A new project designed to improve visitor experience in Port Adelaide is about to commence with the call for tender for these services to be undertaken this week.
The Smart Wayfinding Pilot Project will provide dynamic information on local attractions to the more than 400,000 intrastate, interstate and overseas visitors to the Port each year.
The initiative will result in the production of digital content that will provide the visitor with an inviting, diverse cultural experience in the Port Adelaide Centre. It will capture the fascinating and unique elements of the history of the Port as well as up-to-date information about all there is to see and do in the area today.
An interactive touch screen sign to inform visitors about key attractions and events is to be installed at the Visitor Information Centre at 66 Commercial Road, along with wi-fi hotspots being established in the area.
The Smart Wayfinding Pilot Project will further develop the Port as a liveable and accessible 21st Century city centre, equipped to handle the increasing numbers of people using technology to navigate their tourism experiences. The University of Adelaide will also provide technical assistance, with the platform to be implemented by mid-2019.
Chief Executive Officer Mark Withers said it was another example of how the City of Port Adelaide Enfield is working to provide the best possible experience for visitors. "This project will allow us to harness information from multiple sources, enabling visitors to better plan and manage their trip to Port Adelaide," he said.
He also recognised the benefits for the local economy, saying "we will be working with businesses to highlight all the opportunities that are on offer here. By investing in smart technologies, we can continue to support the growth of the local attractions that make the Port unique".
The wayfinding project was funded under the Commonwealth Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Program, through which $50 million is being invested into projects which apply smart technology and improved access to data to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits to communities.
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