Master-planned community Woodlea is pioneering a new ‘Smart Community’ initiative, officially unveiled by the Victorian Premier on October 5, 2016.
An adaptation of the State Government’s ‘Smart Cities’ project, Victoria Investment and Properties (VIP) and Mirvac, as Woodlea’s joint developers, have tailored the program to suit the specific needs of a greenfield development in hopes to foster a better quality of life for the community’s future 20,000 residents.
The Smart Community project will initially focus on three pillars:
The first street light and accompanying surveillance camera is already in place with the remainder to be installed as the development matures.
The new program will be designed with the aim to remain at Woodlea long after the development has reached completion, with an anticipated 25 smart street lights to be implemented by 2025.
Mr Dean said the community, as a result, will have a greater ability to thrive in a safe environment for generations.
"We are incredibly excited to be working with Victoria Police and Melton City Council to deliver unprecedented safety enhancement measures through the smart street light technology," he said.