DM Roads on board for Smart Cities Trial in Mornington Peninsula

Last month we announced an exciting new partnership with DM Roads, the Mornington Peninsula Shire (MPS) and RMIT to deliver the Rye Smart Cities Trial. The collaborative partnership will focus on sensor technology to explore how future cities may operate.

Avid beachgoers who frequent Rye on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula will benefit from installation of sensors to monitor more than 650 parking spaces, 20 bins and 4 BBQ facilities which will notify council workers when they need to be attended to.

The innovative trial will span over the next 12 months with the intention of more sensors being installed in other beachside towns along the Mornington Peninsula. DM Roads have contributed $100k towards the project and additional specialist project management resources to ensure the success of the project. Project managers Steve Macann and Naomi Rodgers have been brought on board to assist with the procurement and delivery of a number of the smart sensors as well as offer specialist knowledge around system integration with our custom built TST platform to provide a single operational command centre.  

Currently, trial sensors have been deployed to bins, BBQ facilities, street lighting and weather stations, with a full rollout underway for parking sensors. DM Roads Vic/Tas Acting Delivery Manager Chris Godsil praises the trial saying “this Smart Cities trial will transform the Rye Foreshore into a seamlessly connected smart city that will ease congestion and enable lives”