Land Matters September 2017
In this issue:
It’s time to SPURonWA
Are you an entrepreneur or part of a Western Australian start-up with an innovative location based idea? Then you could be eligible for a SPURonWA grant.
The SPURonWA grant program supports individuals and businesses develop innovative products and services with a strong location information component.
SPUR has allocated $100,000 to the 2017/18 program, with individual grants of up to $25,000 to progress your idea, product or service to market.
Last year’s grants round provided funds to nine WA location information based start-ups and businesses, of which four launched to market and two are expanding interstate. SPURonWA grants are on offer until 5pm Friday 6 October 2017.
SPUR encourages applications from Aboriginal businesses.
Guidelines and FAQs are available on the SPUR website.
Landgate shares its knowledge with the Philippines
Landgate is sharing its digital disruption experience with land administration professionals from the Philippines.
The Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Local Government Unit (LGU) employees are taking part in a fellowship at Landgate funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
Landgate is a global leader in land registry disruption. It brought the 19th century, paper based Torrens title system into the digital age through the development of its New Land Registry (NLRTM).
This award-winning cloud-based platform has led to numerous improvements including better document turn-around times.
Our guests will learn about the registry as well as participating in leadership, innovation and business development training.
Henry Pacis from The Philippines’ DENR said he was looking forward to expanding his knowledge of land administration during his time with Landgate.
“Land administration in the Philippines is undergoing major reform,” Mr Pacis said.
“Spending time at Landgate is helping us update our vision for the future because we are gaining useful information about Landgate’s technology, people and processes.”
Mr Pacis’ colleague Gina Pascua said she was benefiting from the fellowship.
“I’ve had the opportunity to take part in professional development such as leadership training that will help me pursue my career goals, and ultimately benefit the community in the Philippines,” said Ms Pascua.
“That, along with learning more about Landgate’s mapping and planning technologies, will be extremely useful to me and my country.”
Claremont showground 1986 to now
Take a trip down memory lane or sideshow alley with Landgate aerial imagery. Look back on the Claremont showground 31 years ago when the Wild Mouse was the most extreme show ride on the planet and there were no show bags over $100.
Slide over to now to see how much the showground has changed over the years.