Smart beaches

Using technology to make visiting the beach easier and safer

Lifeguards at the beach

The Coogee Smart Beach project seeks to adopt a wide variety of current and emerging technologies to make visiting the beach easier and safer.

The project is jointly funded by Randwick Council and a grant from the Australian Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Program

What we’ve already done

What we’re planning

  • Trialling smart parking technology in Coogee off-street car parks
  • Expanded CCTV along Coogee Beach and Coogee Bay Road to improve safety
  • Digital signage with real-time beach conditions including air and water temperature, wind direction, solar UV rating, wave height and swell and the presence of rips and other beach hazards
  • Real-time transport information with public transport and ride-sharing information and
  • Sensors on BBQs, amenity blocks and bins to improve service response time
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