Digital enhancements transform Beaman Park's hub into a 'Smart Precinct'
THE HON ALAN TUDGE MP
MINISTER FOR POPULATION, CITIES AND URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE
HON MICHELLE LANDRY MP
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR CAPRICORNIA
The Yeppoon Town Centre Smart Precinct project is now complete, bringing many benefits to the local and business communities.
Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the project would improve amenity and safety in Yeppoon Town Centre.
“The installation of smart LED street lighting, free public Wi-Fi, bin sensors and interactive digital features have recently been completed in and around The Hub in Beaman Park to reimagine and reinvent this public space at the heart of the community,” Mr Tudge said.
“This will make the area much safer and more accessible, which is a great result for the community.”
Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said she was excited to see how the digital enhancements would assist local businesses and engage the wider community.
“Visitors and residents will get to experience the Yeppoon Town Centre in a new way. The digital interactive art projections will really draw people in,” Ms Landry said.
“Technology is fast becoming an important component of how our communities are planned, built and managed today and it’s important to ensure our region’s infrastructure is capable of integrating into the digital age.”
Deputy Mayor and Council’s Digital Economy and Innovation Champion Councillor Nigel Hutton said the project was thanks to a grant of nearly $200,000 from the Australian Government Smart Cities and Suburbs initiative last year to implement smart cities technology within the Yeppoon Town Centre.
“This project forms part of Council’s commitment to advancing the region’s local economy, attracting investment and increasing jobs while also increasing visitor interaction and attraction and contributing to creating a town centre that’s technologically advanced,” Cr Hutton said.
“The purpose of the grant is to develop the Yeppoon Town Centre Smart Precinct so that it’s ‘smart’, energy efficient, and safe. Now complete, these new elements within the town centre will encourage the Capricorn Coast region’s business community to embrace smart technology while improving community lifestyle.
“These works will also complement the Centre of Excellence for Disaster Management, Innovation and Community Resilience (The Hub) in the heart of Yeppoon.
“Council would like to thank the Australian Government for their strong funding support towards this important project.”