Granville Smart Precinct Pilot Project


Cumberland Council

Granville Town Centre Precinct, New South Wales

Project stage

In progress


Start date: 08 February 2019
End date: 30 June 2020

Project value

Australian Government funding:


  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Meshed Pty Ltd
  • TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Region

Focus area

  • City and community planning

Project type

  • Smart lighting
  • Smart traffic management
  • Community engagement
  • Public safety
  • Smart hub/precinct
  • Smart parking
  • Smart waste
  • Environmental monitoring
  • People movement

Technology type

  • Internet of Things
  • CCTV
  • Data Management (Data platform, open data, data privacy and security, blockchains, standards)
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Environmental sensors
  • Smart poles
  • 3D modeling
  • Online portal

Project summary

The project implements SMART Technology data collection solutions to facilitate the revitalization of the Granville Precinct and deliver a replicable, scalable and adaptable model for smart precinct planning. A smart approach to engagement with the community is a core part of the project allowing for the integration of diverse views into the Precinct’s co-design process. Open data sharing and its integration with real-time data will facilitate innovation in the smart precinct planning process and allow for ongoing iteration of ideas as a dynamic place-making and co-design precinct planning process. Urban analytics will be applied for new smart precinct planning insights.

The challenge

The project seeks to develop an agile and smart approach to place-making, co-design and community engagement by testing how open and real time data can be leveraged to better inform precinct planning. In this way, evidence-based decisions can be made about where resources should be deployed by Council and other development partners.


It is anticipated that the project will deliver a cost effective, smart precinct planning process that is agile and allows for replication and scalability while enabling the testing of ideas as part of place-making and co-design of precincts.


The future benefits of the project include improved amenity and enhanced safety. Car parking and traffic will also be better managed though smart planning and place making. It is anticipated that gaining an understanding of movement patterns will also inform economic activities potentially revitalizing the Granville Precinct and attracting new types of business and social activities. Better community spaces will also result through the co-design process with the community.


Name: Nyambura Mwaniki
Phone: 02 8757 9952