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FiberSense technology

The Northern Territory Government and City of Palmerston entered into a partnership to deliver FiberSense technology within Palmerston and Tiger Brennan Drive.  

Project information

A total of 60km of fiber optic cable will be laid throughout Palmerston CBD and Tiger Brennan Drive to detect vibrations in real time to understand and capture vehicular and pedestrian movements. The data will inform Council on locations of high usage areas to identify potential growth opportunities, as well as enhancing safety and liveability.


Cost and duration

The joint project between Northern Territory Government and City of Palmerston will cost $2 million in total.

Initial works will begin at the end of July, with the network scheduled to be completed and up and running within three months.

  • complements City of Palmerston's Smart Cities project
  • data will identify growth opportunities and provide a safer city for families
  • a future focused method of asset protection
  • innovative infrastructure with multiple uses

Current status

The low impact fiber optic cable uses advance Pico trenching in its deployment, with installation to be completed by November 2021.


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