On the 30th of May 2019, the RailSmart project won the Best Integration of an Individual Technology award at the 2019 Smart Cities Awards in Melbourne.
The RailSmart project was a collaborative project between PATREC, the City of Wanneroo and the Department of Transport (WA). The RailSmart web dashboard provides information to support decision making for transport and land use planners. This information has been developed out of the work of many PATREC researchers.
This information was used in the context of informing land development in the station precincts within the Yanchep Rail Extension area in the north-eastern corridor of the City of Wanneroo. As part of METRONET, three stations will be build in Alkimos, Eglinton and Yanchep, past the existing terminus at Butler.
Mayor Tracey Roberts accepted the award on behalf of the City. The RailSmart project was supported by the Australian Government through the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.
Media regarding the award