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Industry Development Standing Committee

ANZLIC is keen to stimulate the development of a robust and commercially viable national private sector geospatial industry providing a range of spatial information services to government, other industries and the community for improved business decision making, social well being and environmental sustainability.

To progress this agenda, ANZLIC established the Industry Development Standing Committee (IDSC) to foster the development of a representative national industry group, conduct a brief high level examination of the Australian Spatial Information Industry and identify legislation, regulation and/or policy impediments to industry development.

The IDSC was a key player in the development of the Spatial Information Industry Action Agenda Positioning for Growth, released in September 2001. A Joint Steering Committee (JSC) was created to coordinate implementation of the Action Agenda by all sectors of the industry.

Council agreed to disband the Industry Development Standing Committee at its meeting in May 2003 as it had achieved all its objectives and the JSC, of which ANZLIC is a member, was now taking the lead in industry development. ANZLIC's current position on industry development is articulated in its position paper Engagement with the Spatial Information Industry (February 2004).


Terms of Reference

The role of the IDSC was to work towards:

  • The generation of partnership opportunities with industry and academia based on:
  • improved and increased collaboration and cooperation between the public, private and academic sectors; and
  • a clear and shared understanding of the respective roles of and relationships between the three sectors.
  • Strong spatial information research and development supported by appropriate commercialisation capability.
  • Programs and initiatives for educational institutions that encourage the use of spatial information, as a long-term program for building awareness and expanding the spatial information industry.
  • Development of domestic and global markets through effective dissemination of trade and industry assistance information and programs, and a more effective harnessing of industry partners to pursue market opportunities.
  • Privacy policy and principles that maximise the value and use of spatial information while preserving privacy requirements.