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Canberra cybersecurity hub gets green light
07 Apr 2021
As well as advancing the city’s expertise in this area, the Canberra Cyber Hub will harness its cyber capabilities to create more jobs and further diversify the ACT economy.
Perth Airport improves performance and agility
23 Feb 2021
The transformation of the airport’s operational management systems will fast-track its ability to scale up operations efficiently when international and domestic travel fully resumes.
Victoria Park Council tackles parking issues with virtual solution
17 Dec 2020
The Australian town, which is home to the Optimus Stadium, is implementing Smarter City Solutions’ vPermit to improve parking access and modernise the council’s parking management system.
Research shows connected talking cars could save lives
23 Nov 2020
Researchers from the University of Melbourne focused on understanding cooperative intelligent transport system technologies that would help drivers in eight main ways.
Mayors warn that Covid stimulus funds must be directed at a green recovery
28 Oct 2020
In a statement released today, the C40 Global Mayors Covid-19 Recovery Task Force warned that a “high-carbon recovery” will accelerate climate breakdown, endanger public health, cost lives and sacrifice jobs.
Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running
17 Sep 2020
The 2020 Smart City Index measures citizens’ perceptions of the impact that technology has on their lives, surveying them on areas such as governance, health and safety, mobility and opportunities.
Canberra to launch shared e-scooter scheme
28 Aug 2020
The shared scheme will be run by two companies, Beam Mobility and Neuron Mobility, with a maximum of 1,500 e-scooters made available in the Australian capital city.
Oxbotica completes right-hand side AV road trials in Germany
28 Aug 2020
The official trials started last month on public roads near Friedrichshafen, southern Germany, with a fleet of self-driving vehicles navigating a complex urban environment.
Christchurch and Auckland prepare to roll-out electric bus fleets
27 Aug 2020
Electrification of the country’s transport sector will further drive New Zealand’s decarbonisation efforts and support its aims to have a full zero emission bus fleet by 2040.
Smart Cities Council launches academy in Australia and New Zealand
31 Jul 2020
Modules delivered through the academy will cater for early career practitioners as well as advanced professionals and policy-makers seeking recognition of their ongoing contribution to the industry.
Newcastle launches autonomous shuttle trial
09 Jul 2020
The driverless mobility service, operated by Keolis Downer, is being funded in the Australian city through a $5m grant from the Federal Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Programme.
Cities create online hubs to connect citizens during coronavirus crisis
31 Mar 2020
Austin in the US and Wyndham in Australia are combatting practical issues and mental strain arising from the Covid-19 outbreak with the help of online community hubs.
New South Wales government launches digital twin
25 Feb 2020
The government has worked with the digital arm of Australia’s national science agency to create a virtual 4D model of the Western Sydney built and natural environment.
ICF names 2020's top 7 intelligent communities
20 Feb 2020
Cities from the US, Canada, Australia and Estonia make the 18th annual list by the Intelligent Community Forum. The 2020 winner will be announced in June.
Sydney unveils $60m green energy deal
28 Oct 2019
Renewable electricity will power all city-owned properties, including pools, libraries, playing fields, depots and council buildings, including historic Sydney Town Hall.
Melbourne councillors consider bold 10-year transport plan
18 Oct 2019
Plans aim to improve livability, help Melbourne become a leading bicycle city and implement consistent 40km/h vehicle speed limits across the city.
Foresight launches renewable energy investment income fund
13 Sep 2019
The fund gives Australian wholesale investors access to an asset class that has typically been available exclusively to institutional investors.
Asia-Pacific smart city project winners named
11 Jul 2019
IDC notes a “surge” in cutting-edge future city projects being deployed across first-tier cities in developed economies across the 12 functional e-service categories.
Australian cities declare climate emergency
01 Jul 2019
Hobart and Sydney become the latest cities to pass such a declaration and are calling on the federal government to take rapid action.
Darwin completes Australia's largest smart city project
19 Jun 2019
The $10 million project includes 912 LED lights, installation of 138 CCTV cameras and, the addition of 39 new hotspots to extend the city’s free wi-fi.
Sydney stages first trial of green road
17 Jun 2019
The Australian city has replaced a section of roadway in Alexandria with geopolymer concrete made from fly ash and blast furnace slag.
City of Gold Coast launches Australia's largest LoRaWAN
20 May 2019
The network can support more than 600,000 sensors and real-time management tools and is being made available for commercial deployment of IoT applications.
Australian city standardises data ahead of smart city scale-up
19 Apr 2019
NNNCo’s common data platform will harmonise data from the city of Newcastle’s devices and remove the need for complex systems and sensor integration.
Australia's largest standalone smart lighting project announced
16 Apr 2019
Transport Canberra and City Services is partnering with Itron and Vinci Energie to create an IIoT network to support smart city and energy services in the country’s capital city.
14 Jan 2021
Realising the true value of data
In an extract from our Sydney City Profile, we explore how the city’s Smart City Strategy Framework aims to help transform raw data into actionable knowledge.
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