The Future of Public Spatial Policy in Australia

By on 9 November, 2012

spatial@gov returns to National Convention Centre Canberra for its fourth year from 20 – 22 November 2012

In the Opening Plenary, Drew Clarke (Secretary, Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism) will explore the role of government in building a national capability. As Chair of ANZLIC – the Spatial Information Council, Mr Clarke will address the important work that ANZLIC members have been oversighting on a set of key National Foundation Data Themes and the corresponding development of a policy framework.

Helen Owens (General Manager, Office of Spatial Policy) will continue on this theme, expanding on how this work contributes to the development of a future National Spatial Information Infrastructure across the federal, State and Territory governments of Australia and the New Zealand Government. Prof. Geoff West will elaborate on work on spatial infrastructures being undertaken by the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information and Cathy Crooks will share future directions for the Spatial Marketplace.

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Drew Clarke, Secretary, Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism

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