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Western Parkland City Sensor Network


Wollondilly Shire Council

Picton, New South Wales

Project stage

In progress


Start date: 19 November 2018
End date: 31 December 2020

Project value

Australian Government funding:


  • Blue Mountains City Council
  • The Council of Camden
  • Campbelltown City Council
  • Fairfield City Council
  • Hawkesbury City Council
  • Liverpool City Council
  • Penrith City Council
  • The University of Wollongong
  • University of New South Wales
  • Sydney Water Corporation

Project type

  • Community engagement
  • Smart governance
  • People movement

Technology type

  • Environmental sensors

Project summary

This project deploys a shared, scalable sensing network across the Western Parkland City (WPC), a region made up of eight Western Sydney LGAs. The network will connect to the internet of things, enabling data sharing to enhance place-based planning and communication with citizens. In a regional first it will share network and data resources with Sydney Water. Public domain and environmental sensors will establish the network spine, enhancing development of tools for data sharing, data analytics, and digital governance protocols.

This project covers six streams:

  • Communication & engagement
  • Tools
  • Analytics
  • Public domain sensing (people movement & smart sports fields)
  • Environmental sensing (air quality/heat & water)
  • Smart governance.