The Council of Capital City Lord Mayors warmly welcome the Federal Government’s renewed involvement in Australia’s cities through the Smart Cities Agenda, and have been calling for greater Federal engagement in urban policy for over twenty years.

CCCLM welcomes the $50m funding for the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program, but notes that the number of quality applications submitted may well significantly outweigh the grant money available. CCCLM believes that the limited budget of $10 million for the first round will severely limit the number of projects, and recommends an alternative of $20 million being available for the first year to enable more pilots.

The CCCLM's submission to the Smart Cities & Surburbs program's guidelines contains key recommendations to encourage applications which demonstrate projects that have a strategic outcome to the Federal Government Smart Cities agenda.

 

CCCLM Smart Cities and Suburbs Guidelines response 250117