Achieved Phase 2018

Install a modern ambient sound system in the Darwin CBD

Enabling Smarter Communities


Prepare to install a modern ambient sound system in the Darwin CBD through the Smart Cities initiative.


The City of Darwin is looking to install a central sound system in the Smith Street Mall to introduce new wi-fi based audio capabilities that will support performances and events.

The City of Darwin will be actively applying digital technology to deliver a number of community improvement initiatives.


The sound system will be available to provide support for community events without requiring separate and costly audio installations for each event.

The use of music and sounds will improve city ambience and reduce loiterers.

2019 progress update

A modern ambient sound system has been installed in the Mall and it is planned to extend the system to other areas such as Bicentennial Park in 2020.

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