The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is a self-governing territory in the south east of Australia. The only city in the ACT is Canberra, the capital city of Australia. The estimated resident population of the ACT as at 30 June 2015 was 390,757 persons.

Smart City Development

The ACT Government is committed to evolving Canberra into a smart and connected digital city, through leading-edge initiatives like the CBRfree WiFi network, one of Australia’s largest free outdoor public WiFi networks, and an integrated smart parking network currently being trialled in one of our boutique shopping districts.

The ACT Government’s smart city program utilises smart partnerships, smart policy and smart technology to ensure Canberra remains the world’s most liveable city.

Smart City Strategy

The ACT Government is developing a Smart City Strategy and is seeking input from across the community, industry and academic sectors on how we can use technology, digital platforms and real-time data to drive better outcomes for Canberra and the region. Representatives of peak bodies, industry and academia joined the Smart City team on 10 April 2017 for a forum on the smart city challenges and opportunities for Canberra and the region. For further information, please visit the ACT Government Website.

Contact Point for the World Cities Project: 

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

The Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate promotes sustainable living and resource use, strengthens the Territory’s response to climate change, and provides a planning and land use system that contributes to the sustainable development of the ACT.

The Directorate’s aim is to lead the Territory in developing and implementing targeted policies and programs that address environment protection and sustainability, nature conservation, heritage, water and energy security, sustainable urban design, and sustainable transport and spatial planning.

More information about ACT’s cooperation within the World Cities project can be found here:

Canberra_EU Delegation Presentation 2017