Ambitious Fishermans Bend Renewal Gets a Digital Twin

Digital twins have been gaining popularity. An integrated simulation of its natural counterpart, digital twins are extensively used now in construction, infrastructural development, defense aircrafts and more. The technology incorporates live data streams from embedded IoT devices, exhibiting connections between building systems and environment temperatures. Land Use Victoria and the University of Melbourne will collaborate on developing a digital twin for the landmark Fishermans Bend renewal project, Australia’s largest Urban renewal venture.

This “ambitious project” is being planned in partnership with the CSIRO’s Data61. Digital twins prove to be resourceful in understanding and advancing the organic twin’s ingenuity. Like a wear and tear that can be worked on individual components of an aircraft’s digital twin.

The NSW sees unlimiting potential in building a twin for the cityscape that can illustrate and monitor traffic flows, resource allocation, water and electricity through the day. The Victorian Digital Twin project was launched last year by the Office of Strategic Land Assessment and Information (SLAI) within the Victorian Department for Environment, Land Water and Planning.

Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration (CSDILA), University of Melbourne have joined the vision. CSDILA director, Professor Abbas Rajabifard, said in a statement the collaborative project is set to further Melbourne’s ambitions to be a smart, livable city.

“The Fisherman Bend digital twin will be a collaborative project across government, research and industry, which will allow us to collect, manage and visualize complex digital information about cities and infrastructures. Using geospatial innovations and capabilities, we will enhance Victoria’s livability and Melbourne’s goals as a smart and sustainable city”, said Rajabifard.