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i-Sense Oakleigh: The Smart Connected Precinct


City of Monash

Atherton Road, Oakleigh, Victoria

Project stage

In progress


Start date: 22 November 2018
End date: 31 December 2020

Project value

Australian Government funding:


  • Monash University

Focus area

  • Visitor experience
  • Innovation and economic development
  • Facility and services management (buildings, energy, waste, utilities)

Project type

  • Smart lighting
  • Smart parking

Technology type

  • Internet of Things
  • Wireless sensor networks

Project summary

The project is a collaboration between Monash City Council and Monash University to build a smart precinct underpinned by advance sensoring technologies and a data communication network. The network provides a connected platform to sense, collect and analyse relevant data to improve liveability for the community within the precinct. The sensors and its platform will collect and fuse different data on mobility including vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians, as well as improve utilisation of public spaces such as on-street and off-street parking.

Installation of smart lighting along the north side of Atherton Road will serve as a base for the proposed smart connected sensing array platform.

The project was scheduled to be completed at the end of 2019/20, however, the implementation of the project has been delayed of late due to COVID-19. The revised completion date is 31 December 2020.

The challenge

Develop a connected IoT platform that enables multiple sensoring approaches and data communication technologies to sense, collect and analyse relevant data to improve liveability.


This is a project using existing technology in a new way. The platform will increase livability in the Oakleigh precinct through development of a communication network and IoT platform that will use multiple sensoring technologies to capture data. Once captured, this data will be used in practical applications that will increase levels of service and efficiency and ultimately improve livability for the community.


The project will enable the deployment of various sensors and data analysis that will benefit the community by assisting them to find available parking, access wifi, have access to improved lighting and for the overall amenity of the area to be improved through bin sensors that send an alert when bins are near capacity.

The project is concentrated around the Oakleigh Activity Precinct and is scalable for use in other precincts in Monash.


An early version of the platform has been developed by Monash University.

Some of the physical infrastructure has being deployed.

Contact details

Name: Kanch Withana
Phone: 03 9518 3252