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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
3.9 Future Cities Collaborative
4. Smart people are the key to smart cities
5. Telcos, industry platforms and smart cities
6. The Drivers behind Smart Cities
6.1 Customer-driven smart cities
6.2 Economy-driven smart cities
6.3 Society-driven smart cities
6.4 Greenfields Opportunities
6.5 Brownfields Challenges
7. Trends, Developments, Analyses
7.1 The need for smart infrastructure policies
7.2 Cities of the future research
7.3 Smart Cities: sustainable engines for growth
7.4 Have plans ready for opportunities
7.5 Regulations for drones
8. Smart cities and smart countries - Analysis
8.1 The need for an holistic approach
8.2 How to build smart communities and smart countries
8.3 Stage one - infrastructure
8.4 Stage two trans-sector policies
8.5 Stage three - the business game-changer
9. Case study Sydney
9.1 Sydney on the Global Network Society Index
9.2 Social score
9.3 Economy score
9.4 Environment score
9.5 ICT Infrastructure score
9.6 ICT Affordability score
9.7 ICT usage score
10. Intelligent infrastructure Projects
10.1 Kangaroo Island Council creates broadband competition
10.2 Perth investigates free WiFi for public transport
10.3 Optus creates a smart city showcase
10.4 Canberra smart parking
10.5 Ballarat Smart Waste Management
10.6 Smart streetlights (and more) for SE Queensland
10.7 Parramatta
10.8 Digital Brisbane
10.9 Adelaide - WiFi network basis for innovation hub
10.10 Drones as building inspectors
10.11 Drones to inspect sewage
10.11.1 Melbourne Water
10.11.2 South East water Victoria
10.12 Drones to monitor the dingo fence
10.13 Smart water infrastructure
10.14 Smart Work Hubs - NSW
11. NBN and Smart Infrastructure
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Access for smart utility services
11.3 Infrastructure Co-Development Program
11.4 Projects and Developments
11.4.1 Maroochydore's smart city centre
11.4.2 Infrastructure sharing with NBN Co
11.4.3 NBN facilitates wind farm
11.4.4 Smart Grid Smart City Project and the NBN
11.5 Connected home market
12. Rolling out infrastructure the smart way
13. Smart Grid, Smart City - Key findings, recommendations and comments (separate Report)
14. Australia - M2M and The Internet of Things (seperate Report)
15. Australia Big Data (sepArate Report)
16. Smart Transport, Smart Cars (separate report)
17. Other Reports:
List of Tables and Exhibits
Table 1 Contribution to economic output (by population)
Exhibit 1 - Australian cities statistics

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