The Town has commenced its Smart City journey by providing public Wi-Fi and installing pedestrian counters along the Albany Highway strip. The Town is open to other ‘smart city concepts’ that can be integrated into lighting, road infrastructure, parking, digital signage and wayfinding to name a few.
Burswood Peninsula in particular has the potential to be underpinned by state-of-the-art digital infrastructure that supports the visitor experience and integrates key assets and public places. Smart city apps, interactive kiosks, digital street furniture, digital wayfinding, precinct Wi-Fi and people counting technology can be used to find out what’s on, book venues, provide information on how to get to places, provide real time transport information and link together all forms of transport. Data could be provided to a smart innovation hub where entrepreneurs, startups and students can collaborate with the Town and its partners on new ideas.