Smart ways to enjoy a BBQ

BBQ in Park

Brisbane City Council is creating opportunities to connect with family and friends in the places that make our city great, and one way we’re doing this is by providing free BBQ facilities in parks across the city.

Council has embedded Internet of Things (IoT) devices on existing BBQs to monitor their usage and maintenance needs as a trial. The devices can track when a BBQ is turned on and used for cooking, when it is cleaned and when it has been accidentally turned on. The information gathered shows which BBQs are popular at various times and days of the week, enabling staff to ensure the BBQs are clean and operational when they are needed most. The devices also provide information on when grease traps need emptying and when BBQs are damaged and in need of urgent repair. 

We’re protecting and expanding greenspace to make it easier for you to enjoy the lifestyle our great city has to offer. By installing IoT devices onto existing Council assets, Council is creating new, reliable information to streamline service delivery, reduce costs and help keep more than 2100 parks across Brisbane clean, green and sustainable.

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