Smart Social Spaces for Georges River LGA

Georges River Council in Sydney is one of a small number of NSW councils taking part in a $658,000 project funded under Round One of the Australian Government's Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.

Features include Smart Social Spaces units where people can recharge their phones, wash their hands or make a cup of tea; connected street furniture which tells council when repairs are required; and talking garbage bins that will tell the council when they need to be emptied.

The project, which is being run by the University of NSW’s Built Environment Team, will look at how responsive technologies can be implemented in public spaces in the Georges River local government area. Read more.

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