Rockhampton CBD Smart Technologies and Working Hub
Council: Rockhampton Regional Council
Fund: Regional Capital Fund
Category: Economic Development Infrastructure
Rockhampton is embracing the digital economy by installing smart technologies to attract people to the river bank day and night, and creating a working hub that will draw entrepreneurs into the CBD.
Leveraging the National Broadband Network rollout in the region and emerging wave of smart technologies, the project has been developed to better manage council infrastructure, provide a vibrant and attractive space for business investment and events and recreate an attractive, safe and interesting city centre for the community and visitors. The project includes:
dimmable LED lighting
smart CCTV cameras
Wi-fi access points for free, fast and reliable wireless connectivity to the internet
digital banners displaying civic and promotional messaging
integrated speaker systems
duress buttons on selected poles
ground mounted interactive banners and more.
The smart working hub offers a strong opportunity for economic growth, jobs and improved liveability.
Total project cost
* Average number of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) jobs supported by project construction (based on Queensland Treasury's Guidelines for estimating FTE jobs directly supported by the capital works program).