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Infrastructure Focus Areas

"Connecting people with services, people with systems, and people with people."

Strategic Directions

Coordinated Infrastructure Planning

Effective Governance
and Decision Making

Viable and Sustainable Infrastructure

Efficient Infrastructure Delivery

Leveraging our
Natural Advantage

Legislation and standard guidelines promote common and integrated approaches to digital infrastructure planning across the State

Digital enablement of infrastructure operation and management is a core component to cost benefit analysis and business cases

System-wide digital infrastructure underpins health, education, hazard and emergency management and other services

Transition of Government-based services to virtual or online approach

Tasmania is favoured location for scalable trials of next generation infrastructure principles and approaches

Digital infrastructure corridors established with power, transport, water infrastructures

Alignment of government policy, guidelines and legislation to promote digitally based innovation

Equity in service provision between urban, regional and rural Tasmania, through use of digital infrastructure

 

Tasmania's small size and existing governance and business structures allow co-operation by State Government, local government utilities, communities and the private sector to support new telecommunications infrastructure and new digital business models

 

Modernise governance of ICT to coordinate the digital transformation of Government services, including creating infrastructures to support improved service delivery.

High digital literacy and participation across community, business and Government

 

System-wide digital technology (eg smart grids) used to operate and manage other infrastructures

Current Activities to Achieve Strategic Directions

Coordinated Infrastructure Planning

Effective Governance
and Decision Making

Viable and Sustainable Infrastructure

Efficient Infrastructure Delivery

Leveraging our
Natural Advantage

Consultation with local councils on streamlining planning processes for National Broadband Network

(null)

Establish protocols with the Australian Government for information sharing on digital infrastructure issues, to encourage and alignment of Australian Government policy with State developments

(tick) 

Pilot (tick)  extend (2 years) a web portal that gives health clinicians access to patient related information

Achieve selection as first State to receive National Broadband Network infrastructure (tick) 

Arrange use of Aurora pole infrastructure to support National Broadband Network  fibre to the premises cabling
(3-5)

Establish diverse stakeholder advisory group to provide ideals and feed back to government (Digital Futures Advisory Committee)
(null)

Develop and implement new Service Tasmania Online public interface (online shop)
(null)

Establishment of a company to roll out and operate the Tasmanian National Broadband Network footprint
(tick) 

 

Establish industry and community partnerships for new digital  infrastructure
(null)

Commission engineering study on new Bass Strait undersea optic fibre cable
(tick) 

Establish Flexible Learning School to deliver distance education and e-learning State-wide using web 2 technologies delivered over broadband
(null)

First stage National Broadband Network  roll out plan approved by the Australian Government and national roll out company

(null)

 

Participate in developing the National Schools Interoperability Framework
(tick) 

Develop 5 year vision for Tasmania underpinned by utilisation of digital infrastructure
(tick) 

Implement Service Tasmania client update service for  advising Government of change of address
(null)

Complete first stage roll out, including new backhaul, three fibre to the premises footprints, and delivery of services across footprint
(tick) 

 

 

Establish a governance structure to oversee and promote e-health strategy in Department of Health and Human Services (tick) 

Implement a single Patient Administration System across major State Government hospitals
(tick) 

Achieve full NBN roll out. Target is 200,000 premises covered by fibre-to-the-premises,plus wireless and satellite infrastructure for the remaining premises (5-10)

 

 

Apply standards and outputs from the National Schools interoperability Framework (null)

Implement patient and client management systems across mental health and primary health services
(null)

Second stage NBN roll-out, including fibre to-the-premises to 10,000 premises in seven towns (null)

 

 

Establish an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Policy Board to advise the Premier on strategies for the use of digital technologies across government (tick) 

Implement a state-wide digital imaging management system to support storage and retrieval of all medical images electronically and available at all sites across the State
(null)

Third stage NBN roll-out, including fibre-to-the-remises to 90,000 premises(5-10)

 

 

Through ICT Policy Board, develop and implement a strategy, including investment priorities, for the use of digital technologies across the government (null)

Develop National Broadband Network  participation plans for the health and education sectors
(O)

 

 

   

Make Service Tasmania Online accessible from mobile services (0-3)

   

Initiate Activities to Achieve Strategic Directions

Coordinated Infrastructure Planning

Effective Governance
and Decision Making

Viable and Sustainable Infrastructure

Efficient Infrastructure Delivery

Leveraging our
Natural Advantage

Determine how to facilitate shared access to trenches and easements for road / electricity / telecommunications / gas

(U)

 

Trial smart grid technology in selected towns
(*)

Health and education services delivery trials
(O)

Attract first national digital service delivery trial to Tasmania
(*)

 

 

Digitally enhance tourism experience across the State
(3-5)

Digital TV transition and options for IPTV delivery over NBN
(3-5)

Establish digital technology demonstration sites as part of community education
(*)

 

 

State-wide smart grid established
(3-5)

Establish state-wide next generation municipal management
(3-5)

 

 

 

Introduce end-to-end electronic transactions through Service Tasmania Online (eg smart forms)
(5-10)

Construction of additional Bass Strait optic fibre cable
(3-5)

 

 

 

Establish systems to improve hazard and emergency management through access to  combined spatial data
(*)

 

 

 

 

Further increase in educational offerings in remote and regional Tasmania through the use of new technologies and ubiquitous broadband
(O)

 

 

 

 

Use telehealth video conferencing and other technology to increase the availability of health services in regional and rural communities
(null)

 

 

(tick) = completed

(O) = Ongoing task

(*) = Refer to February 2013 Implementation Report

(0-3) = 0 to 3 years to completion
(3-5) = 3 to 5 years to completion
(5-10) = 5 to 10 years to completion