Federal Government announces $28 million Smart Cities and Suburbs Program funding

The Australian Smart Communities Association (ASCA) congratulates the successful applicants for funding under the Federal Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.

“We’re delighted to see so many ASCA members among the grant recipients. They are at the forefront when it comes to creating smart communities,” ASCA CEO Laurie Patton said.

“With the support of the Federal Government ASCA is leading the way. We are keen to cement our relationship with the government and provide a strategic framework for greater collaboration between our members, businesses and Australian communities.”

Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor today released details of the projects awarded funding.

Mr Patton said these grants were indicative of the growing support in government circles for organisations deploying smart technologies that would positively transform our communities.

“We congratulate the government on this important initiative and express our members’ sincere thanks to Minister Angus Taylor and his department for their support for these projects, each of which will contribute to improving the lives of the people in those communities,” he said.

A total of 52 projects across Australia will receive funding totalling $28.5 million under Round One of Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. More funding announcements are expected in Round Two early next year.

“We look forward to working with the Federal Government to ensure that Australia is a global leader in the deployment of smart technologies,” Mr Patton said.

“ASCA believes that Australia is well placed to be a thought leader in this emerging field which provides new opportunities to improve our lives and enhance our social and economic development. We recognise the importance of putting people first – viewing things from a local perspective while also drawing on international experience.

“While there's already a good deal of energy at local government level it is pleasing to see Canberra and the states and territories coming on board. ASCA is committed to fostering informed debate and greater collaboration across all sectors involved in this exciting area of social policy,” Mr Patton said.

Round One successful applicants

Project Title

Lead applicant

Project location

Smart Precinct Woden

Ecospectral Pty Ltd

Woden, ACT

Launceston City 3D modelling

Launceston City Council

Launceston, TAS

Switching on Darwin

City of Darwin

Darwin City, NT

Smart Ways to Reduce Waste, Alice Springs

Charles Darwin University

Alice Springs, NT

Heywood Park Smart City Precinct

Corporation of the City of Unley

Heywood Park Unley, SA

Smart Access to Community Services, Mid Murray Region

Mid Murray Council

Mid Murray Region, SA

Smart Tourist Town, Kapunda

Light Regional Council

Kapunda, SA

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

Smart Active Transport, Port Adelaide

City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Port Adelaide, SA

Connecting Communities in Alexandrina

Alexandrina Council

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

Reducing Urban Impacts on the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns Regional Council

Cairns City, QLD

Smart Parking, North Lakes

Moreton Bay Regional Council

North Lakes, QLD

Interactive Development Platform, Ipswich

V2i Pty Ltd

Ripley Valley, Ipswich, QLD

Sustainable Urban Growth, Bells Creek

The University of Queensland

Bells Creek, QLD

Yeppoon Town Centre Smart Precinct Project

Livingstone Shire Council

Yeppoon, QLD

Automated Traffic Management, Fraser Coast

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Maryborough and Hervey Bay, QLD

Digital Permits for Disability Parking, Rockhampton

Rockhampton Regional Council

Rockhampton City, QLD

Streamlined Access to Community Services, Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay Regional Council

Moreton Bay Regional Council, QLD

Resilient Energy and Water Systems, Fremantle

Curtin University

Fremantle, WA

Smart Cities Collaboration, Perth

City of Perth

Perth, WA

Smart Monitoring and Management, Yellagonga Wetlands

City of Joondalup

Yellagonga Regional Park, WA

RailSmart Planning, Wanneroo

University of Western Australia

Wanneroo, WA

Automated Vehicle Trial, Perth

RAC WA Holdings Pty Ltd

South Perth, WA

Solar Energy Solutions, Broome

Waardi Limited

Broome, WA

Energy Efficient Housing, South Perth

City of Gosnells

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

Smart Emergency and Fire Management, Collie

Shire of Collie

Collie, WA

Latrobe Valley Sensor Network

Attentis Pty Ltd

Morwell - Latrobe Valley, VIC

Clever and Creative Geelong

City of Greater Geelong

Geelong, VIC

Interactive city management in Melbourne

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Brimbank City, Kingston City, Port Phillip City, VIC

3D City Planning of Moreland Council

Moreland City Council

Moreland City Council area, VIC

Smart Planning and Design, Melbourne

Melbourne City Council

Melbourne, VIC

Smart Planning, Werribee

Wyndham City Council

Werribee, VIC

Smart Redevelopment, Victoria

Maroondah City Council

City of Maroondah, VIC

Smart Community Services for the Southern Grampians

Southern Grampians Shire Council

Southern Grampians Shire, Hamilton, VIC

City of Yarra Smart Waste Program

Connectsus Pty Ltd

City of Yarra, VIC

Smart Active Transport - Urban Heat Maps for Bendigo

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Bendigo, VIC

Smart Transport and Precinct Planning, Atherstone

Lendlease Communities (Atherstone) Pty Ltd,

Melton, VIC

Smart Move Newcastle: Intelligent Mobility, Energy and Data Networks

Newcastle City Council

Newcastle, NSW

Smart Transport, Macquarie Park

Macquarie University

Macquarie Park, NSW

Smart Regional City, Queanbeyan

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

Queanbeyan, NSW

Liveable Neighbourhoods in Lake Macquarie and Sydney City

University of Technology Sydney

Lake Macquarie and Sydney City, NSW

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

Smart Transport, Randwick

NOUS Technology Pty Ltd

Randwick, NSW

Smart Mobility, Sydney

The Council of the City of Sydney

Sydney, NSW

Smart Community Infrastructure, Sydney

The University of New South Wales

Georges City Council, NSW

Community WI-FI and Open Data, Bathurst

Bathurst Regional Council

Bathurst, NSW

Smart Strategic Plannning, Byron

Byron Shire Council

Mullumbimby, NSW

Smart Active Transport, Liverpool

Liverpool City Council

Liverpool, NSW

3D Technology for Urban Planning in Woollahra

Council of the Municipality of Woollahra

Woollahra, NSW

Smart parking, Central Coast

Central Coast Council

Terrigal and Gosford, NSW

Goldenfields Water App

Goldenfields Water County Council

Temora, NSW

Community Participation in Smart Urban Planning for Logan and Canada Bay

University of Sydney

Logan, QLD and Canada Bay, NSW

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