Projects shortlisted for smart city awards

By Jonathan Nally
Tuesday, 31 March, 2020

Projects shortlisted for smart city awards

Eight Australian and four New Zealand projects have made the shortlist of finalists for the 2020 IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards.

The annual awards highlight and acknowledge outstanding smart city initiatives in the Asia–Pacific region.

This year more than 215 smart city initiative entries were received from public sector and technology suppliers from across the region.

The awards are now in the public voting phase; you can vote for your favourite at

Civic engagement

  • City of Palmerston Smart City — City of Palmerston, NT
  • Perth Smart Cities Collaboration — City of Perth, WA

Digital equity and accessibility

  • Coogee Smart New Technologies at the Beach — Randwick City Council, NSW
  • Rural Broadband Connectivity 2 — Rural Connectivity Group, New Zealand

Public safety — disaster response/emergency management

  • EQRNet Earthquake Response Management — Christchurch City Council, New Zealand
  • Flooded Roads Smart Warning System — Logan City Council, Qld

Public safety — smart policing

  • Switching on Darwin — Darwin City and Northern Territory State Government

Smart water

  • Reducing Urban Impacts on the Great Barrier Reef — Cairns Regional Council, Qld
  • Smart Water Sensors — Christchurch City Council, New Zealand

Sustainable infrastructure

  • Energy Data for Smart Decision Making — Byron Bay, Ku-ring-gai, Waverly, Canterbury, Bankstown, Northern Beaches of Sydney in NSW; Manningham, Banyule, Towong and Bendigo in Victoria

Transportation — Connected and autonomous vehicles, public transit

  • Frenzy Application — Auckland City Council, New Zealand

Urban planning and land use

  • Smart Strategic Planning — Byron Shire Council, NSW

Image credit: ©

Related News

Govt announces $1.2bn Digital Economy Strategy

The federal government has committed $1.2bn in the latest Budget for a series of initiatives...

ATO to soon approach market for major new IT contracts

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has announced its intention to approach the market for a...

Business Council releases digital economy recommendations

Targeted digital reforms could help Australia save $210 billion over the next 20 years.

  • All content Copyright © 2021 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd