The NSW government is aiming accelerate the development of smart places across the state with the help of local councils.
The $45 million NSW Smart Places Acceleration Program allows councils and other place-owners to partner with the government to drive uptake of smart technologies in their areas.
The government is calling for expressions of interest for ideas and initiatives that can be deployed both locally and across the state.
Initiatives that are currently in the pipeline address parking, water recycling, mobile coverage and managing kerbside open space.
“Smart Places will open up a range of improvements for communities, from the introduction of smart CCTV to reduce crime, to reducing water usage through the use of real-time meters,” local government minister Shelley Hancock said.
“I encourage councils across the State to put their thinking caps on and get involved in this innovative project.”
Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello says the program will help deliver the government’s Smart Places Strategy.
“We want to use technology to make life easier for people. Whether it’s busting congestion or improving health outcomes,” he said.
Criteria and details on how to submit an expression of interest is available here.
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