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work program 2004-2005

Following is the work program for the period 2004-2005. The work items listed reflect the overall priorities set by the Council for this period. Council members, standing committees, working groups, national office, jurisdictions or contractors will undertake these activities as appropriate.


Demonstrate use of spatial information in emergency management and counter-terrorism


Deliver the Counter-Terrorism Data Library on behalf of the National Counter-Terrorism Committee through development of Bands 1 and 2 capabilities as identified in the Conybeare Report. Implementation options for Band 1 and a CT Data Library demonstrator are due for delivery in November 2004; with full delivery of Band 1 and some elements of Band 2 by October 2005 for the Mercury 05 exercise.

Facilitate convergence in development of jurisdictional spatial data infrastructures and other relevant projects, especially targeting application for emergency management and counter-terrorism purposes, whilst continuing other applications for use in areas such natural resources, land administration and local government.

With the Australian Emergency Management Committee (AEMC), undertake projects to develop capacity in the emergency management community, including support for implementation of the Australian Disaster Information Network.


Form stronger coordination arrangements and communication with users and providers of spatial information


Adopt or develop policy frameworks and guidelines to meet identified user needs.

With jurisdictions and partners, demonstrate the role of the Australian Spatial Data Infrastructure (ASDI) in implementing best practice in spatial data management.

Encourage development and maintenance of strong intra-jurisdictional coordinating arrangements involving both sources and users of spatial information.
  Having identified needs for land administration reform at national level, to progress the policy debate within and amongst jurisdictions to achieve national outcomes.
  Scope a project to identify, communicate and form partnerships with relevant peak national bodies interested in creating sustainable communities.
  With the National Land & Water Resources Audit, progress joint initiatives supporting effective use of spatial information for natural resource management.
  With the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), facilitate uptake of the local government spatial information management best practice toolkit and build awareness of spatial information issues affecting local government.
  Work with the marine community to identify national and jurisdictional spatial data needs in areas such as regional marine planning.
  Maintain close relationships with peak spatial information business, professional and research bodies and cooperate on relevant industry development initiatives.


3. Support efficient operation of ANZLIC


Provide a national office.

Manage all aspects of ANZLIC business operations.

Manage meeting cycles for Council, standing committees and other bodies convened by ANZLIC.
  Cooperate with jurisdictions and other bodies in organising special events sponsored by ANZLIC.
  Manage reporting responsibilities between ANZLIC-related bodies.
  Implement the ANZLIC Outreach and Promotions Program (including publications, online communication, presentations and briefings).
  Produce the ANZLIC Annual Report.