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Lord Mayor dismisses smart city “conspiracy theorists”

The Lord Mayor of Darwin has defended the launch of new surveillance capabilities in the region, after the nation’s smallest capital city just finished the fastest rollout of ‘smart city’ technologies in the country.

The $10 million “Switching on Darwin” project has rolled out more than 900 “smart” LED lights, 24 environmental sensors, parking sensors, free wi-fi and a network of 138 new CCTV cameras throughout the Darwin CBD.

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Australia is building ‘smart city’ infrastructure

Driven by advancing technologies and infrastructure, smart cities have progressed passed a future concept and are now becoming a reality, with the Australian government currently initiating a new plan to “transform our cities and regional locations”.

The ‘Smart Cities Plan’ will include new mechanisms to monitor and control society with technology, including smart management of infrastructure functions, ground and air sensor devices, CCTV surveillance with facial recognition, ‘sustainable projects’ and more.

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