Smart technology and innovation

Smart cities have an important role to play in helping to address the challenges faced by our city. 

We are working to create a smart city that puts people at the centre of everything we do.

We are using smart technology and data to support real needs, inform good decision making and improve service delivery.

Yarra’s Smart City Approach

Our approach focuses on six areas to help build a resilient, connected and sustainable city: 

Engaged community, enhanced liveability, responsive environment, sustainable economy, resilient council, smart infrastrucutre

Read more about our Smart City Roadmap.

Smart City Initiatives

We have already achieved a lot in our smart city journey. Select the links below to learn more about some of our key projects.

  • Yarra CityLab

    We have set up Yarra's smart city office and innovation hub.

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  • Community Lighting Workshop

    We are exploring how lighting impacts perceptions of safety at night.

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  • Safe and Liveable Victoria Street

    We are using smart technology to reactivate public spaces.

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  • LUMI – The Light Art Wall

    We are lighting up Yarra with an interactive glow-in-the-dark community art wall.

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  • Yarra Smart Benches

    We are providing free WiFi and phone charging in our parks and open spaces.

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  • Smart Public Housing Project

    We are working to improve digital outcomes for our public housing communities.

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  • Yarra Smart Pole Project

    We are providing free WiFi and smart city services in our public spaces.

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  • Cremorne Digital Infrastructure Project

    We are helping to connect Cremorne with free WiFi and smart city services.

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  • Smart Movement Sensors

    We are using smart data to understand movement across our city.

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  • Yarra STEAM Labs

    We are reimagining our much-loved after-school program for kids.

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  • Yarra Science Play

    We are helping primary students build skills for their future.

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  • Thinxtra

    We are connecting our smart sensors with a low power, low use network.

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