Digital Marketplace to support smart city collaboration

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 31 May, 2017

Digital Marketplace to support smart city collaboration

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has enhanced the Digital Marketplace to help local councils collaborate on and find suppliers for smart city projects.

Councils will now be able to use the ICT solutions procurement portal to share ideas with each other at the planning or pilot stage of smart city initiatives.

Councils such as Ipswich, City of Casey, Adelaide and the Sunshine Coast have already posted projects on the Marketplace, covering areas such as data, smart lighting, waste collection and infrastructure modelling.

Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor said local councils already make up 25% of registered buyers on the Digital Marketplace.

“There is a great appetite for innovation within local councils, who are at the forefront of smart city initiatives,” he said.

“Local councils are already working together to deliver services. But they were struggling to find a way to collaborate when a project is still just an idea, or a pilot, or a lesson they have learned that would benefit other councils.”

The Marketplace will be used to support the development and implication of projects under the federal government’s $50 million Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. Applications for the first round of the grant program will close at the end of June.

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