"A powerful collaboration of partners will
work to deliver an intelligent and sustainable multi-modal transport system
through open data, embed infrastructure with technology to generate valuable,
productivity-improving insights and encourage innovation across Newcastle and
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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:
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
Details on each of the 52 successful projects are available
on the Smart Cities website.
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