SCC releases ANZ draft Digital Twin Blueprint

Thursday, 15 July, 2021

SCC releases ANZ draft Digital Twin Blueprint

The Smart Cities Council has released the draft Australia New Zealand Digital Twin Blueprint.

SCC Executive Director Adam Beck said the document is the product of hundreds of stakeholders across ‘Australia, New Zealand and beyond’ working together for the past two years.

“And our goal is clear — to catalyse a thriving Digital Twin marketplace in the region so we can activate data and create value for decision-makers in the natural and built environments.”

To respond to a more dynamic and uncertain world and to take advantage of tomorrow’s economic opportunities, we need to rethink the way our built and natural environment is planned, built and managed, and how services are delivered, SCC said. This will only be possible if we embrace new open technologies, like digital twins.

The SCC has stewarded an open and collaborative process of shaping the direction of the Draft Blueprint and co-creating the content with stakeholders. The Council’s Digital Twin Task Force was a key driver in shaping the direction of the document, which was hosted in an open online environment with the link to edit the document made freely available on request to stakeholders.

Beck said, “This document is not a strategy, but rather a resource that we hope informs policy-related activities by governments of all levels across the region as well as the work of our fellow industry bodies and professional associations.”

“The Blueprint provides a series of draft recommendations based on engagement with government, industry and academia relating to Digital Twin capability development, leadership and governance, standards, use cases and research priorities.”

The draft Blueprint is now available for stakeholder feedback, with comments closing Friday, 27 August, 5:00 pm AEST.

“We still have a lot of stakeholder engagement to do before we finalise the document and we hope that policymakers, practitioners and academics alike who are seeking a more sustainable natural and built environment provide feedback.”

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