North Ipswich Reserve Pilot Project
Scope of work
The North Ipswich Reserve is one of the Smart City pilot projects incorporating smart technology within a Council owned and managed location.
The scope of services implemented includes:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Smart benches with mobile phone charging capabilities
- Smart Automated Mower (SAM) – controlled through an app which allow actions such as changing lawn cutting heights
- A smart lighting program with LEDs, sensors and data analytics
- Smart camera entry to allow for video analytics
- Waste sensors to monitor and notify Council when the bins reach a threshold
- Smart poles with intelligent light controls and EV charging station (by the end of November)
- Smart environmental monitoring for irrigation and turf management
Benefits to Business
- New technology solutions and opportunities will be implemented, assessed and potentially scaled in quick time.
- Video analytics will allow for better understanding of demographic breakdown to plan better events.
- Better understand demographic breakdown of visitors to plan and deliver customer-centric events.
- Trial new technology to support development of new businesses.
- Council services will be improved and made more efficient with the use of innovative technology.
Benefits to Community
- Intelligent light controls and video analytics will make the reserve safer for the community to enjoy.
- Smart benches will provide a highly convenient technology solution to the community.
- Council will be more responsive using technology, for example emptying bins according to need and cleaning facilities during high usage periods.
Shaping a Smart Vision