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Boost to local Government data in the Mallee

03/08/2021

Businesses and residents in the Mallee are set to benefit from an expanded data collection platform, thanks to support from the Victorian Government.

The project, hosted by Mildura Rural City Council and in collaboration with three other Mallee Local Government Areas (LGA), will use software monitoring services and develop an Internet of Things (IoT) Starter Kit that will be used to inform business activities in each LGA.

The IoT Starter Kit is an 18-month collaborative initiative between the Victorian Government, Mildura Rural City Council, Swan Hill Shire Council, Gannawarra Shire Council, Buloke Shire Council, the Mallee Regional Partnership, La Trobe University, Sunraysia Institute of TAFE and Mildura Regional Development.

The IoT platform will enable each council to improve service delivery across the region and better inform government investment and planning through the collection of up-to-date data on local government matters such as traffic control and waste management. This will be designed to help inform more efficient use of ratepayer funds.

The expanded project is funded through the $3.5 million Regional Digital Fund, which supports a broad range of small-scale digital projects identified as priorities by the local Regional Partnership. This project has been supported by the Mallee Regional Partnership.

Priority projects are rolling out across the state under the Fund, including in Barwon, Central Highlands, Gippsland, Great South Coast, Goulburn, Loddon Campaspe, Mallee, Ovens Murray and Wimmera Southern Mallee regions.

Quote attributable to Mallee Regional Partnership Chair Win Scott

“It’s great to work with so many local authorities on this joint project to improve local government data, and we’re looking forward to seeing the benefits flow to the Mallee community.”



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