The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) is leading the development of a National Infrastructure Data Collection and Dissemination Plan (Data Plan), with assistance from an expert Steering Group made up of transport, infrastructure and data experts from the private and public sector.
The Data Plan will improve and coordinate information and data collection across key transport and infrastructure stakeholders, and provide improved and more timely information for infrastructure investment decisions and monitoring of the performance of Australia's infrastructure networks. Developing opportunities to harness new data sources (including ‘Big Data’) from emerging data sources is a key part of the Plan's development.
On 28 February 2017 Minister Fletcher released Terms of Reference for the National Infrastructure Data Collection and Dissemination Plan that outline the overall objectives of the Data Plan.
On 27 April 2017 Minister Fletcher launched the Data Plan at an event hosted by the Smart Infrastructure Facility from the University of Wollongong. The first Steering Group meeting was held on the same day.
Draft Data Collection and Dissemination Plan
On 15 September 2017 Minister Fletcher announced the release of the Draft National Infrastructure Data Collection and Dissemination Plan PDF: 2448 KB. The Draft Data Plan includes case studies illustrating how data can be used to address infrastructure data and information gaps.
BITRE encourages individuals and organisations to contribute to the conversation by providing comments on the Draft Data Plan. These comments will contribute to the development of the Final Data Plan.
BITRE is particularly interested in receiving input from individuals and organisations on the following aspects of the Draft Data Plan:
- Key statistical and information sources, and data and information gaps.
- Prioritised Enduring Questions.
- Draft infrastructure and freight performance measures.
- Priorities for improving infrastructure data sharing and accessibility.
- Ideas for priority projects that relate to data gaps associated with prioritised Enduring Questions.
Formal submissions may be made by email or mail.
Data Collection and Dissemination Plan
Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
GPO Box 594
CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601
Submissions are open until 1 November 2017.
Australian Privacy Principle 5 Notice
Submissions for the Draft National Infrastructure Data Collection and Dissemination Plan
Your submission, including any personal information supplied, is being collected by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development for the purpose of informing the development of the National Infrastructure Data Collection and Dissemination Plan (Data Plan), in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (the Privacy Act).
The Department will use this information to develop the Final National Infrastructure Data Collection and Dissemination Plan, and Priority Projects that relate to data priorities identified in the draft Data Plan.
Your personal information will be stored securely by the Department. It may be used by the Department to make further contact with you about the consultation process. Your personal information will not be published or disclosed to any other third parties, except in the circumstances outlined below.
- in response to a request by a Commonwealth Minister;
- where required by a House or a Committee of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia; or
- where required by law.
The Department may also disclose confidential submissions within the Commonwealth of Australia, including with other Commonwealth agencies, where necessary in the public interest.
Please note that in order to protect the personal privacy of individuals in accordance with the Privacy Act any submissions containing sensitive information, personal information or information which may reasonably be used to identify a person or group of people may not be published, even if not marked as confidential.
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