The NSW government is planning to increase funding in whole-of-government data analytics projects in its 2016-17 Budget.
The NSW Data Analytics Centre (DAC) will receive $17 million in the next four years to provide data driven insights to help inform policy making.
“In a world rich with data, the DAC can diagnose the problems confronting many in government and allow agencies to provide the solutions,” Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, Victor Dominello, said.
There are already 10 data analytics projects underway including analysing the call out rate by NSW Fire and Rescue and the number of false alarms they attend; understanding commuter needs in off-peak hour travel time; identifying buildings at risk from non-compliant cladding; and identifying property overcrowding.
The 2016/17 NSW Budget also includes $241 million to provide shared corporate support and services to a number of Government agencies, including procurement, ICT, human resources, finance and business services; $124 million to enforce fair trading laws, administer licensing regimes, provide community grant assistance, and undertake regulatory reform and offer information and assistance to consumers and traders; and $69 million to drive whole of government strategies to achieve better value service delivery from ICT across government.