Round one of the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program is open until 30th June 2017.
The release of the Smart Cities Plan by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and recent launch of the new Smart Cities and Suburbs Grant Program, reflects a national focus on community projects involving innovation and technology.
A recent article in The Conversation’s series, “Making Cities Work”, discusses how Australia might use technology to improve our cities and solve current issues. International cities have already invested heavily into technology-based programs in order to become smart cities, whereas Australia has been a little slower in taking up the challenge of encouraging innovation in these types of projects.
The Smart Cities Program addresses these issues by requiring local governments to team up with the private sector for a chance to receive funding for technology-based projects. For more information on Smart Cities and how you can get involved, please visit our Smart Cities and Suburbs Program page.
Pracsys has a successful track record of assisting applicants to secure funding under Royalties for Regions (RfR), National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) and the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Based on our extensive experience, Pracsys has developed a peer review process to ensure that your application sufficiently responds to the evidence requirements of the Smart Cities merit criteria.
If you would like a free consultation to discuss potential projects contact Suzie Turner or Lucy Heales on (08) 9325 6551.