Digital Transformation of the Australian Planning System – Opportunities, Barriers and Risks

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Revolutionising Land Use Planning with PlanTech In today’s rapidly evolving landscape, effective land use planning is paramount to addressing Australia’s most pressing challenges, from climate resilience to housing affordability and community wellbeing. PlanTech is a game-changing suite of digital solutions reshaping the planning sector’s approach to these issues. Developed in collaboration with key partners the Planning Institute of Australia, University of NSW, RMIT University and FrontierSI, the Digital Transformation of the Australian Planning System – Opportunities, Barriers and Risks report presents a groundbreaking vision for strategic and collaborative PlanTech implementation across Australia.

Four Key Pillars of PlanTech Implementation:

  1. Data-Driven Decision Making: Enhancing data availability and quality to inform evidence-based policy development.
  2. Capacity Building: Empowering planners with digital skills and automating repetitive tasks to focus on high-value endeavours.
  3. Communication and Collaboration: Utilising online platforms for community engagement and better balancing competing priorities.
  4. Digital Transformation Foundations: Addressing legacy systems and fostering interagency collaboration to support PlanTech adoption.

Our program aims to consolidate efforts in digital transformation and PlanTech investment, ensuring targeted research innovation directly addresses planning system needs. We’re inviting stakeholders to read the report and join us in this transformative journey, offering opportunities for collaboration and co-investment in initiatives that drive progress and sustainable development. Together, we can harness the power of technology and collaboration to create a more resilient, inclusive built environment for all Australians. The call for partners is now open. Contact us to learn more and get involved in shaping the future of urban planning in Australia.

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