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3.3 - Improve the discoverability and accessibility of government data: Environmental information

 

3.3 - Improve the discoverability and accessibility of government data: Environmental information

This commitment builds on progress made by the Government in recent years to work with stakeholders to make significant environmental datasets discoverable, accessible and available to all Australians to help make better decisions about environmental management.

The Department of the Environment and Energy is committed to improving the accessibility and discoverability of the data that underpins key responsibilities, such as the State of the Environment (SoE) reporting and research into the impacts of coal and coal seam gas developments on ground water.

This commitment will advance the OGP values of access to information and technology and innovation by enabling information and data reuse for economic and social benefits and increasing the accessibility, usability and discoverability of public data.

Steps to implementation

Implementation Step Period Status

Publish the State of the Environment 2016 report through an online information publishing and reporting platform and release the underlying data on data.gov.au.

Mar 2017 Completed

Launch a map-based tool to visualise Bioregional Assessment results

Early 2017-June 2017 Completed but delayed

Status updates for commitments are provided approximately every two months. With each update, agencies are encouraged to provide further and better particulars of the commitment and its steps to implementation, which may result in changes to timelines outlined in Australia’s first Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18.

Updated date: 17 April 2019