A survey of citizens in 20 APAC cities including Melbourne found that while citizens can see the potential benefits of smart city initiatives, nearly half believe that current projects are not useful to them.
SAS Institute Australia will implement a software system designed to connect Victoria Police's databases, allowing for the creation of integrated crime investigation and prevention intelligence.
The Digital Transformation Agency has become the first agency to publish its cost per transaction on the agency's Performance Dashboard, the new tool for monitoring government digital service efficiency.
Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor will visit the Netherlands and UK to help bring smart city approaches developed in the two nations to Australia.
Australasia's peak smart cities body has called on the federal government to set up a leadership incubator and project exchange.
The Queensland Government will this year release a new ICT strategy aimed at helping the government maximise the benefits of digital technology and making it easier for local start-ups to do business with government.
The second annual NZTech Advance Government and Technology Summit will help New Zealand become a stronger digital nation, said NZTech's Graeme Muller.
The UK's Digital Marketplace, the procurement portal that forms the basis for the Australian version, is now open to over 36,000 organisations.
The UK's Digital Marketplace team, developer of the source code used by the DTA for the Australian version, has started using Australian-developed features.
Adelaide City Council has issued a worldwide invitation calling for expressions of interest to build and operate its Ten Gigabit City broadband infrastructure.
Townsville City Council has signed a broad-reaching $20 million ICT services contract with Optus to help improve the council's digital citizen engagement as well as its communications and IT capabilities.
The EPA and CitiPower are jointly conducting tests of new air quality monitoring sensors installed on street lamps on a busy bridge.
The ATO is using Nuance Communications' Nina virtual assistant technology to power its own virtual assistant, Alex, which it is using to provide intelligent answers to customer queries.
The inaugural CEO of the former Digital Transformation Office and current CDO of the rebranded Digital Transformation Agency has tendered his resignation.