Australia's newest smart city invites EOI


Tuesday, 12 March, 2024

Australia's newest smart city invites EOI

Sydney’s Western Parkland City Authority (WPCA) is inviting leading technology providers to submit expressions of interest (EOI) for digital telecommunication opportunities at Bradfield City Centre, part of an aerotropolis to be built next to the new Western Sydney Airport at Badgery’s Creek.

As Australia’s first major city to be built in 100 years, Bradfield City Centre will be enabled with all the infrastructure and technology needed to deliver a smart, safe, sustainable and resilient city, WPCA said.

Expressions of interest (EOI) are being sought from the market for:

  1. Operation and management of a telecommunications pit and pipe asset network.
  2. Right to provide the first telecommunications fibre network within the pit and pipe network to pre-fibre commercial, education and residential developments with ultra-fast internet.
  3. The provision of fibre and internet to support high-speed broadband services to people and businesses in new and future developments.
  4. Right to lease, operate and fit out the reserved space for a communications centre that will remove the need for streetside utility boxes and enable better-quality civic places.
  5. Right to manage a precinct-wide network of multi-function smart poles with lighting and other capabilities such as environmental sensors, CCTV and mobile network microcells.

WPCA Chair Jennifer Westacott AO said Bradfield City Centre will be designed with inbuilt digital capability from day one.

“We’re seeking world leaders in the market to help us deliver a high-tech city that is smart, adaptive and futureproofed for businesses and residents,” she said.

“This is a rare opportunity to get the fundamentals of digital capability right for generations to come and set a new benchmark for urban development right here in Western Sydney.”

The EOI callout closes on Wednesday, 24 April 2024 at 2.00 pm.

For more information, visit the WPCA website.

Image credit: iStock.com/metamorworks

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