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Digital twin technology to enhance WA’s data capabilities

The Western Australian Government is investing $140 million to improve WA’s digital capabilities to accelerate land development approvals and streamline delivery of key infrastructure projects.

Spatial WA was approved through the State Government’s Digital Capability Fund, and the whole of government program was developed by Landgate in consultation with more than 30 State Government agencies.

Lands minister John Carey said, “The launch of the Spatial WA program marks an important milestone in better utilising technology for the benefit of all Western Australians.”

The Spatial WA digital platform will maximise the value of the State’s data by creating a spatially accurate 4D virtual representation of the built and natural environment, supporting key Government priorities around infrastructure delivery, planning reforms and emergency preparedness.

Innovation and the digital economy minister Stephen Dawson said, “We have invested significantly in the Spatial WA program and with the support of more than 30 agencies this innovative and exciting digital platform saves time, improves efficiency, streamlines processes and increases community engagement on major infrastructure projects.”

The technology will provide the ability to combine spatial and non-spatial data to generate analytical insights, run predictive modelling, and streamline digital workflows, with the potential to unlock significant savings for the State.

“Spatial WA empowers agencies to work seamlessly together in a spatially accurate virtual environment, ensuring informed decision-making and setting a new standard in digital capabilities,” said Dawson.

By making precise location data relating to roads, buildings, networks, pipelines and other infrastructure readily available across agencies, Spatial WA can for example help reduce wait times for planning applications, improve efficiency of maintenance work, streamline land development, accelerate approvals processes and increase community engagement on infrastructure projects.

The $140 million funding will be provided through the State Government’s Digital Capability Fund over 10 years.

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