The Transport Digital Accelerator is seeking creative and innovative technology solutions that encourage the safe return of customers to city centres for leisure and entertainment. We are asking: ‘How might we encourage customers to safely return to city centres for leisure and entertainment?’
It has been over two years since the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Australia. During this time, COVID-19 restrictions have changed our travel behaviors and its impact on businesses has completely altered the landscape of city centres.
Since the pandemic started, the number of workers in our city centres have fallen sharply each lockdown and has not fully recovered. Businesses in industries concentrated in city centres, such as arts, recreation, tourism and retail, have had financial difficulties during 2021’s lockdown periods.
The NSW Government and Local Councils are encouraging people to return to their city centres in a COVID Safe manner, to boost economic activity and support businesses to thrive.
The City Revitalisation Innovation Challenge will accelerate innovation and technology solutions that:
- Increases the number of visitors to the Sydney CBD, Newcastle CBD and Parramatta CBD.
- Improves the customer experience of travelling to and exploring Sydney CBD, Newcastle CBD and Parramatta CBD.
There are two streams of work. Organisations can respond to one stream or both streams.
How might TfNSW create more effortless and supportive journeys for active transport users?
How might TfNSW build greater versatility into our precincts to provide more enjoyable choices that meet the various mobility needs of users?
For details of this Innovation Challenge please visit: https://future.transport.nsw.gov.au/technology/partner-us/transport-digital-accelerator/city-revitalisation-innovation-challenge-20
What are we looking for?
TfNSW is looking to accelerate mobility-based projects that invent new creative ways of connecting and activating precincts in a safe way, aided by technology. We are interested in new ideas and approaches that can improve the travel experience of customers travelling to and within city centres for leisure and entertainment. We are keen to partner with tech startups, industry and/or academia who can creatively deliver new experiences.
This tender opportunity is not expected to lead to the award of a contract, or the award details will be advertised elsewhere. Please telephone or email the contact officer for details