Supporting Local Innovation


North-West Tasmanian councils and organisations are able to apply for up to $5 million in funding to support smart technology projects for local communities.

Liberal Senator for Tasmania Stephen Parry said the Federal Government’s $50 million Smart Cities and Suburbs Programme is now open.

“The initiative supports the rollout of technology and data solutions for local communities across the country,” Senator Parry said.

“This is not just for metropolitan areas, with applications encouraged from regional Australia.

“A wide range of projects are expected to be developed such as traffic sensors, smart street lighting, or computer-generated programmes that support local services.

“I encourage any interested applicants to put forward technology proposals that provide solutions in our local community and could be potentially replicated nationwide.”

Local governments, private companies, not for profits and research organisations can apply for grants of between $100,000 and $5 million to fund up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs.
Applications are open until 30 June 2017.

The programme is supported by the Future Ready incubation series for councils that are looking to build smart cities know-how.

For more information and to download a copy of the Smart Cities and Suburbs guidelines, visit

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