The partner organisations in the Smart beaches project have a diverse range of capabilities and roles.

Australian Federal Government

Project role

Providing funding to the project via Round 2 of the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program

Lake Macquarie City Council

Lake Macquarie Local Government Area

Project role

Lead partner

Northern Beaches Council

Northern Beaches Local Government Area

Project role

Core partner

University of Technology Sydney

NSW leading technology education organisation

Project role

Core partner

Australian Coastal Councils Association

A national body which represents the interests of coastal councils and their communities

Project role

Provide advice to the project around the needs of Australia’s coastal councils and their communities

Australian Professional Ocean Lifeguard Association (APOLA)

Non-profit peak professional association for Australian professional lifeguards

Project role

Provide professional lifeguard advice to the project


Design, assembly, installation and maintenance of robust engineered products for public spaces

Project role

Delivery partner for the installation of two Aquafil smart water bottle refill stations to deliver improved beach amenity


Economic Development Company for Lake Macquarie City

Project role

Engage local businesses with project data outputs, ensure LoRaWAN coverage for sensors, and evaluate the project for scalability

Lake Macquarie Tourism

Promote Lake Macquarie as a tourism destination

Project role

Provide tourism advice to the project


IoT integration company that provides public and private IoT networks and applications

Project role

Provide hardware and install Things Network LoRaWAN coverage for Northern Beaches


Carrier providing an IoT network service and platform to enable enterprise-grade solutions for businesses and government

Project role

Provide hardware and installation of LoRaWAN coverage for Lake Macquarie


Large-scale network technology company

Project role

Provide sensor device management

NSW Data Analytics Centre (NSW DAC)

NSW Government whole-of-government data analytics team

Project role

Provide data model and analytics advice to the project

Orion Integration

Remote vision systems and cloud monitoring services provider

Project role

Key technology partner for computer vision


Open integration IoT platform provider

Project role

Provide data integration platform

SUMS Group

Smart utility management solution provider

Project role

Integration of water logging data from sensors on the project

Surf Life Saving New South Wales

Non-profit network of volunteer surf lifesavers and professional lifeguards

Project role

Provide advice on beach safety for the project

The Urban Institute

Smart City solution provider

Project role

Provide data visualisation platform to the project


Security Consulting Company

Project role

Cybersecurity advisor