Businesses in Sydney have been impacted by coronavirus restrictions and resulting in changes to customer behaviour.
As the pandemic took hold in March 2020, travel behaviours immediately shifted as workers remained at home and businesses dealt with the loss of workers, tourists and international students.
- As of August 2020 there were almost 50 per cent fewer people working in the Sydney CBD than in January 2020.
- Public transport patronage was down to 20 per cent during the initial lockdown, reverting to around 55 per cent of 2019 figures in August 2020.
The NSW Government and Local Councils are now encouraging people to return to the city in a COVID Safe manner, to boost economic activity and support businesses to thrive.
For details of this Innovation Challenge please visit https://future.transport.nsw.gov.au/technology/roadmap-in-delivery/transport-digital-accelerator/covid-recovery
What we are looking for?
Transport for NSW is looking to accelerate projects that invent new creative ways of activating the city streets, venues and destinations in a safe way, and connected by technology. We want to see ideas that could measurably increase visitation and economic activity in the Sydney CBD.
We are keen to partner with disruptive tech startups and organisations who can creatively deliver new experiences. Fast.
Stage 2: The New Normal
We are interested in projects that might need coordination among government agencies and stakeholders or more detailed codesign, and would commence in early 2021.
- The appetite with Cohort 2 extends to a larger funding (up to $150,000 per project), with delivery commencing in March 2021, and available dedicated project management from TfNSW.
- Stage 2 projects will go through a more involved codesign process and we fully expect to assist applicants in bringing together local and state agencies to deliver these projects
There’s a lot already out there - don’t forget to look into what the City of Sydney, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, and other bodies are already doing too.
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Additional Details / Instructions
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