The Smart Beaches Project is a partnership between Lake Macquarie City Council, Northern Beaches Council and University of Technology Sydney. A world first application of cutting-edge technology and smart infrastructure, the project will improve beach safety, provide updates on conditions for lifeguards and beachgoers, and increase public amenity.

The project has received $910,000 in funding under Round Two of the Australian Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Program, encouraging collaborative, cutting-edge projects that improve the liveability, productivity and sustainability of Australian cities, towns and suburbs.

Smart Beaches technology will initially be trialled at Redhead Beach and Blacksmiths Beach in Lake Macquarie, and Manly Beach and Shelly Beach in the Northern Beaches. Pending the success of this trial and ongoing funding, the technology could be rolled out to other beaches nationally and internationally.

For more information visit the Smart Beaches Project website