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Newscastle awarded AU$5million Australian Government technology grant to deliver on-demand, city-wide digital services

Newscastle awarded AU$5million Australian Government technology grant to deliver on-demand

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Newcastle has been awarded
a AU$5million Australian Government technology grant to ‘switch on’ city-wide,
on-demand digital services.

The Smart Move Newcastle project has been announced as one of 52 successful
projects totalling AU$28.5million under Round One of the Australian
Government’s inaugural Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.

Under the Program, funding will flow to communities across
Australia, with 40% of successful projects located in regional areas. 

Newcastle City Council will partner with a consortium of
technology businesses, to provide an integrated network for transport, energy
and digital infrastructure, building on efforts to transform the city into a
‘living digital lab’.

The funding will support initiatives including:

  • an electric vehicle hub at the fringe of the
    city centre as a park and ride, with chargers for electric cars, e-bikes for
    hire and on-demand bus transport offering a personalised service for the user
  • bus stops with technology to provide users with
    real time information – how long till next bus, how many seats will be
    available
  • roads and intersections with real-time traffic
    analysis – for example, emergency vehicles get green lights
  • parking sensors to provide data on parking
    availability via apps
  • sensors into older buildings to monitor and
    manage energy use
  • cameras in light poles to analyse cloud coverage
    to estimate solar energy production
  • city-wide data analytics platform, collecting
    data from sensor networks, vehicles and people – these insights can then be
    supplied via apps and dashboards to help people make decisions such as: do I
    leave for work now or wait 15 minutes? do I open my business later because
    there's a lot of pedestrian traffic at my front door at 6pm?

In addition to the Australian Government’s AU$5 million
contribution, the City of Newcastle along with a substantial number of partners
will contribute AU$10 million to see the project become a reality.

The AU$50 million Smart Cities and Suburbs Program is a key element of the
Government’s Smart Cities Plan.

Round One of the AU$50 million program received more than
170 applications.

Details on each of the 52 successful projects are available
on the Smart Cities website.

PARTNER

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SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

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IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and consulting services provider, helping clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,800 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently, and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity, and service. For more information, visit www.ibm.com