Since his re-election in July 2016, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been advancing his Smart Cities Plan for the nation via the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet under the stewardship of Assistant Minister The Hon Angus Taylor MP. The $50M Smart Cities and Suburbs Program has been a key feature of the Plan, which saw the release of the program's draft guidelines in late 2016. On Friday 20th January 2017 SCCANZ submitted its detailed submission on the guidelines.
For every young person who becomes homeless there is an average net expenditure of almost $15,000 per person per year on health and criminal justice services, says the lead researcher of a new study on youth homelessness in Australia. Click for the video.
As a recipient of a IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant in 2014, the city of Ballarat in New South Wales, Australia sought ideas from IBM experts on innovations that could help manage local waste resources effectively while reducing reliance on the landfill and strengthening the regional economy.This executive summary highlights IBM recommendations to Ballarat, which other cities can learn from.
After installing an Itron smart water metering solution, the Water Corporation of Western Australia was able to reduce the city of Kalgoorlie’s water use by 10% and eliminate occupational safety and health risks. The system provided the ability to detect leaks and empower customers with consumption data.