Australia - Smart Cities, Smart Infrastructure

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Australia - Smart Cities, Smart Infrastructure

The development of smart cities and indeed smart countries require vision and recognition of the fact that many of today's social, economic and sustainability problems can only be solved with the assistance of ICT. In many situations the ubiqueness, affordability, capacity, robustness, security and quality necessary for this calls for fibre optic and high-speed wireless infrastructures. This need will increase dramatically over the next 5 to 10 years as industries and whole sectors (healthcare, energy, transport, water) carry out the process of transforming themselves in order to much better address the challenges ahead.

We need to create smart cities, smart businesses and smart countries, with high-speed infrastructure, smart grids, intelligent buildings, etc.

In order to manage our societies and economies better we need to have much better information about what is happening within all of the individual ecosystems, and in particular information about how these different systems interact. Currently they all operate within silos and there is little or no cooperation or coordination between them. ICT can be the bridge to bring them together; to collect data from them and process it in real time. Information can then be fed back to those who are managing the systems, and those who operate within them, such as doctors, teachers, business people, bureaucrats, politicians.

Some of these data interactions are already happening around smartphones, social media, traffic and crowd control and weather information. This is only the start of what is known as the Internet of Things (IoT) or machine-to-machine communication (M2M).

Key Developments:

Smart cities, smart communities, smart buildings, connected communities, gigabyte households, M2M, drones, IoT, big data, data centres, cloud computing, NBN, smart grids, broadband, smart meters, smart homes.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telstra, NBN Co, South East Water, TUSMA

1. Synopsis
2. Australian cities statistics
3. Smart Cities and Smart Councils
3.1 Governments fail to build national consensus
3.2 Cities are leading where federal policies fail
3.3 The need for leadership from the top and smart councils'
3.4 Advanced cities shifting focus
3.5 People are ready for smart environments
3.6 The funding dilemma
3.7 PPPPs cities collaborating with citizens and private enterprise
3.8 Intercity collaboration
4. The Drivers behind Smart Cities
4.1 Customer-driven smart cities
4.2 Economy-driven smart cities
4.3 Society-driven smart cities
4.4 Greenfields Opportunities
4.5 Brownfields Challenges
5. Trends, Developments, Analyses
5.1 Cities of the future research
5.2 Smart Cities: sustainable engines for growth
5.3 Have plans ready for opportunities
5.4 Regulations for drones
6. Smart cities and smart countries - Analysis
6.1 The need for an holistic approach
6.2 How to build smart communities and smart countries
6.3 Stage one - infrastructure
6.4 Stage two trans-sector policies
6.5 Stage three - the business game-changer
7. Case study Sydney
7.1 TBL Social
7.2 TBL Economy
7.3 TBL Environment
7.4 ICT Infrastructure
7.5 ICT Affordability
7.6 ICT usage
8. Intelligent infrastructure Projects
8.1 Perth investigates free WiFi for public transport
8.2 Optus creates a smart city showcase
8.3 Canberra smart parking
8.4 Ballarat Smart Waste Management
8.5 Smart streetlights for Queensland
8.6 Parramatta
8.7 Digital Brisbane
8.8 Adelaide - WiFi network basis for innovation hub
8.9 Drones as building inspectors
8.10 Drones to inspect sewage
8.10.1 Melbourne Water
8.10.2 South East water Victoria
8.11 Drones to monitor the dingo fence
8.12 Smart water infrastructure
8.13 Smart Work Hubs - NSW
9. NBN and Smart Infrastructure
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Access for smart utility services
9.3 Infrastructure Co-Development Program
9.4 Projects and Developments
9.4.1 Maroochydore's smart city centre
9.4.2 Infrastructure sharing with NBN Co
9.4.3 NBN facilitates wind farm
9.4.4 Smart Grid Smart City Project and the NBN
9.5 Connected home market
10. Rolling out infrastructure the smart way
11. Smart Grid, Smart City - Key findings, recommendations and comments (separate Report)
12. Australia - M2M and The Internet of Things (seperate Report)
13. Australia Big Data (sepArate Report)
14. Smart Transport, Smart Cars (separate report)
15. Other Reports:
Table 1 Contribution to economic output (by population)
Exhibit 1 - Australian cities statistics

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