Broken Hill is set to be an even smarter city with a Federal Government grant of $342,236, announced today by Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton.
Council's Chief Financial Officer, Jay Nankivell, said the funding announcement came at the perfect time for Broken Hill.
"We're extremely pleased with the funding. It also gives us great confidence to know that the Federal Government shares our vision for a Smart Broken Hill," he said.
"Our Smart Communities Framework covers a number of initiatives, many of which we’ve already started rolling out, so we’ll now sit down and review the funding specifications and see how the money can best be utilised across our existing and future Smart Communities projects."
Mr Coulton said he wished to congratulate Broken Hill City Council on securing the funding.
“I am very pleased to share the news that Broken Hill will stand to benefit from a range of impressive technologies, made possible through the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program,” Mr Coulton said.
“Using their new funding, Council will install waste collection sensors to notify when waste collection is required, motion sensor lighting and CCTV, as well as smart parking sensors.
“Today the Australian Government has announced successful projects under round two of the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program and I am proud that Broken Hill has come out a winner.”
Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said the program helps local governments which are pushing the boundaries with new ideas.
“This program encourages collaboration between local governments, industry, research organisations, tech start-ups and manufacturers in cities and towns across Australia. These partnerships in turn support the growth of emerging industries.”
Round two of the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program will fund 32 projects, 12 of which are in New South Wales. For more information visit https://infrastructure.gov.au/cities/smart-cities.