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2019 Smart Cities Award winner

City of Prospect was named Smart City of the Year – Metropolitan at the 2019 Smart Cities Awards in Melbourne.

City of Prospect was named Smart City of the Year – Metropolitan at the 2019 Smart Cities Awards in Melbourne.

City of Prospect was a joint winner in this major category with the City of Newcastle.

Awards were handed out in six categories, celebrating the greatest achievements in the development, technological advancement and interconnection of cities around Australia.

The aim of these awards is to gather some of the best ideas and talent when it comes to the development and enhancement of our cities, so that we can all learn and benefit from the exciting work already being undertaken across the sector.

“Prospect  has been on a digital journey for the past 10 years and has received six awards for being in the top 21 intelligent communities in the world, as judged by the International Intelligent Communities Forum,” said City of Prospect Mayor David O’Loughlin.

“What distinguishes Prospect from other cities is our strong focus on economic development and our award winning Digital Economy Strategy has led to the creation of Smart City initiatives such as our GigCity Precinct, a range of digital marketing programs which have significantly increased visitation to Prospect and one of the fastest public Wi-Fi networks in the nation.

“Additionally, we are gaining national recognition for our collaboration with other councils and our community. In particular, our new Connected Cities initiative which is the result of sharing knowledge and networks over five councils as we use sensors to gather information about our recreation spaces to understand demand and improve our service delivery.”

You can read more about the Smart Cities Awards at https://smart-cities.com.au/awards/2019-winners/