Smart Cities Awards: Parramatta picks up leadership category

The City of Parramatta Council has taken out the coveted Leadership City category at this year’s Smart Cities Awards

Paramatta won the judges’ nod for implementing a suite of dynamic smart cities projects, including sensing network on a new 25-hectare development, a parking app which was enhanced in 2020 in response to Covid-19, and Floodsmart Paramatta, Australia’s first automated real time flash flood warning system.

The 19 winners from across seven award categories included the City of Casey, Lake Macquarie City Council, the City of Darwin, and the City of Canterbury Bankstown.

Individuals named as “Smart Cities Leaders” included City of Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding (recognised for delivering Australia’s first “smart transparency and integrity hub”) and Lake Macquarie Council’s Claire Chaikin-Bryan (recognised as an emerging leader for her work to expand the use of IoT, support local innovators and encourage community digital and data literacy).

Click here for details of the 2020 Australia/New Zealand Smart Cities Awards.