Melrose Park: Smart Planning for Climate Responsive Neighbourhoods
City of Parramatta Council
Melrose Park, New South Wales
Start date: 19 November 2018
End date: 30 June 2020
Australian Government funding:
- University of Technology Sydney
- M Projects
- The Urban Institute
- ESRI Australia
- Natural environmental data and measurement (air quality
- Environmental monitoring
- Environmental sensors
Melrose Park is a demonstration site for sensor-integrated site management, to measure current development planning and regulatory practices, supported by real-time, continuous, distributed and localised data. The primary goal was to see whether technology and data can improve site management practices.
The challenge is to better understand and respond to local environment changes as the site develops.
The project is using smart technologies to capture, analyse and visualise local environmental data. Approximately 70 environmental sensing devices have been installed within the site and surrounding residential streets to monitor environmental conditions including urban heat, air quality, noise and stormwater. A buoy has also been installed in Ermington Bay to monitor river water quality.
The data collected from these devices are being visualised on a dashboard.
The benefits include improved site monitoring and management, as well as understanding how environmental conditions can vary on a micro-climate level.
The data collected and the lessons learnt from this project are being included in a Blueprint for Climate Responsive Neighbourhoods, that can be applied at other sites in other locations.
Name: Geoff King