Smart cities and suburbs program

Local communities are encouraged to have their say before January 20 to help shape a Federal Government program on developing technology solutions for rollout across Australia.

Communities of all sizes will be able to apply for funding under the program. The Federal Government looking for digital and data solutions which solve everyday urban problems and have the potential to be scaled up and delivered Australia-wide.

The Smart Cities and Suburbs Program aims to deploy new ideas not yet seen in Australia.

When the first funding round opens, eligible applicants will be able to apply for up to $5 million in Federal grant funding. At least $10 million will be available to support smaller projects with a total value under $1 million.

Organisations and anyone interested in the program can download the draft guidelines and provide comment until January 20 through the Government’s Cities website cities.dpmc.gov.au.

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