New national data plan to help Australia’s infrastructure

The Federal Government has released the Final National Infrastructure Data Collection and Dissemination Plan (Data Plan) which summarises priority projects and aims to address infrastructure data gaps.

The Data Plan sets out how data can be gathered selectively and used to make more informed decisions for governments, industry and individuals.The Federal Government has announced the Final National Infrastructure Data Collection and Dissemination Plan (Data Plan) which summarises priority projects and aims to address infrastructure data gaps.

For example, a project which uses GPS data shared by freight operators can be used to better understand where congestion is impacting freight movements.

The plan identifies infrastructure data and information gaps and outlines priority projects that aim to improve infrastructure investment decision making and monitoring the performance Australia’s infrastructure networks.

Projects that are part of the Data Plan are involve the collection and use of new infrastructure data generated by public and private transport and logistics industry enterprises.

A dashboard that summarises transport, telecommunications, water and energy data is being implemented to provide infrastructure users and decision makers with a better understanding of how the infrastructure networks are performing.

The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) developed the Data Plan with assistance from a group of infrastructure and transport experts from the public sector, industry and academia.

The Data Plan and further details on the project are available here.


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