Victor Dominello
Minister for Innovation & Better Regulation

Budget To Support The State's Digital Transformation

Whole-of-government data analytics projects that harness the power of data to tackle difficult social challenges will receive increased funding in the 2016-17 NSW Budget.

The NSW Data Analytics Centre (DAC) has received $17 million over four years to continue its work in providing data driven insights to help inform policymaking.

“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.

Ten data analytics projects have already commenced 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:

  • $418 million to regulate the function of workers compensation insurance, motor accidents compulsory third party insurance and home building compensation
  • $241 million in 2016-17 to provide shared corporate support and services to a number of Government agencies, including procurement, ICT, human resources, finance and business services- including via private providers in order to obtain higher service quality at lower cost
  • $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
  • $69 million in 2016-17 to drive whole of government strategies to achieve better value service delivery from ICT across government