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Leading digital city

Our vision is to be Australia's leading digital city by 2021.

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Digital city

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Internet of Things (IoT)

Our network will enable diversified large-scale IoT applications throughout the Gold Coast.

Internet of Things
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Telecommunications

We are investing in our own telecommunications network to improve services, speeds and costs.

Telecommunications
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Fibre optic network

We are the first council in Australia to invest in a carrier-grade fibre optic network.

Fibre optic network
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Free Wi-fi

The Surf Network provides free, fast and reliable Wi-Fi services across the Gold Coast.

Free Wi-Fi
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Data intelligence

Our analytics and integration platform enables us to use complex data to redesign how we live, connect and grow.

Data intelligence
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Digital city initiatives

We're leading the City’s adoption of automation, Artificial Intelligence, blockchain and other cutting-edge technologies.

Digital city initiatives

The Digital City Program is transforming how we live, connect and grow.

The Program was established in 2016 to lead and coordinate digital and smart city initiatives across the Gold Coast, with the view of being Australia’s leading digital city by 2021.

The Program is delivered through four inter-related work streams: data gathering, data transmission, data analysis and projects.

Citywide benefits of the Digital City Program include:

  • design, testing and implementation of new service delivery models to better service residents and visitors
  • enhancement of the City’s operational and telecommunications networks – including, for example the security camera network to enhance public safety
  • real-time management systems to improved liveability and sustainability
  • delivery of future-thinking, smart city initiatives to enhance the customer experience and reduce operational costs
  • provide telecommunications services to support the growth of the local economy
  • enable collection and integration of data to inform decision making
  • revenue generation through leasing of infrastructure.

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