Melrose Park: Smart Planning for Climate Responsive Neighbourhoods

Funded

City of Parramatta Council

Melrose Park, New South Wales

Project stage

In progress

Timeframe

Start date: 19 November 2018
End date: 30 June 2020

Project value

Australian Government funding:
$571,000
Total:
$1,142,000

Partners

  • University of Technology Sydney
  • PAYCE
  • M Projects
  • The Urban Institute
  • ESRI Australia

Focus area

  • Natural environmental data and measurement (air quality

Project type

  • Environmental monitoring

Technology type

  • Environmental sensors

Project summary

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

The challenge is to better understand and respond to local environment changes as the site develops.

Solution

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 data collected from these devices are being visualised on a dashboard.

Benefits

The benefits include improved site monitoring and management, as well as understanding how environmental conditions can vary on a micro-climate level.

Outcomes

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.