With half the world’s population living in cities, the drive towards Smart Cities is gathering pace at a rapid rate.
Enabling the transformation is the Internet of Things (IoT) which, together with the increasing power and automation of platforms, captures and enables the monitoring and processing of data to optimise the use and connection of digital technology and infrastructure.
This dynamic and increasingly accelerating pace of technological innovation and transformation comes with a mix of opportunity and widespread challenges for infrastructure managers.
We understand this more than most as we manage the daily maintenance and upgrading of critical infrastructure for road and public transportation as well as critical utilities such as water, power, lighting and telecommunications.
As a Downer company, we bring over 83 years experience in infrastructure projects to plan, create and sustain the modern environment.
Our Smart Cities solutions transform daily operations while reducing costs, improving operational efficiencies and supporting the environment.
Today, bus and rail travellers in the Australian Capital Territory and Western Australia commute across public transport networks with our smart automatic fare collection solutions; our solar powered CCTV networks help local government authorities deliver safe and environmentally friendly solutions; and the new Smart Busport in Perth’s CBD is giving bus passengers a whole new travel experience while helping the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia transform Perth into one of Australia’s leading Smart Cities.
To enable the transformation of Smart Cities we deliver intelligent transport solutions which include infrastructure and services for the conditioning of utilities such as
platform lighting, public address and information systems at interchanges and platforms.
We also deliver the design, supply, operation and maintenance of smart buildings, facilities (including control centres), interchanges and stops (all modes), as well as public furnishings for transportation and civic spaces. We augment these services with 'first and last kilometre' facilities such as advanced parking and bike solutions for interchanges and stations.
In addition to intelligent transport solutions, we bring new and innovative capabilities including sophisticated communications and network infrastructure, CCTV, security and specialised technologies which deliver energy efficiencies and cost savings to transform the urban environment.