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ISJO Welcomes Smart Cities Grant Success

The Chair of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation, Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM, welcomes the announcement from the Federal Government to fund a key project from our recently endorsed Illawarra Shoalhaven SMART Region Strategy. ISJO has secured funding for $478,449 to impliment the Illawarra Shoalhaven Smart Water Management Project.

“This is an exciting time for the Illawarra Shoalhaven – we are embracing the digital revolution to develop a world-leading Smart Region that promotes and enhances the vibrancy of our economy, the sustainability of our environment,” Clr Bradbery said. 

The four councils within the Illawarra Shoalhaven region have formed a coalition and partnered with corporate investor Lend Lease and the University of Wollongong to break new ground in the area of water quality, storm water and flood management.

“The Smart Water Project will focus on technology to help improve public safety and water management outcomes around serious flood events.  This includes development of smart sensor technologies and software that will provide live monitoring of flood levels, stormwater culverts under roads and stormwater technology”

“Over the past 50 years, our region has experienced 30 floods classified as serious, severe or very severe. We are well placed to apply these experiences in implementing this Smart Project.” Clr Bradbery said.  

The project will use new smart technologies and develop data analytics to hel improve water quality, flood mitigation and flash flood community safety.

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