The Western Australian Government is one of the largest collectors of data in the State. This data remains a relatively untapped resource that could be used by other agencies or sectors to develop new or better products or services that meet citizens' needs. It can also lead to better policy decisions and business practices in government and improve public sector accountability and transparency.
The Western Australian Whole of Government Open Data Policy (the Policy) aims to facilitate greater release of government data to the public in appropriate and useful ways to generate value and productivity.
A draft of the policy was released for consultation and comments in February 2015. The final Policy has been endorsed by Cabinet and was launched by Premier and Science Minister Colin Barnett, Finance Minister Bill Marmion and Lands Minister Terry Redman, at GovHack on 2 Jul 2015. For further information on the event, please see the media release.
Copies of the Policy are available via the Office of the Government Chief Information Commissioner website:
For further information, visit the Western Australian Government Data Portal.
Alternatively contact the Office of the Western Australian Government Chief Information Officer for matters regarding the Policy, or Landgate for Policy implementation.