Funding for Smart Cities to benefit the Western Parkland City
Posted on: 23.11.2018
The Western Sydney Parkland Sensor Network project led by Wollondilly Shire Council on behalf of the Western Sydney City Deal Councils including Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool and Penrith will receive $700,000 from Round Two of the Federal Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs program.
Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge announced the funding for the venture, which was put forward by the eight councils representing the Western Sydney City Deal.
The aim of the project is to install a sensor network across the Western Parkland City to collect data that will be used in the reduction of congestion and the more efficient use of lighting and irrigation in public areas.
Wollondilly Mayor Judith Hannan said, “We are excited to receive the wonderful news that we will receive funding for such an innovative project in our community.”
“This is a great demonstration of the collaboration between the eight Councils of the Western Sydney City Deal.”
“We are looking forward to continuing to work together to achieve positive outcomes for the citizens of the Western Parkland City.”
The project builds on the partnership between the City Deal to set up a cohesive framework to allow data sharing across the eight councils, which will also make it easier for customers to deal with multiple councils as the Parkland City grows into the future.
The eight local councils have also partnered with University of Wollongong, University of NSW and Sydney Water who have lent their support to the Sensor Network project.
Wollondilly Council CEO Luke Johnson said, “I would like to congratulate the staff who have done such excellent work on this project, in particular Innovation Agent Joanna Kraatz and Executive Director Community and Corporate, Ally Dench.”