Melrose Park: Smart Planning for Climate Responsive Neighbourhoods


City of Parramatta

Melrose Park, New South Wales, Victoria

Project stage

In progress


Start date: 01 January 2019
End date: 30 June 2020

Project value

Australian Government funding:


  • University of Technology Sydney
  • M-Projects
  • The Urban Institute
  • ESRI

Focus area

  • Natural environmental data and measurement (air quality
  • dust
  • noise
  • waterways)

Project type

  • Environmental monitoring

Technology type

  • Environmental sensors

Project summary

The project will use smart technology to generate data (on heat, air quality, noise and stormwater), to collect unavailable hyper-local environmental data and help manage the creation of the new suburb, Melrose Park. Captured data will establish an environmental baseline prior to the major construction phase, with sensors left in place to track change over time. The project will integrate data with advanced Geographical Information System, ESRI.

The challenge

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


Real time data will provide information for improved site monitoring and management.


The benefits will be improved site monitoring and management, and applicable to other large development sites.