Sydney Smart City Strategy sets out the vision, principles and priorities, which will guide Council’s digital transformation journey from the outset. It is supported by a three-year Action Plan, which includes actions and performance measures, along with the responsible Council Departments. 

The Strategy and Action Plan are based on the following interrelated themes:

  1. Smart Travel
  2. Smart Infrastructure
  3. Smart Economy
  4. Smart Leadership
  5. Smart Sustainability
  6. Smart Community

Council adopted the Strategy and Action Plan on 23 September 2019, which can be viewed below:

Council will continue to engage with the community during implementation.


Key achievements in 2019/20


Smart Cities are Cities of the Future

Council held a joint webinar with the City of Darwin on 20 October 2020 as part of Spark Festival 2020.

North Sydney Smart City Strategy (3MB)

Economic Development Coordinator, North Sydney Council

#Smart Darwin (2MB)

Joshua Settler, GM Innovation, Growth and Development Services, City of Darwin

Hosted by Amanda Hudson, Community Development Librarian, North Sydney Council.


North Sydney Startup Ecosystem Report and North Sydney Startup Survey

In August 2020, Council partnered with Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sydney and a UTS student to undertake preliminary research into the North Sydney startup ecosystem.

Council is undertaking research to scope local startups as part of NSW Small Business Month. Feedback closes 20 December 2020.

The mapping exercise will help us build a database of the types of startups in our area, so Council and its partners can best support this sector.

For more information visit Your Say North Sydney


More information

For more information contact Economic Development Coordinator, on 9936 8100.