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Smart Cities and Suburbs Program


The $50 million Smart Cities and Suburbs Program is supporting the delivery of innovative smart city projects that improve the livability, productivity and sustainability of cities and towns across Australia.

Round Two open for applications

On 2 May the Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, announced the opening of a second round of the Program, with around $22 million of funding available through a competitive grant process.

Round Two of the Program will be open for applications from 2 May through to 5pm AEST on 2 July 2018.

Round Two encourages applications for collaborative projects, led by local governments, which apply innovative technology solutions to urban challenges, delivering economic, social and environmental benefits.

Some changes to the Program Guidelines for Round Two have been made based on stakeholder feedback and learnings from Round One. These changes include:

  • Requirement for local government bodies to be lead applicants.
  • An increase of the minimum grant amount to $250,000, with a co-contribution of at least 50 per cent of the total project costs.
  • Streamlining the guidelines related to innovation to ensure that projects go beyond business as usual and provide smart technology solutions to community challenges.

For information on how to apply visit: https://www.business.gov.au/smart-cities-and-suburbs

Round One outcome

On 17 November 2017, the successful projects of Round One of the Program were announced. Forty nine projects will benefit from a total of $27.7 million in Australian Government funding, across all states and territories.

Round One was highly competitive, with 176 applications received. Successful projects are being co-funded by partners including local governments, industry, research organisations and the private sector. This significant investment equates to almost $36 million, or around $1.30 for every Australian Government dollar.

Successful projects from Round One are listed below. Project information is also available on the Digital Marketplace’s Smart Cities Collaboration Platform.

New to smart cities and smart technology? Get Future Ready

Local governments that are new to smart cities and smart technology can access material from the Future Ready incubation series. The series ran between May and December 2017 to complement the program and build smart cities capability.


Round One Successful Projects

Project Title

Lead applicant

Project location

Grant Amount

Co-contribution

Total project value

Australian Capital Territory

Smart Precinct Woden

Ecospectral Pty Ltd

Woden, ACT

$110,000

$110,000

$220,000

Sensor technology for temperature, lighting and motion will be installed in buildings and bus interchanges in Woden, ACT to provide real-time analysis of, and response, to people in the built environment. Sensors will allow energy systems to be automatically adjusted in response to usage, leading to reduced energy consumption and improved safety and security.

New South Wales

Smart Move Newcastle: Intelligent Mobility, Energy and Data

Newcastle City Council

Newcastle, NSW

$4,983,680

$8,535,865

$13,519,545

The project will deliver a city-scale transport, energy and digital infrastructure network including laser-enabled roadside poles, solar and battery powered electric vehicle charge points, smart bus stops and smart parking. This infrastructure will be the Australian benchmark for integrated urban systems at a city scale, available to peers for replication nationally and internationally.

Liveable Neighbourhoods in Lake Macquarie and Sydney City

University of Technology Sydney

Lake Macquarie and Sydney City, NSW

$433,000

$433,000

$866,000

This project will build and test an environmental platform providing data on heat, air quality and noise. This platform will be of benefit to councils as it will facilitate more efficient and targeted management responses to urban heat, poor air quality and noise.

Smart Strategic Plannning, Byron

Byron Shire Council

Mullumbimby, NSW

$143,125

$144,375

$287,500

The project will develop 3D mapping tools that use virtual reality to engage communities directly in complex urban planning. This will benefit the community as visualisation of planned decisions will support better informed engagement in development decisions and demonstrate the benefits of urban growth in regional and rural settings.

Smart Social Spaces, Georges River Council

The University of New South Wales

Georges River Council, NSW

$296,943

$360,799

$657,742

This project will install sensors on street furniture and use behaviour and social media mapping to record real time use of urban furnishings in public spaces. This will benefit local government by allowing evidence based management of public space and infrastructure.

Smart Transport, Macquarie Park

Macquarie University

Macquarie Park, NSW

$499,000

$500,000

$999,000

This project will deliver 3D city modelling using population mobility data derived from mobile phone towers as well as data on other variables such as education and energy, transport and land use. This modelling will provide information on how sectors of the population interact with the city facilitating evidence based decision for future investments and planning.

Smart Cities, Smart Liverpool, Smart Pedestrians

Liverpool City Council

Liverpool, NSW

$120,000

$120,000

$240,000

This project will use smart phone detection technology for real-time measurement of pedestrian and car movements. This real time data will benefit the community by enabling the council to make informed decisions about transport and urban planning, accommodating population growth impacts on mobility.

3D Technology for Urban Planning in Woollahra

Council of the Municipality of Woollahra

Woollahra, NSW

$115,000

$185,000

$300,000

This project will implement the latest 3D technologies to develop a new platform where the community can access a 3D representation of the current building environment, development approvals and proposed planning changes. This will benefit the council by increasing engagement of the community and stakeholders in the planning and development of the local urban environment.

Smart Mobility, Sydney

The Council of the City of Sydney

Sydney, NSW

$340,000

$340,000

$680,000

The project will invest in walking counting technology at a large scale across the local government area to collect data on people movement. Data will be publically available and allow for evidence-based decisions for future investment in infrastructure planning, waste collection, city maintenance, pedestrian infrastructure, late night activity areas, safety improvements and event planning.

Goldenfields MyH2O App

Goldenfields Water County Council

Temora, NSW

$100,000

$100,000

$200,000

This project will invest in the development of a MyH2O mobile app to allow council consumers to access their hourly water usage via smart phones or tablets to track daily water usage and costs, set consumption targets and receive alerts if targets are exceeded or leaks are detected. Real time access to water consumption data will benefit residents by assisting them to reduce consumption and prevent bill shock.

Smart Regional City, Queanbeyan

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

Queanbeyan, NSW

$452,168

$452,168

$904,336

This project will integrate smart services (parking, lighting, sensors) 3D digital city modelling and open data in Queanbeyan-Palerang. This will benefit the community by stimulating economic and business development and improving council services.

Smart parking, Central Coast

Central Coast Council

Terrigal and Gosford, NSW

$104,735.00

$150,812

$255,547

This project will invest in smart parking technology (vehicle sensors, smart phone apps) to improve the management of heavily congested parking areas on the Central Coast. This will benefit the community by improving parking and traffic congestion and will better prepare the council for managing future congestion predicted with population and economic growth.

Community WI-FI and Open Data, Bathurst

Bathurst Regional Council

Bathurst, NSW

$152,500

$152,500

$305,000

The project will install Wi-Fi access points providing internet services to the community and real time communication of tourism, traffic, weather, council, business and service information to registered users. Data from users will be used by Council for town planning and to support the development of businesses within the community.

Smart Urban Planning for Logan and Canada Bay

University of Sydney

Logan, QLD and Canada Bay, NSW

$100,000

$100,000

$200,000

This project will develop methods and tools to capture opinions of citizens on urban topics expressed online. This will enable trend analysis of urban development opinions improving decision making by local councils.

Energy Data for Smart Decision Making

Australian PV Institute Limited

Byron Bay NSW, Bendigo VIC, Ku-ring-gai NSW, Waverly NSW, Banyule VIC, Canterbury NSW, Bankstown NSW, Northern Beaches of Sydney NSW, Manningham, VIC, Towong

$430,000

$462,000

$892,000

Spatial data and data on solar exposure, energy generation and consumption will be used to develop an open modelling platform. The platform will benefit end users by allowing them to calculate their solar power potential and make informed decisions on investment in solar power generation.

Northern Territory

Switching on Darwin

City of Darwin

Darwin City, NT

$5,000,000

$5,000,000

$10,000,000

This project will implement city-scale smart infrastructure in Darwin including smart services (lighting, parking, wifi) integrated through an open IoT platform. Smart technology will contribute to city rejuvenation and, together with open data, will help to stimulate new partnerships and business growth, creating new job opportunities and helping to combat social and safety challenges.

Smart Ways to Reduce Waste, Alice Springs

Charles Darwin University

Alice Springs, NT

$251,410

$251,411

$502,821

Separate skips for waste and recyclable materials that contain sensors that self-notify for collection will be implemented at construction sites. Smart skips are beneficial as they reduce the amount of mixed waste skips on construction sites and encourage on site sorting of waste in turn reducing the amount of recyclable waste entering landfill.

Queensland

Reducing Urban Impacts on the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns Regional Council

Cairns City, QLD

$827,894

$827,894

$1,655,788

This project will install a connected network of environmental sensors in urban waterways to obtain real-time water quality data on discharges entering the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. This will benefit the Park by facilitating automated and targeted evidence based management of water quality.

Sustainable Urban Growth, Bells Creek

The University of Queensland

Bells Creek, QLD

$205,000

$235,000

$440,000

This project will use bioacoustics technology in urban habitats of Bells Creek, QLD to monitor frog populations that are threatened by urbanisation. This will benefit biodiversity management in residential areas by allowing frog species to be identified and evidence based management to be exercised.

Digital Permits for Disability Parking, Rockhampton

Rockhampton Regional Council

Rockhampton City, QLD

$125,000

$125,000

$250,000

This project will connect technical experts with local stakeholders to develop digital solutions linking Australia’s disability parking permit scheme to existing parking sensor technologies. This will increase the regulatory efficiency for the council and benefit permit holders by reducing costs and processing time associated with permit applications.

Interactive Development Platform, Ipswich

V2i Pty Ltd

Ripley Valley, Ipswich, QLD

$333,000

$407,000

$740,000

This project will implement interactive 3D virtual reality that allows users to comment online, hold discussions, suggest changes and create reports on urban development plans. This visualisation will benefit the community by providing an accessible means to communicate their concerns and requests, allowing the community to become a part of the development decision-making process.

Streamlined Access to Community Services, Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay Regional Council

Moreton Bay Regional Council, QLD

$100,000

$100,000

$200,000

This project will apply machine learning to the council’s customer service data to automatically assign requests to the appropriate work team without manual intervention. This will benefit the customer and council by reducing manual processing time.

Automated Traffic Management, Fraser Coast

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Maryborough and Hervey Bay, QLD

$152,500

$152,500

$305,000

This project will install integrated traffic counters with automatic database upload in the urban areas of Maryborough and Hervey Bay. Open data will be provided in real time, allowing for planned mitigation of traffic movements, and data analysis will allow evidence-based decisions for investment in traffic management and infrastructure.

Yeppoon Town Centre Smart Precinct Project

Livingstone Shire Council

Yeppoon, QLD

$200,000

$200,000

$400,000

Development of the Yeppoon Town Centre Smart Precinct will provide street solar lighting, access to free data, data capture and analytics, local vendor advertising and wayfinding smart kiosks. This technology will benefit the community by attracting investment, creating jobs and transitioning the community into a digitally-innovative city.

Smart Parking, North Lakes

Moreton Bay Regional Council

North Lakes, QLD

$450,000

$450,000

$900,000

The project will trial smart parking technology to improve traffic congestion associated with the introduction of pay parking at the North Lakes shopping centre. This will benefit the community by reducing traffic and parking congestion, and data analytics will allow the council to make evidence based parking management and investment decisions for the future.

South Australia

Connected Cities, Prospect

City of Prospect

City of Prospect, City of Burnside, City of Port Adelaide Enfield, City of Playford, Campbelltown City Council areas of SA

$144,900

$145,000

$289,900

This project will install networked remote sensors to provide ongoing data about the use of council assets such as parks and main streets. These open datasets will benefit councils by allowing them to make evidence based decisions for the management of public assets and use resources more efficiently.

Smart Access to Community Services, Mid Murray Region

Mid Murray Council

Mid Murray Region, SA

$195,426

$238,854

$434,280

This project will install information kiosks and beacons in 11 towns in the Mid Murray Region. This will benefit the community by improving access to Council services and providing increased opportunities to access government services, job finding and social connection services.

Heywood Park Smart City Precinct

Corporation of the City of Unley

Heywood Park Unley, SA

$240,000

$240,000

$480,000

This project will incorporate a range of smart technologies such as lighting, CCTV, parking, signage and waste bins connected to a single control point. This will benefit the community as the council will be able to efficiently manage assets and services improving the functionality and aesthetics of the precinct.

Smart Tourist Town, Kapunda

Light Regional Council

Kapunda (main street and town square), SA

$159,224

$185,119

$344,343

Investment in technology such as CCTV, Wi-Fi, bin sensors, electric car charging systems, renewable energy generation and LED public lighting will contribute to digital transformation of Kapunda. In addition data analytics will be used to improve marketing and promotion of the town and provide evidence for future investment.

Smart Wayfinding in Port Adelaide Centre

City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Port Adelaide, SA

$100,000

$100,000

$200,000

This project will develop an interactive digital platform that integrates maps, websites and destination information for Port Adelaide. This will benefit the local community and visitors to the area by providing easy digital navigation for the city and open source data will benefit the local council in improving the connectivity of currently fragmented services in the city.

Connecting communities with Smart Services in Alexandrina

Alexandrina Council

Goolwa, Ashbourne, Strathalbyn, Port Elliot, Langhorne Creek, Milyang and Mount Compass, SA

$100,000

$119,600

$219,600

The project will invest in public Wi-Fi and associated data analytics for the Alexandrina district. This investment will facilitate equitable access to council support services and increase connectivity within the community, building resilience. In addition, data analytics will assist the council in providing targeted services for planning and investment.

Tasmania

Launceston City 3D modelling

Launceston City Council

Launceston, TAS

$1,580,000

$1,920,997

$3,500,997

This project will deliver 3D city modelling using population mobility data derived from mobile phone towers as well as data on other variables such as education and energy, transport and land use. This modelling will provide information on how sectors of the population interact with the city facilitating evidence based decision for future investments and planning.

Victoria

Latrobe Valley Sensor Network

Attentis Pty Ltd

Morwell - Latrobe Valley, VIC

$731,170

$731,170

$1,462,340

This project will install a sensor network in the Latrobe Valley to collect real time data on environmental conditions. This will benefit the emergency response sector by allowing the early detection of variables that pose an emergency risk. In addition it will benefit the agriculture and forestry sectors by facilitating the efficient allocation of resources such as water based on real time environmental data.

Smart Community Services for the Southern Grampians

Southern Grampians Shire Council

Southern Grampians Shire, Hamilton, VIC

$150,000

$150,000

$300,000

This project will deliver enabling technologies (network, platform, Wi-Fi) that allow smart city solutions (smart lighting, security, sensors) to be implemented. This technology will benefit the community by building local digital capacity, increasing city connectivity and providing data to support decision making and management.

Smart Planning, Werribee

Wyndham City Council

Werribee, VIC

$294,820

$300,000

$594,820

This project will develop a mixed reality platform using 3D modelling, holographic images and virtual reality, enabling citizens and urban planners to view urban structures overlaid over existing physical environments. This will benefit the community by making government data and information more easily understood and will benefit local governments by increasing stakeholder engagement in urban planning.

3D City Planning of Moreland Council

Moreland City Council

Moreland City Council area, VIC

$396,900

$439,912

$836,812

The project will use smart data capture technologies to generate a 3D model of the Moreland City Council area. Tools like virtual reality and augmented reality will be used to create visualisations of major council infrastructure projects, benefiting the community and council by increasing the opportunity for community consultation in investment decisions.

Interactive city management in Melbourne

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Brimbank City, Kingston City, Port Phillip City, VIC

$400,000

$471,045

$871,045

This project will install a sensor network collecting data on use of public spaces and will build an interactive platform to allow for live community feedback on facilities. This will enable improved management of services by providing evidence to target allocation of scarce resources.

Smart Redevelopment, Victoria

Maroondah City Council

City of Maroondah, VIC

$225,000

$225,000

$450,000

This project will use new online data and spatial analytics planning tools to identify residential precincts with high redevelopment potential. This will benefit local communities by facilitating partnerships between local communities and the development sector to improve housing supply, affordability and diversity.

Delivering accessible and improved processes and platforms for CLUE

Melbourne City Council

Melbourne, VIC

$350,000

$350,000

$700,000

This project will invest in a new visual interactive cloud system to improve the user experience of the Census of Land Use & Employment survey data. By making data analysis easy for non-technical users it will encourage the use of the data for evidence-based decisions for local government.

Smart Transport and Precinct Planning, Atherstone

Lendlease Communities (Atherstone) Pty Ltd,

Melton, VIC

$100,000

$100,000

$200,000

This project plans to use mobile phone location data to understand the use of Atherstone community facilities. This information will benefit the community by identifying the need for future infrastructure investments for recreational areas and transport facilities.

Clever and Creative Geelong

City of Greater Geelong

Geelong, VIC

$415,000

$581,000

$996,000

The project will engage local manufacturing companies to deliver LED lighting, environmental sensing, digital signage, public address system, smart parking and free Wi-Fi. This will benefit the community by encouraging local industry growth in digital services. Data analytics associated with technology will provide evidence based decisions for planning.

Smart Active Transport - Urban Heat Maps for Bendigo

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Bendigo, VIC

$118,235

$130,000

$248,235

A platform will be developed that uses satellite surface temperature data to enable pedestrians and cyclists to map low temperature routes on hot days. This will benefit the community by facilitating active travel despite temperature variables and will benefit the council by providing information on frequently used routes to invest urban greening efforts.

Western Australia

Resilient Energy and Water Systems, Fremantle

Curtin University

Fremantle, WA

$2,578,099

$5,682,914

$8,261,013

Block chain technology (distributed ledger) will be used to establish an integrated power, water and mobility system comprising of renewable energy generation, battery storage, recycled and rainwater storage and distribution and an electric vehicle shared ownership trial. This project will demonstrate the benefits of integrating various technology platforms to deliver energy and water efficiency outcomes.

Smart Cities Collaboration, Perth

City of Perth

Perth, WA

$1,314,494

$1,314,494

$2,628,988

This project will provide a Smart Cities Collaboration Market Place platform enabling the city and its partners to collaborate and exchange ideas and data to evolve and scale technologies. Pilots including a smart irrigation trial in public parks and a smart precinct project around the new Perth Stadium, will kick start use of the platform to demonstrate the benefits of collaboration in city planning.

Smart Monitoring and Management, Yellagonga Wetlands

City of Joondalup

Yellagonga Regional Park, WA

$867,000

$1,182,000

$2,049,000

This project will use sensors, satellites and drones to collect real-time environmental, water quality and public usage data to create an integrated monitoring system for the Yellagonga wetlands. This will benefit management of the wetlands by reducing inefficiencies and information gaps associated with manual data collection.

RailSmart Planning, Wanneroo

University of Western Australia

Wanneroo, WA

$500,000

$500,000

$1,000,000

Real time patronage and station use data will be used to transform the way Perth metropolitan rail station precincts and employment zones along the Metronet extension are planned and developed to maximise employment and community outcomes.

Energy Efficient Housing, South East Perth

City of Gosnells

City of Gosnells, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and City of Armadale council areas, WA

$132,781

$132,782

$265,563

This project will use Wi-Fi temperature loggers and infrared drone images to collect data on the effect of roof colour on home temperature and display this data on a smart sign at the front of new housing estates in outer metro Perth. Signs will also direct viewers to an online platform with ideas for sustainable home design and green building, to encourage new home buyers and builders to uptake light coloured roofing.

Automated Vehicle Trial, Perth

RAC WA Holdings Pty Ltd

South Perth, WA

$490,000

$490,000

$980,000

This project will test and evaluate a driverless electric shuttle that will provide the Australian public with a user experience of automated transport technology. It will demonstrate whether automated transport technology is a feasible solution for urban transport challenges in Australia.

Smart Emergency and Fire Management, Collie

Shire of Collie

Collie, WA

$118,088

$128,088

$246,176

The project will invest in a digital radio network for the shire that can interact with the Western Australian Emergency Radio Network and the Shire’s bush fire vehicles. The main benefit of this investment is establishing direct and integrated communication, which is essential to avoid mistakes and provide a coordinated emergency response to the community in time-critical situations.


The $50 million Smart Cities and Suburbs Program is supporting the delivery of innovative smart city projects that improve the livability, productivity and sustainability of cities and towns across Australia.

Round Two open for applications

On 2 May the Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, announced the opening of a second round of the Program, with around $22 million of funding available through a competitive grant process.

Round Two of the Program will be open for applications from 2 May through to 5pm AEST on 2 July 2018.

Round Two encourages applications for collaborative projects, led by local governments, which apply innovative technology solutions to urban challenges, delivering economic, social and environmental benefits.

Some changes to the Program Guidelines for Round Two have been made based on stakeholder feedback and learnings from Round One. These changes include:

  • Requirement for local government bodies to be lead applicants.
  • An increase of the minimum grant amount to $250,000, with a co-contribution of at least 50 per cent of the total project costs.
  • Streamlining the guidelines related to innovation to ensure that projects go beyond business as usual and provide smart technology solutions to community challenges.

For information on how to apply visit: https://www.business.gov.au/smart-cities-and-suburbs

Round One outcome

On 17 November 2017, the successful projects of Round One of the Program were announced. Forty nine projects will benefit from a total of $27.7 million in Australian Government funding, across all states and territories.

Round One was highly competitive, with 176 applications received. Successful projects are being co-funded by partners including local governments, industry, research organisations and the private sector. This significant investment equates to almost $36 million, or around $1.30 for every Australian Government dollar.

Successful projects from Round One are listed below. Project information is also available on the Digital Marketplace’s Smart Cities Collaboration Platform.

New to smart cities and smart technology? Get Future Ready

Local governments that are new to smart cities and smart technology can access material from the Future Ready incubation series. The series ran between May and December 2017 to complement the program and build smart cities capability.


Round One Successful Projects

Project Title

Lead applicant

Project location

Grant Amount

Co-contribution

Total project value

Australian Capital Territory

Smart Precinct Woden

Ecospectral Pty Ltd

Woden, ACT

$110,000

$110,000

$220,000

Sensor technology for temperature, lighting and motion will be installed in buildings and bus interchanges in Woden, ACT to provide real-time analysis of, and response, to people in the built environment. Sensors will allow energy systems to be automatically adjusted in response to usage, leading to reduced energy consumption and improved safety and security.

New South Wales

Smart Move Newcastle: Intelligent Mobility, Energy and Data

Newcastle City Council

Newcastle, NSW

$4,983,680

$8,535,865

$13,519,545

The project will deliver a city-scale transport, energy and digital infrastructure network including laser-enabled roadside poles, solar and battery powered electric vehicle charge points, smart bus stops and smart parking. This infrastructure will be the Australian benchmark for integrated urban systems at a city scale, available to peers for replication nationally and internationally.

Liveable Neighbourhoods in Lake Macquarie and Sydney City

University of Technology Sydney

Lake Macquarie and Sydney City, NSW

$433,000

$433,000

$866,000

This project will build and test an environmental platform providing data on heat, air quality and noise. This platform will be of benefit to councils as it will facilitate more efficient and targeted management responses to urban heat, poor air quality and noise.

Smart Strategic Plannning, Byron

Byron Shire Council

Mullumbimby, NSW

$143,125

$144,375

$287,500

The project will develop 3D mapping tools that use virtual reality to engage communities directly in complex urban planning. This will benefit the community as visualisation of planned decisions will support better informed engagement in development decisions and demonstrate the benefits of urban growth in regional and rural settings.

Smart Social Spaces, Georges River Council

The University of New South Wales

Georges River Council, NSW

$296,943

$360,799

$657,742

This project will install sensors on street furniture and use behaviour and social media mapping to record real time use of urban furnishings in public spaces. This will benefit local government by allowing evidence based management of public space and infrastructure.

Smart Transport, Macquarie Park

Macquarie University

Macquarie Park, NSW

$499,000

$500,000

$999,000

This project will deliver 3D city modelling using population mobility data derived from mobile phone towers as well as data on other variables such as education and energy, transport and land use. This modelling will provide information on how sectors of the population interact with the city facilitating evidence based decision for future investments and planning.

Smart Cities, Smart Liverpool, Smart Pedestrians

Liverpool City Council

Liverpool, NSW

$120,000

$120,000

$240,000

This project will use smart phone detection technology for real-time measurement of pedestrian and car movements. This real time data will benefit the community by enabling the council to make informed decisions about transport and urban planning, accommodating population growth impacts on mobility.

3D Technology for Urban Planning in Woollahra

Council of the Municipality of Woollahra

Woollahra, NSW

$115,000

$185,000

$300,000

This project will implement the latest 3D technologies to develop a new platform where the community can access a 3D representation of the current building environment, development approvals and proposed planning changes. This will benefit the council by increasing engagement of the community and stakeholders in the planning and development of the local urban environment.

Smart Mobility, Sydney

The Council of the City of Sydney

Sydney, NSW

$340,000

$340,000

$680,000

The project will invest in walking counting technology at a large scale across the local government area to collect data on people movement. Data will be publically available and allow for evidence-based decisions for future investment in infrastructure planning, waste collection, city maintenance, pedestrian infrastructure, late night activity areas, safety improvements and event planning.

Goldenfields MyH2O App

Goldenfields Water County Council

Temora, NSW

$100,000

$100,000

$200,000

This project will invest in the development of a MyH2O mobile app to allow council consumers to access their hourly water usage via smart phones or tablets to track daily water usage and costs, set consumption targets and receive alerts if targets are exceeded or leaks are detected. Real time access to water consumption data will benefit residents by assisting them to reduce consumption and prevent bill shock.

Smart Regional City, Queanbeyan

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

Queanbeyan, NSW

$452,168

$452,168

$904,336

This project will integrate smart services (parking, lighting, sensors) 3D digital city modelling and open data in Queanbeyan-Palerang. This will benefit the community by stimulating economic and business development and improving council services.

Smart parking, Central Coast

Central Coast Council

Terrigal and Gosford, NSW

$104,735.00

$150,812

$255,547

This project will invest in smart parking technology (vehicle sensors, smart phone apps) to improve the management of heavily congested parking areas on the Central Coast. This will benefit the community by improving parking and traffic congestion and will better prepare the council for managing future congestion predicted with population and economic growth.

Community WI-FI and Open Data, Bathurst

Bathurst Regional Council

Bathurst, NSW

$152,500

$152,500

$305,000

The project will install Wi-Fi access points providing internet services to the community and real time communication of tourism, traffic, weather, council, business and service information to registered users. Data from users will be used by Council for town planning and to support the development of businesses within the community.

Smart Urban Planning for Logan and Canada Bay

University of Sydney

Logan, QLD and Canada Bay, NSW

$100,000

$100,000

$200,000

This project will develop methods and tools to capture opinions of citizens on urban topics expressed online. This will enable trend analysis of urban development opinions improving decision making by local councils.

Energy Data for Smart Decision Making

Australian PV Institute Limited

Byron Bay NSW, Bendigo VIC, Ku-ring-gai NSW, Waverly NSW, Banyule VIC, Canterbury NSW, Bankstown NSW, Northern Beaches of Sydney NSW, Manningham, VIC, Towong

$430,000

$462,000

$892,000

Spatial data and data on solar exposure, energy generation and consumption will be used to develop an open modelling platform. The platform will benefit end users by allowing them to calculate their solar power potential and make informed decisions on investment in solar power generation.

Northern Territory

Switching on Darwin

City of Darwin

Darwin City, NT

$5,000,000

$5,000,000

$10,000,000

This project will implement city-scale smart infrastructure in Darwin including smart services (lighting, parking, wifi) integrated through an open IoT platform. Smart technology will contribute to city rejuvenation and, together with open data, will help to stimulate new partnerships and business growth, creating new job opportunities and helping to combat social and safety challenges.

Smart Ways to Reduce Waste, Alice Springs

Charles Darwin University

Alice Springs, NT

$251,410

$251,411

$502,821

Separate skips for waste and recyclable materials that contain sensors that self-notify for collection will be implemented at construction sites. Smart skips are beneficial as they reduce the amount of mixed waste skips on construction sites and encourage on site sorting of waste in turn reducing the amount of recyclable waste entering landfill.

Queensland

Reducing Urban Impacts on the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns Regional Council

Cairns City, QLD

$827,894

$827,894

$1,655,788

This project will install a connected network of environmental sensors in urban waterways to obtain real-time water quality data on discharges entering the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. This will benefit the Park by facilitating automated and targeted evidence based management of water quality.

Sustainable Urban Growth, Bells Creek

The University of Queensland

Bells Creek, QLD

$205,000

$235,000

$440,000

This project will use bioacoustics technology in urban habitats of Bells Creek, QLD to monitor frog populations that are threatened by urbanisation. This will benefit biodiversity management in residential areas by allowing frog species to be identified and evidence based management to be exercised.

Digital Permits for Disability Parking, Rockhampton

Rockhampton Regional Council

Rockhampton City, QLD

$125,000

$125,000

$250,000

This project will connect technical experts with local stakeholders to develop digital solutions linking Australia’s disability parking permit scheme to existing parking sensor technologies. This will increase the regulatory efficiency for the council and benefit permit holders by reducing costs and processing time associated with permit applications.

Interactive Development Platform, Ipswich

V2i Pty Ltd

Ripley Valley, Ipswich, QLD

$333,000

$407,000

$740,000

This project will implement interactive 3D virtual reality that allows users to comment online, hold discussions, suggest changes and create reports on urban development plans. This visualisation will benefit the community by providing an accessible means to communicate their concerns and requests, allowing the community to become a part of the development decision-making process.

Streamlined Access to Community Services, Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay Regional Council

Moreton Bay Regional Council, QLD

$100,000

$100,000

$200,000

This project will apply machine learning to the council’s customer service data to automatically assign requests to the appropriate work team without manual intervention. This will benefit the customer and council by reducing manual processing time.

Automated Traffic Management, Fraser Coast

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Maryborough and Hervey Bay, QLD

$152,500

$152,500

$305,000

This project will install integrated traffic counters with automatic database upload in the urban areas of Maryborough and Hervey Bay. Open data will be provided in real time, allowing for planned mitigation of traffic movements, and data analysis will allow evidence-based decisions for investment in traffic management and infrastructure.

Yeppoon Town Centre Smart Precinct Project

Livingstone Shire Council

Yeppoon, QLD

$200,000

$200,000

$400,000

Development of the Yeppoon Town Centre Smart Precinct will provide street solar lighting, access to free data, data capture and analytics, local vendor advertising and wayfinding smart kiosks. This technology will benefit the community by attracting investment, creating jobs and transitioning the community into a digitally-innovative city.

Smart Parking, North Lakes

Moreton Bay Regional Council

North Lakes, QLD

$450,000

$450,000

$900,000

The project will trial smart parking technology to improve traffic congestion associated with the introduction of pay parking at the North Lakes shopping centre. This will benefit the community by reducing traffic and parking congestion, and data analytics will allow the council to make evidence based parking management and investment decisions for the future.

South Australia

Connected Cities, Prospect

City of Prospect

City of Prospect, City of Burnside, City of Port Adelaide Enfield, City of Playford, Campbelltown City Council areas of SA

$144,900

$145,000

$289,900

This project will install networked remote sensors to provide ongoing data about the use of council assets such as parks and main streets. These open datasets will benefit councils by allowing them to make evidence based decisions for the management of public assets and use resources more efficiently.

Smart Access to Community Services, Mid Murray Region

Mid Murray Council

Mid Murray Region, SA

$195,426

$238,854

$434,280

This project will install information kiosks and beacons in 11 towns in the Mid Murray Region. This will benefit the community by improving access to Council services and providing increased opportunities to access government services, job finding and social connection services.

Heywood Park Smart City Precinct

Corporation of the City of Unley

Heywood Park Unley, SA

$240,000

$240,000

$480,000

This project will incorporate a range of smart technologies such as lighting, CCTV, parking, signage and waste bins connected to a single control point. This will benefit the community as the council will be able to efficiently manage assets and services improving the functionality and aesthetics of the precinct.

Smart Tourist Town, Kapunda

Light Regional Council

Kapunda (main street and town square), SA

$159,224

$185,119

$344,343

Investment in technology such as CCTV, Wi-Fi, bin sensors, electric car charging systems, renewable energy generation and LED public lighting will contribute to digital transformation of Kapunda. In addition data analytics will be used to improve marketing and promotion of the town and provide evidence for future investment.

Smart Wayfinding in Port Adelaide Centre

City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Port Adelaide, SA

$100,000

$100,000

$200,000

This project will develop an interactive digital platform that integrates maps, websites and destination information for Port Adelaide. This will benefit the local community and visitors to the area by providing easy digital navigation for the city and open source data will benefit the local council in improving the connectivity of currently fragmented services in the city.

Connecting communities with Smart Services in Alexandrina

Alexandrina Council

Goolwa, Ashbourne, Strathalbyn, Port Elliot, Langhorne Creek, Milyang and Mount Compass, SA

$100,000

$119,600

$219,600

The project will invest in public Wi-Fi and associated data analytics for the Alexandrina district. This investment will facilitate equitable access to council support services and increase connectivity within the community, building resilience. In addition, data analytics will assist the council in providing targeted services for planning and investment.

Tasmania

Launceston City 3D modelling

Launceston City Council

Launceston, TAS

$1,580,000

$1,920,997

$3,500,997

This project will deliver 3D city modelling using population mobility data derived from mobile phone towers as well as data on other variables such as education and energy, transport and land use. This modelling will provide information on how sectors of the population interact with the city facilitating evidence based decision for future investments and planning.

Victoria

Latrobe Valley Sensor Network

Attentis Pty Ltd

Morwell - Latrobe Valley, VIC

$731,170

$731,170

$1,462,340

This project will install a sensor network in the Latrobe Valley to collect real time data on environmental conditions. This will benefit the emergency response sector by allowing the early detection of variables that pose an emergency risk. In addition it will benefit the agriculture and forestry sectors by facilitating the efficient allocation of resources such as water based on real time environmental data.

Smart Community Services for the Southern Grampians

Southern Grampians Shire Council

Southern Grampians Shire, Hamilton, VIC

$150,000

$150,000

$300,000

This project will deliver enabling technologies (network, platform, Wi-Fi) that allow smart city solutions (smart lighting, security, sensors) to be implemented. This technology will benefit the community by building local digital capacity, increasing city connectivity and providing data to support decision making and management.

Smart Planning, Werribee

Wyndham City Council

Werribee, VIC

$294,820

$300,000

$594,820

This project will develop a mixed reality platform using 3D modelling, holographic images and virtual reality, enabling citizens and urban planners to view urban structures overlaid over existing physical environments. This will benefit the community by making government data and information more easily understood and will benefit local governments by increasing stakeholder engagement in urban planning.

3D City Planning of Moreland Council

Moreland City Council

Moreland City Council area, VIC

$396,900

$439,912

$836,812

The project will use smart data capture technologies to generate a 3D model of the Moreland City Council area. Tools like virtual reality and augmented reality will be used to create visualisations of major council infrastructure projects, benefiting the community and council by increasing the opportunity for community consultation in investment decisions.

Interactive city management in Melbourne

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Brimbank City, Kingston City, Port Phillip City, VIC

$400,000

$471,045

$871,045

This project will install a sensor network collecting data on use of public spaces and will build an interactive platform to allow for live community feedback on facilities. This will enable improved management of services by providing evidence to target allocation of scarce resources.

Smart Redevelopment, Victoria

Maroondah City Council

City of Maroondah, VIC

$225,000

$225,000

$450,000

This project will use new online data and spatial analytics planning tools to identify residential precincts with high redevelopment potential. This will benefit local communities by facilitating partnerships between local communities and the development sector to improve housing supply, affordability and diversity.

Delivering accessible and improved processes and platforms for CLUE

Melbourne City Council

Melbourne, VIC

$350,000

$350,000

$700,000

This project will invest in a new visual interactive cloud system to improve the user experience of the Census of Land Use & Employment survey data. By making data analysis easy for non-technical users it will encourage the use of the data for evidence-based decisions for local government.

Smart Transport and Precinct Planning, Atherstone

Lendlease Communities (Atherstone) Pty Ltd,

Melton, VIC

$100,000

$100,000

$200,000

This project plans to use mobile phone location data to understand the use of Atherstone community facilities. This information will benefit the community by identifying the need for future infrastructure investments for recreational areas and transport facilities.

Clever and Creative Geelong

City of Greater Geelong

Geelong, VIC

$415,000

$581,000

$996,000

The project will engage local manufacturing companies to deliver LED lighting, environmental sensing, digital signage, public address system, smart parking and free Wi-Fi. This will benefit the community by encouraging local industry growth in digital services. Data analytics associated with technology will provide evidence based decisions for planning.

Smart Active Transport - Urban Heat Maps for Bendigo

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Bendigo, VIC

$118,235

$130,000

$248,235

A platform will be developed that uses satellite surface temperature data to enable pedestrians and cyclists to map low temperature routes on hot days. This will benefit the community by facilitating active travel despite temperature variables and will benefit the council by providing information on frequently used routes to invest urban greening efforts.

Western Australia

Resilient Energy and Water Systems, Fremantle

Curtin University

Fremantle, WA

$2,578,099

$5,682,914

$8,261,013

Block chain technology (distributed ledger) will be used to establish an integrated power, water and mobility system comprising of renewable energy generation, battery storage, recycled and rainwater storage and distribution and an electric vehicle shared ownership trial. This project will demonstrate the benefits of integrating various technology platforms to deliver energy and water efficiency outcomes.

Smart Cities Collaboration, Perth

City of Perth

Perth, WA

$1,314,494

$1,314,494

$2,628,988

This project will provide a Smart Cities Collaboration Market Place platform enabling the city and its partners to collaborate and exchange ideas and data to evolve and scale technologies. Pilots including a smart irrigation trial in public parks and a smart precinct project around the new Perth Stadium, will kick start use of the platform to demonstrate the benefits of collaboration in city planning.

Smart Monitoring and Management, Yellagonga Wetlands

City of Joondalup

Yellagonga Regional Park, WA

$867,000

$1,182,000

$2,049,000

This project will use sensors, satellites and drones to collect real-time environmental, water quality and public usage data to create an integrated monitoring system for the Yellagonga wetlands. This will benefit management of the wetlands by reducing inefficiencies and information gaps associated with manual data collection.

RailSmart Planning, Wanneroo

University of Western Australia

Wanneroo, WA

$500,000

$500,000

$1,000,000

Real time patronage and station use data will be used to transform the way Perth metropolitan rail station precincts and employment zones along the Metronet extension are planned and developed to maximise employment and community outcomes.

Energy Efficient Housing, South East Perth

City of Gosnells

City of Gosnells, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and City of Armadale council areas, WA

$132,781

$132,782

$265,563

This project will use Wi-Fi temperature loggers and infrared drone images to collect data on the effect of roof colour on home temperature and display this data on a smart sign at the front of new housing estates in outer metro Perth. Signs will also direct viewers to an online platform with ideas for sustainable home design and green building, to encourage new home buyers and builders to uptake light coloured roofing.

Automated Vehicle Trial, Perth

RAC WA Holdings Pty Ltd

South Perth, WA

$490,000

$490,000

$980,000

This project will test and evaluate a driverless electric shuttle that will provide the Australian public with a user experience of automated transport technology. It will demonstrate whether automated transport technology is a feasible solution for urban transport challenges in Australia.

Smart Emergency and Fire Management, Collie

Shire of Collie

Collie, WA

$118,088

$128,088

$246,176

The project will invest in a digital radio network for the shire that can interact with the Western Australian Emergency Radio Network and the Shire’s bush fire vehicles. The main benefit of this investment is establishing direct and integrated communication, which is essential to avoid mistakes and provide a coordinated emergency response to the community in time-critical situations.