Newcastle Leads the Way with Smart City Infrastructure

October 31, 2019

An advanced network of sensors spread across the city has put Newcastle on the front foot to combat a range of local environmental issues. The City’s ‘Envirosensing’ network and Internet of Things (IoT) project, which was officially launched last month, is the culmination of three years of work to build one of the most advanced smart city infrastructure systems in Australia. 


The system is designed to measure a range of environmental conditions including temperature, humidity, wind direction, air quality, water usage, soil moisture and solar irradiance. The infrastructure also allows for the pilot deployment of smart bin sensors, smart parking sensors and other smart city applications. 


Data collected by the sensors can help the City better understand and respond to issues such as urban heat island effect, air pollution, flood management and water sustainability, as well as monitor the performance of urban systems and assets. 


Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said Newcastle is leading the way when it comes to investment in and uptake of technology. 


“The launch is a significant milestone, marking the completion of the base infrastructure required to start deploying applications that not only solve the city’s challenges but also harness exciting opportunities,” Cr Nelmes said. 


The NSW Government supported the deployment of smart city infrastructure through a $5 million grant via the Restart NSW-funded Hunter Innovation Project. A partnership with the State Government will see the City of Newcastle invest an additional $2 million over three years.  
 

 

Please reload

This Month....

Shake Off the Weeks' Stresses at Music in the Podium!

October 31, 2019

1/30
Please reload

5682_CN_Supercars_Intouch-Square_V2.0.jp
01-cl2019-intouch-magazine-300x300.gif
Beauty&Beast HISS-SQ.jpg
intouch ONLINE....

31 Oct 2019

31 Oct 2019

31 Oct 2019

31 Oct 2019

Please reload

ABOUT INTOUCH MAGAZINE

Every month intouch magazine captures the unique spirit of our region and grabs the attention of the community. Intouch magazine showcases what’s hot, what’s on and who’s who with a dynamic blend of inspirational articles, lifestyle features, fashion, events, food and travel – it’s the go-to source for people living in (or visiting) Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and The Hunter Valley. It’s the place to be seen to build your reputation, tell your story, launch a new enterprise and keep the community intouch both in print and online.

CONTACT US

PO BOX 165, CHARLESTOWN NSW 2290

PH +61 2 4943 0888  |  FX +61 2 4006 3077

EMAIL US

subscribe to  intouch online

QUICK LINKS

Copyright 2015-2019 Two Tribes Media. Published monthly by Two Tribes Media. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint or quote excerpt granted by written request only. While every attempt has been made, Two Tribes media cannot guarantee the legality, completeness or accuracy of the information presented and accepts no warranty or responsibility for such.

© 2015-2019 Two Tribes Media