Land Matters December 2017
In this issue:
Landgate delivering value to the state
A review of the Land Information Authority Act 2006 has found Landgate is an effective agency that is delivering value to Western Australia.
The independent review, led by consultant Nicole Lockwood, was tabled in Parliament on 29 November 2017. It involved extensive consultation with stakeholders from the public and private sectors as well as an analysis of Landgate’s operations and performance over the last five years.
It noted Landgate’s achievements in delivering services in the face of change in the property market, technological landscape, and the expectations of customers.
The review also highlighted Landgate’s culture of efficiency and innovation, its collaboration with other government agencies and its work progressing projects of state significance.
Landgate ‘spurs on’ more WA start-ups
SPUR powered by Landgate is gearing up to work with a new group of Western Australian start-ups which have won SPURonWA grants of up to $24,000.
The recipients include Smart Vision AI, a start-up working on technology to detect road hazards in real time; Play'N to Win, which uses spatial data to help farmers improve fertiliser efficiency; and Ovass, a platform using data visualisation to assist in business-based decision making.
SPUR General Manager Peter Markham said the grants allowed WA start-ups to kick start their ideas and turn them into reality.
"Since its launch in April 2016, SPUR has been collaborating with Western Australian start-ups, researchers and government agencies on new innovations that accelerate economic development in the digital economy," he said.
"SPUR assists these start-ups cover costs like intellectual property protection, product development and commercialisation services.
"This year, we're looking forward to building relationships with this second group of start-ups that will benefit WA business sectors like agriculture, building and construction, property and information technology."
Read the Minister's media statement.
Learn more about the winners.
Season's Greetings from Landgate
Landgate wishes our customers and community a safe and enjoyable festive season. View Landgate’s e-card.
Landgate’s innovative business practices and world leading land registry have received global attention this year.
Landgate Chief Executive Jodi Cant presented to Princeton University’s prestigious ‘Innovation for Successful Societies’ program in the United States. Ms Cant travelled to Washington DC and shared the story of Landgate’s journey from its inception in 2007 to being the innovative and dynamic business it is today.
Landgate subsidiary Advara was a consultant to Australian Registry Investments which successfully bid for NSW’s land title registry.
Landgate shared its knowledge in digital disruption and expertise in land administration with delegates from three countries. Delegates from land agencies in China, the Philippines and Sri Lanka visited Landgate to participate in leadership, innovation and business development training.
2017 also included highlights such as SPUR successfully launching the second round of its grants program to Western Australian location based start-ups, leading the launch of Western Australia’s Open Data website as well as running another successful HackED event at the Midland Railway workshops.
We look forward to working with you in 2018.