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Googong Smart Community: Smart Suburb Blueprint


Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

Googong, New South Wales

Project stage



Start date: 08 October 2018
End date: 14 June 2020

Project value

Australian Government funding:


  • Googong Township Pty Ltd
  • OneWifi
  • Huon Contractors
  • Calibre Consulting
  • Aecom
  • GHD

Focus area

  • City and community planning

Project type

  • Smart lighting
  • Active lifestyle/mobility
  • Smart hub/precinct
  • Smart parking
  • Smart waste
  • Smart irrigation
  • Smart amenity management
  • Environmental monitoring

Technology type

  • Internet of Things
  • Wi-Fi
  • CCTV
  • Network infrastructure
  • Data Management (Data platform, open data, data privacy and security, blockchains, standards)
  • Smartphone applications
  • Hardware
  • Environmental sensors
  • Smart poles
  • Online portal

Project summary

The Googong Smart Community: Smart Suburbs Blueprint aims to better integrate smart technology into new suburbs. The Googong development in Queanbeyan will be a smart suburb showcase, leveraging smart technology to drive better outcomes, both during initial suburb development, and then subsequently as the suburb becomes a living community.

Project outcomes include improved resource efficiency, community health, urban amenity, safety, suburb design/delivery, and innovation. To scale up these outcomes, the project will also deliver an open source Smart Suburbs Blueprint that other councils and developers can use to create new smart suburbs for Australia.

In May 2020, street lighting and fiber deployment was complete with parkland elements being installed/commissioned.

The challenge

To integrate smart technology into a township under construction to drive better outcomes, both during initial suburb development, and then subsequently as the suburb becomes a living community.


Increasing the depth and breadth of data collection during suburb development and beyond. Data collection will fall across facilities such as carparking and waste management but will also look to collect environmental data to monitor the impact during a suburb development and once fully developed. This will allow local councils and developers to better plan communities in the future to provide improved community spaces.


Residents will feel safer and have an online resource centre to better utilise community spaces. The local council will, in time, have historic data to enable better management and maintenance deployment across the township i.e. waste management.

Lessons learned

* start the process for connection with NBN sooner.

Contact details

Name: Tim Corby
Phone: 0488 242 846
Email: tim.corby@peet.com.au