The NSW Government Land and Property Information (LPI) department have announced the implementation of Esri Australia’s Smarter Scheduling NSW (SSN) technology – a location based platform for the coordination street infrastructure works.
The new technology will enable government agencies, utilities and councils to coordinate infrastructure maintenance and construction, whilst reducing infrastructure costs and road work disruptions.
The smart mapping technology displays planned infrastructure across the state up to a decade in advance, alerting stakeholders to opportunities to coordinate in the schedule, and ensuring maintenance programs are facilitated with maximum efficiency.
SSN also reduces the need for multiple digs, construction and repairs.
LPI Senior Project Manager, Ian Palmer, said the project would reduce the stress and disruption caused by infrastructure works to communities and their local road networks.
“While there are statutory obligations on utility providers to consult road authorities about any planned road openings, there are no requirements to communicate these plans to other utility providers,” Mr Palmer said.
“It is not uncommon for the same stretch of road to be dug up a number of times by different utility providers.
“This new technology encourages a more collaborative approach to infrastructure works.
“NSW will see reduced waste in works arising from duplicated infrastructure activity and minimised disruption to the public and business sectors.”