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Regional Data Hub Consultation

Help shape the quality and accessibility of the socio-economic data you use to make decisions affecting regional Australia.

Why we want your input

We know data is important for decision making and to promote information about regional Australia. This is your chance to shape a new data resource for regional communities, local leaders, industry and all levels of government.

How you can voice your opinion

We value your time and have provided a survey that will take around 20 minutes. Alternatively, you’re welcome to provide a response to the consultation paper.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Your input through the survey or consultation paper will inform the development of the Hub over the next three years.

The Issue

Consultation Period: 24 May 2021 09:00 AEST to 2 July 2021 17:00 AEST

The Regional Data Hub is part of the Australian Government's $13.7 million Better Data Use to Support Delivery for Regional Australians program announced in the 2020–21 budget. It will improve the evidence base for regional communities, local leaders, industry and all levels of government by bringing together key economic, demographic and socio-economic data to provide easy access to information about their regions.

We recognise many organisations and individuals make decisions that affect their local communities and therefore, we want to better understand how and why you use data. This consultation is an opportunity for you to tell us what data you need and how you prefer to access data. We will use the submissions and the survey results to determine the data priorities and design of the Hub.

Relevant documentation

Consultation paper—Regional Data Hub: Understanding and responding to regional data needs

Published 24 May 2021

Download Consultation paper—Regional Data Hub: Understanding and responding to regional data needs PDF (443.98 KB)
Download Consultation paper—Regional Data Hub: Understanding and responding to regional data needs DOC (2.41 MB)

Our regions are diverse, spanning sparsely populated remote communities to towns and large non metropolitan cities. The Regional Data Hub aims to help communities and those involved in policy design and service delivery to understand the state of the regions and identify future opportunities. The Hub will have high quality data at geographic scales suitable for regional decision makers.

Participate

24 May 2021 09:00 AEST
02 Jul 2021 17:00 AEST
Closed

The submissions published below have been created by third parties and may not meet WCAG 2.0 accessibility requirements. For accessible copies, please email regionaldatahub@infrastructure.gov.au.

The consultation process ran from 24 May to 2 July 2021. 124 responses were received to our survey or consultation paper. Please refer below for published submissions.

This consultation is closed.

Submissions

Australian Broadband Advisory Council (ABAC)
Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland
Communications Alliance
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Indian Ocean Territories
Mental Health Australia
National Farmers Federation
National Recovery and Resilience Agency
personal response