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The Future Street: Partner Prospectus

The Future Street is an installation project to be delivered by The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), the Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IOTAA) and the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ) as part of the national Festival of Landscape Architecture in October 2017.

The coordinating organisations are now looking for product partner to contribute to the installation. Those interested in coming on board as a partner can download the Partner Prospectus here. For further information contact Adam Beck on, or call 0422 496 043.

Schneider Electric - Supporting Sustainable Farming with Azure IoT


Farmer Craig Blackburn of Blackhills Farm in New Zealand, relies on Schneider Electric's SCADAfarm to manage water use. Learn how the system, built on Azure IoT enables Blackburn to adjust his irrigation machines to the land's water needs while integrating with weather predictions and making adjustments on the fly to net up to 50% savings.

Submission to Australian Government Smart Cities and Suburbs Program Guidelines


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.

Ballarat, Australia: Managing local waste resources effectively


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.

Smart Water Metering Solution Reduces Water Usage by 10% in Australian City


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.

Ausgrid and Cisco Services Help Create Smarter Substations in Australia


As part of a "Smart Grid, Smart City" project, Ausgrid -- one of Australia's state-owned, electricity infrastructure utilities -- ran a pilot program to show how smart network infrastructures can help it create a new, more efficient system for providing utility services.