Melrose Park: Smart Planning for Climate Responsive Neighbourhoods


City of Parramatta

Melrose Park, New South Wales

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

Project type

  • Environmental monitoring

Technology type

  • Environmental sensors

Project summary

The project will pilot the use of a range of sensors to capture, analyse and visualise environmental data including temperature, humidity, air quality, noise, and stormwater. The data will provide useful information to monitor local environmental conditions.

A range of sensors have been deployed, with data being collected from these devices.

The challenge

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


The use of environmental sensors, coupled with the real time data that is collected, will provide information for improved site monitoring and management.


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