General FAQs

What is the SPUR Location Grants Program?

The SPUR Location Grants Program is a WA Government collaboration initiative.

This year there are up to six grants of $25,000 available, totalling $150,000 in support.

In 2021, Landgate is proud to announce its partner agencies are:

  • DevelopmentWA
  • Positioning Australia
  • Innovation Central Perth, Curtin University
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
  • Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.

The grants program recognises WA business working with location data to support the land and property sector to deliver outcomes using emerging technology. The focus is on areas of spatial development that will help deliver savings and improvements to land and property services for Western Australia.

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?

Grant applicants must demonstrate their proposal is unique and explain how it uses location data to deliver improvements to the land and property sector. This could 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).

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 2021 SPUR Location Grants Program features three categories:

  • General Grant (with one Grant co-funded by DevelopmentWA)
  • First Nations Grant
  • Curtin University Research Grant

What does the SPUR Location Grants Program offer?

Shortlisted applicants will receive an information session with leaders from Development WA and Landgate, including:

  • a tour of key projects in the metropolitan area
  • insights into data usage to deliver sustainable and affordable developments
  • a comprehensive explanation of what to expect at the pitch event.

Successful applicants will go on to receive:

  • $25,000 grant funding
  • Information sessions from all other Partner Agencies (for up to four team members) covering WA Government location data types, data visualisation tools and procurement policies and processes
  • Six months’ access to WA Government geospatial expertise to help you network and advance your project.

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.

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