Eric Lumsden says the new technology aims to improve quality of life. Photo: Attila Csaszar

City of Perth wins $1.3m tech grant

A ‘smart’ irrigation system using weather forecasts and soil moisture readings to adjust watering is one of four City of Perth projects set to get underway after a $1.3 million federal government grant was secured.


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