Canterbury Bankstown will use technology such as advanced analytics to help change the way residents provide and receive communication on waste issues
The City of Canterbury Bankstown in south-west Sydney has secured more than $1 million in funding, to boost its waste management project, Closing the Loop On Waste.
The council will match the Smart Cities and Suburbs programme funding, committing a further $1,027,455 to the project, which will use technology to help change the way residents provide and receive communication on waste management issues.
While still in the planning phase, the project aims to:
Mayor Khal Asfour said work on the project began earlier this year, as part of council’s commitment to being a smart city.
“Waste management is a bread-and-butter service for councils right across the state. For Canterbury Bankstown, it represents 21 per cent of council’s annual investment and 30 per cent of all engagement with residents,” said Asfour.
“So, it’s very important, we make sure we’re making every attempt to get it right.
“Our draft Smart CBCity Roadmap, which we launched in October, provides a solid base for how we can help to make our city smarter. As part of our commitment, we’ve already piloted some new technology, like cameras on our garbage trucks, and we’ve used that information for safety and monitoring.
“The next steps are consulting with residents and planning how we implement this project, which we can start on immediately now we have secured this funding.
“We see this as the beginning of a digital waste management system, that could be rolled out across Australia.”
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