General FAQs

What is the SPUR Location Grants Program?

Landgate's SPUR Location Grants Program is a collaborative Western Australian (WA)  Government initiative, designed to leverage the State's location information and deliver value to the land sector.

In 2022, Landgate is proud to announce its partner agencies are:

  • Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
  • Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
  • Small Business Development Corporation

$25,000 in grant funding will be allocated to up to five eligible candidates.

Along with financial support, successful candidates will attend targeted information sessions delivered by each partnering agency. The information sessions provide invaluable networking opportunities and assistance to better engage with WA Government data and procurement processes. It is worth noting that previous cohorts consistently identified networking among the most valuable program component.

How do I apply?

The SPUR Location Grants Program application is a three-stage competitive process.

Stage 1:

Create a submission via a secure online platform, providing details of your business, an explanation of your project/product/service, a plan and budget and the expected outcomes.

Stage 2:

Shortlisted candidates will pitch to a judging panel of representatives from Landgate and each relevant partnering agency.

Stage 3:

Candidates will be notified of the outcome.

What activities can be funded?

General Grant category applicants must demonstrate their proposal is innovative and explain how it leverages the State's location information and delivers value to the land sector. This can be through:

  • data management and modelling
  • information sharing and collaboration
  • improved operational efficiency  (e.g. process automation)
  • emerging digital technologies (e.g. digital twin or smart city capability)

First Nations Grant category applicants must demonstrate their project is culturally significant and explain how it uses place-based information to deliver value to the land sector. This could be through:

  • cultural mapping activities
  • ranger programs
  • on-country programs
  • other areas of interest specific to Aboriginal-Owned Corporations

Grant funds are NOT intended to:

  • finance projects in full
  • fund activities retrospectively
  • support business-as-usual costs for established products and services.

Does the SPUR Location Grants Program replace the SPURonWA grants?


What categories are available?

The 2022 SPUR Location Grants Program features two categories:

  • General Grant
  • First Nations Grant

What is location data?

Location data, also known as geospatial data or geographic information, is the data or information that identifies the geographic location of features and boundaries on Earth, such as natural or constructed features, oceans, and more.

Spatial data is usually stored as coordinates and topology and is data that can be mapped. Spatial data is often accessed, manipulated, or analysed through geographic information systems (GIS).

Why is it only those using land and property location data that are eligible for the Program?

Landgate and our partners work with and utilise location data on a day-to-day basis.

Therefore, the grant program is strategically aligned to support Western Australian businesses that are finding new ways to use location data.

What is place-based information?

Place-based information has a geographical position, and emphasizes the characteristics and meaning of places as a fundamental starting point.

SPUR Location Grants Program Help

Still have questions?

Contact our customer service team for further support.

Find out about Landgate and WA Government location data at data.wa.gov.au.

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This page was last updated on: 13 Nov 2021