Draft Smart City and Innovation Strategy

A thriving and connected Parramatta starts with collaboration and evolves with innovation.

Our draft Smart City and Innovation Strategy is a 10-year strategy that builds on the Smart City Masterplan 2015. It ensures that as Parramatta evolves to be Sydney’s Central City, we are best equipped to use data and emerging technology to tackle challenges including community wellbeing, limited resources, increased density, congestion, and environmental risks at a local level.

Why do we need a Smart City and Innovation Strategy?

Parramatta has been on its smart city journey for more than a decade. As Sydney's Central City, Parramatta faces significant challenges. To manage these issues, we need innovative ideas and solutions at a local level.

Cities that embrace smart and innovative solutions can see improved outcomes in areas such as sustainability, economic growth, and quality of life for residents, workers and visitors. For example, cities that use smart grid technology have shown reductions in energy consumption, and cities that implement smart public transportation systems have less congestion and better air quality.

What you have told us so far?

We recognise the importance of involving our community in our planning and decision-making process. Community engagement has been at the core of the development of this draft Strategy.

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Our vision

A vibrant, sustainable, and connected centre of innovation that fosters the exchange of ideas.

Our vision for Parramatta is a thriving hub where people connect, collaborate, and exchange ideas. Building on the long-term vision established in our Community Strategic Plan 2018-2038 (CSP) and through consultation with the community and stakeholders, the draft Smart City and Innovation Strategy outlines our plan to make this vision a reality.

Our priorities

For more details around specific actions we'll take to achieve this vision and how they'll be monitored, see the Community Summary and the draft Strategy.

>> Thank you for getting involved

We checked back in with you for further comment before finalising the draft Strategy for Council endorsement.

Thank you for having your say on the draft Smart City and Innovation Strategy by 5pm on Monday 16 October 2023 by filling in the online submission form, emailing Council or chatting with the project team at pop-ups.

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