New CoP milestone for Smart Beaches Project

The first meeting of the Smart Beaches Community of Practice (CoP) will be conducted by video-link on 23 June 2020 from 2-3pm.

The Smart Beaches CoP has been established for local councils to share knowledge, establish best practice approaches and support collaboration of smart technology to improve beach safety.

Lake Macquarie City Council is leading the Smart Beaches CoP following its successful delivery of a Smart Beaches project under the Federal Government’s $50 million Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.

Lake Macquarie Council used advanced data analytics and machine learning to generate new real-time and forecasted insights into beach visitation and conditions around Lake Macquarie and on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, with lifeguards and coastal experts validating data through a co-design process.

Other coastal councils interested in taking part in the Smart Beaches CoP can contact Tony Blunden (