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

Key achievements in 2019/20 include:


North Sydney Startup Survey

Council is undertaking research to scope local startups as part of NSW Small Business Month. Feedback closes 31 October 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. This is a priority activity identified in the Smart City Strategy.

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.

For more information visit Your Say North Sydney.


More information

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