Queensland allocates $40m for digital transformation


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 14 June, 2017


Queensland allocates $40m for digital transformation

The Queensland government has allocated $40 million in its next budget towards accelerating digital transformation.

The Department of Science, Information, Technology and Innovation has been granted funds within its $419.6 million budget to be used to help continue to digitalise government services, improving the delivery of science services and maintaining state records.

An allocation of $20 million will go towards supporting the One-Stop Shop initiative to develop a central portal for access to government services and expediting the processes of interacting with government.

A further $12.7 million over two years will be used to support the first stage of a digital archive solution to help residents easily access digital records held by government.

The budget also allocates an additional $6.2 million in funding for the first phase of the Science ICT Remediation and Renewal Program, specifically the Accelerating Science Delivery Innovation Strategy, which aims to transform the delivery of scientific information in the state.

Finally, $1.1 million has been allocated over two years to increase the publication of open government data and improve visualisation of this information.

“This investment in ICT accelerates the digital transformation of government services into the era of open data and data-intensive business,” Queensland Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch said.

“I am proud of the immense amount of work underway by this government to lead Queensland into the digital era. By protecting what we have and ensuring confidence in all we do, we provide a strong foundation for Queensland to truly be the state of innovation.”

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