Smart Places funding available for communities

Published: 23 Jul 2021

Local councils and other place owners are encouraged to submit smart technology proposals via the Smart Places Acceleration Program to improve the built and natural environment across our State. 

Minister for Digital and Customer Service Victor Dominello said more than $40 million was still up for place owners wishing to deploy smart technology for the benefit of local residents, workers and visitors.  

“So far we’ve seen 75 ideas for smart place initiatives submitted, including using digital technology to improve kerbside parking in Liverpool City Council, analysis of passenger connectivity along the rail network, and insights into water consumption to drive greater water efficiencies,” Mr Dominello said.

In the latest initiative to receive funding the NSW Government will partner with Camden Council to deliver a dynamic 3D model of the entire area to assist local planners. 

“There’s been a surge in demand during the pandemic for technology solutions to everyday issues like contactless payment and checking in safely to venues via QR codes. We are calling on place owners to come forward with ideas that improve quality of life in your community and beyond,” Mr Dominello said.

“Whether you are a local council, government agency, property owner or regional organisation, the Smart Places Acceleration Program is designed to support the deployment of smart places technology trials. 

“NSW is the most digitally advanced jurisdiction in the country and this funding will help bolster our COVID recovery.”

The program complements the Government’s Smart Places Strategy and Smart Infrastructure Policy. To successfully access funding, interested parties should be able to demonstrate that they can meet and apply the foundational requirement established through the Smart Places Strategy. 

Visit the Department of Planning Industry and Environment website to learn more about the Smart Places Strategy and the process for submitting an expression of interest. For further information please email NSW planning

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