The Greater Launceston Transformation Project is a $10.4 million collaboration between:
- the Australian Government
- the Tasmanian Government
- the City of Launceston, West Tamar, Meander Valley and George Town Councils
- the University of Tasmania, and
Together we are exploring Smart City approaches to improving service delivery and innovation across the greater Launceston area. This exciting project has created the foundations for a smarter region and a more engaged community through:
- using data in clever ways to understand how visitors and residents move around and use city
- new 3D virtual city modelling tools that will transform city planning
- developing a community co-designed innovation framework and hub
- using smart technology to transform the future of industries such as aged care and emergency response systems
- using open data platforms, immersive and interactive technology to share the stories and assets of our arts and cultural sector
- developing new education programs to inspire our future innovators, and
- managing traffic flows and congestion with improved traffic management technology.
The Greater Launceston Transformation Project was one of four finalists in the urban planning and land use section of the 2019 Asia Pacific IDC Smart Cities Awards.
The judging panel said: “the project showed a clear all-of-city effort to leverage various city data, 3D model it, and mandate cross-jurisdictional collaborations among various city stakeholders; thereby displaying great maturity of breaking down silos and demonstrating cohesiveness to solve its city's urban planning and operations issues. A well-deserved finalist.”
As projects under the Greater Launceston Transformation Project are completed we will showcase their outcomes here.