The government has an exhibition stand at the Australian Smart Communities Association Conference in Melbourne, and ASCA says is it will continue to work with the Government to support the delivery of “innovative smart city projects which make our communities more liveable, sustainable and technologically empowered”.
“This is a great opportunity for delegates to learn more about the application process and how to submit funding applications,” the ASCA's Brook Dixon said.
“Last year, 49 projects received a total of $27.7 million in Australian Government funding across all states and territories – about one third of the recipients were ASCA members who are at the forefront of creating smart communities.
Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said funding was open to all cities, with 40% of successful projects from Round One located in regional areas.
ASCA will also represent its members on the Cities Reference Group, established to provide innovative, expert advice to support delivery of the government's Smart Cities Plan.
“Our close working relationship with the Australian Government ensures that ASCA continues to advocate on behalf of our members and partners while fostering greater collaboration across all sectors in this exciting field of smart city innovation,” Dixon said.