Community-focused smart technologies to enhance flood resilience

Funded

Logan City Council

Slacks and Scrubby Creek Flood Catchment, Logan City, Queensland

Project stage

In progress

Timeframe

Start date: 01 November 2018
End date: 01 June 2020

Project value

Australian Government funding:
$300,000
Total:
$600,000

Partners

  • Queensland University of Technology

Focus area

  • Public safety (crime and disaster prevention and management)
  • Natural environmental data and measurement (air quality

Project type

  • Disaster management
  • Public safety
  • Smart hub/precinct
  • Environmental monitoring

Technology type

  • Internet of Things
  • Augmented/Virtual reality
  • Data Management (Data platform, open data, data privacy and security, blockchains, standards)
  • Hardware
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Environmental sensors
  • 3D modeling
  • IT systems (interoperability)
  • Cloud computing
  • Online portal

Project summary

Council has partnered with the Queensland University of Technology to deliver ‘Community-focused smart technologies to enhance flood resilience in high risk areas’ as a Smart Cities initiative. The project will add future-focused value to Council’s current infrastructure planning, asset management and floodplain management by exploring a number of initiatives within the Slacks and Scrubby Creek catchment.

The challenge

To improve flood risk management outcomes, in consideration of other services provided by Logan City Council – leading to improved efficiency, reliability and operational attributes.

Solution

The project will implement and test the use of digital engineering and smart technologies to improve asset and flood monitoring in the Slacks and Scrubby Creek catchment by integrating data sources, asset information and modelling for river, creek flooding.

Benefits

An advanced warning system of this nature has never been attempted in the City of Logan and the approach developed through this project could be rolled out across other catchments in the future.