Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Mapping your solar power potential project launched

Media Release

PF029/2018

05 April 2018

A project that will inform decisions about how home owners and urban planners can make the most of opportunities to use solar power is being launched today by Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher.

“The Energy Data for Smart Decision Making project will combine mapping with data on solar exposure, energy generation and consumption from precincts across Australia into an open modelling platform,” Mr Fletcher said.

“Being developed under the Australian Government's Smart Cities and Suburbs Program the platform will benefit end users by allowing them to calculate their solar power potential and make informed decisions on investment in solar power generation.”

“This project is an example of how the program encourages collaboration between local governments, research organisations and the private sector to deliver a solution that can be applied locally and shared around the country.”

Minister Fletcher said the Australian Government's $50 million Smart Cities and Suburbs Program has already seen $27.7 million allocated to 49 projects, with the second round of funding set to deliver further innovative smart technology solutions to urban challenges.

“I am looking forward to opening the next round of the program soon and encourage local councils to propose collaborative smart city projects that will improve the liveability, productivity and sustainability of our cities, suburbs and towns.”

In addition to the Australian Government's contribution of $430,000, the Australian PV Institute, University of New South Wales and nine Councils will also contribute a total of $462,000 towards delivering the project.

For more information about the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program visit: cities.infrastructure.gov.au/smart-cities-program.