Optimising City Resources

'These automations work together to help optimise the Cities resources, and improve services to the community.'
- Mal Osborne, Chief Executive Officer

The Objective

Hay Park is a major sporting facility in the City of Bunbury, Western Australia, used throughout the year by a wide range of sporting clubs and community groups. The City found that the sporting ground lights were commonly left on, resulting in excess power consumption, inaccurate billings and inefficiencies for council facility teams, who could not control the lights remotely and had to manually record power usage for on-charging.

The Solution

The City of Bunbury decided to connect the sporting ground lights into VROC's IoT Platform OASIS, and use the platform as an interface for both city officials and community groups.
Community groups can activate the lights in the platform themselves, setting the light intensity to match their needs - such as Training, Match or Broadcast. SMS reminders are sent as a prompt to switch lights off afterwards.
City officials can also remotely switch on or off the lights as needed, and set automations to control when lights are turned off each day. The council can control which fields are available to different clubs, based on surface conditions, maintenance and usage requirements.

The Results

The City of Bunbury are now able to track energy consumption and feed this directly into their billing system. This encourages responsible power usage by clubs and community groups. The city can also now more accurately track and analyse the usage of the fields and their energy consumption. These insights can help with future planning, energy management and conservation.

This is the third project that the city has integrated into OASIS. The city are now able to monitor and control a large range of their critical infrastructure, improving operational efficiencies for a number of internal teams. As a regional city supporting a large population spanning the greater Bunbury Geographe area, it's important for the city to maximise the efficiency of its asset maintenance and operational teams.

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