About Smart City, Future City
The City of Parramatta Council met this challenge in 2015 by becoming the first local government in New South Wales to adopt a Smart City Masterplan to leverage opportunities associated with technology, data and information. Council is currently working to deliver on many of the initiatives outlined in the Masterplan.
Work continues on a range of activities including:
- Smart City projects that improve planning and decision-making by using data as a tool.
- Future City projects that position Parramatta for future challenges and opportunities.
The program aims to build research, data collection and analytics capabilities to improve organisational efficiency and customer experience.
Climate responsive neighbourhoods
Smart cities and suburbs grant
This 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.
An initial environmental device with multiple sensors and a gateway has been installed to allow messages to travel from the sensors.
Management and maintenance automation
In Doyle Ground, North Parramatta, sensors are monitoring soil moisture, water usage, bins, temperature and wind speed.
A gateway has been installed to allow messages to travel from the sensors. The data collected from the sensors will inform future park management and maintenance.
Digitising Heritage in 3D
Stories of rare and unique artefacts
A critical pathway to evolving Parramatta into the future is understanding the past. Storytelling is of paramount cultural importance. Digitising some stories will promote greater awareness and preservation.
Each item was selected based on the historical connection to Parramatta and the online storytelling opportunity.View 3D Digital Heritage Projects
CBD Parking Finder
Know where to go
The new interactive Parking Finder helps people to locate potential parking spaces before they leave home.
The Parramatta CBD Parking Finder provides information about on-street and multistory car parking in the Parramatta CBD including how long you can park and costs.
In a first for New South Wales, the Parking Finder also shows all on-street accessible parking spaces, complete with photographs and rating, and provides entry height details for multistory car parks.CBD Parking Finder
Safe School Parking Finder
Park safely and legally around schools
The Safe School Parking Finder is an online tool covering 60 schools in and around Parramatta. The interactive site is designed for pre-journey planning and shows parents and carers where they can safely and legally park around their child’s school.
The Safe School Parking Finder is a map-based website available in 15 different languages: Arabic, Armenian, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Dari, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian (Farsi), Punjabi, Tagalog (Filipino), Tamil, and Telugu.Safe School Parking Finder
Benchmarking Urban Heat
Environment monitoring of the City
The OATH (Outdoor Ambient Temperature Hierarchies of Parramatta) environmental monitoring project is a collaboration between Western Sydney University (WSU) and the City of Parramatta Council. More than 120 temperature sensors were installed to monitor variations in temperature.
At the same time, City of Parramatta Council has planted more than 1000 trees on streets and in playgrounds. Live weather can be viewed as reported through a mini-weather station installed in Centenary Square.View Live Weather From Centenary Square