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Media Release


09 July 2024

Innovation is Parramatta’s north star in becoming a global City

Garden with plants and building in the background

Parramatta is forging ahead with its vision to become a global City with a new Smart City and Innovation Strategy (2024-2033), providing a blueprint for projects that enhance innovation and connectivity across the City.

The strategy, which was endorsed at this week’s Council meeting, provides a framework to create a vibrant, sustainable and connected City that promotes innovation and ideas in the heart of Greater Sydney.

Parramatta was one of the first councils in Australia to adopt a Smart City Master Plan in 2015.

City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Pierre Esber said the community has a strong desire to be a leading smart city.

“This strategy will guide initiatives to create a City that is connected, sustainable and with state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of Greater Sydney,” Cr Esber said.

“We are laying the foundations of a truly connected City for our community now and in the future.

“At Melrose Park, we completed a pilot using about 70 environmental sensors to capture and analyse local environmental data to monitor different conditions such as air quality and noise. We will continue to roll out sensors across the City to help us to make better decisions for our community.

“In the heart of the CBD at Phillip Street, we’re moving forward with the stage two proposed works featuring smart city elements such as environmental monitoring, condition-responsive and energy efficient lighting, smart irrigation.”

PHIVE’s cutting-edge, sustainable design has been recognised by international and national awards, including a 6 Star Green Star Design & As Built rating.

“We want Parramatta to be a leading smart City in the eyes of the world,” Cr Esber said.

“This is all part of our bold vision to transform Parramatta into a global City by 2050.”

Draft Parramatta 2050, Council’s long-term vision for the future of the City, is on public exhibition until Friday 19 July 2024.

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