Switching on Darwin project
The Switching on Darwin project is a $10M project, jointly funded through three levels of government – Australian Government, Northern Territory of Government and City of Darwin.
The Switching on Darwin project is the first component of a longer-term #SmartDarwin Strategy, delivering a range of innovative technologies to commence Darwin on its Smart City journey.
The Switching on Darwin project includes installation of:
- 912 Smart LED lights and a Smart City Platform to control dynamic lighting
- 138 CCTV cameras to provide data on vehicle and pedestrian movement
- 250 Smart parking sensors
- 24 Microclimate and environmental sensors
- Extended Wi-Fi network
- Wayfinding signage
All of these smart technologies bring benefits to City of Darwin and the broader community including:
- Enhanced community safety
- Improved service delivery; ability to plan future infrastructure and services based on current data and new technologies
- Reduced energy consumption and subsequently, costs to deliver services
- Improved understanding of environmental factors and the ability to capture data relating to the environment
- Innovation – new data sets available to the community and business sector to support citizen engagement, unlock innovation and create new business opportunities