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Why Open DataImage of the SA Connected principles

The South Australian Government is the custodian of a diverse range of useful data. Making this data available for everyone unlocks opportunities for our community and economy. Open data has the potential to empower citizens with information, advance research and enable new business innovations.

In September 2013, the Premier announced a Declaration of Open Data that commits the Government of South Australia to proactively make government data available for use by business and the community.

SA Connected the SA Government’s ICT strategy, together with the A Modern Public Service policy and the Digital by Default Declaration identify open data as a priority for government.

Open Data Principles and Planning Framework

The Department of the Premier and Cabinet has released an Open Data Principles and Planning Framework to assist agencies to meet their commitments detailed in the Declaration of Open Data. The Framework will help agencies to implement open data principles and develop open data agency action plans. The Open Data Framework is available at the ICT and Digital Government website.

Open Data Strategy

The advancement of open data across the Public Sector was led through the Open Data Action Plan (PDF) by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. This plan was designed to build capability in open data before agencies were required to create their own open data strategic plans.

In February 2017 we are pleased to release an Open Data Framework to help agencies implement open data principles and develop open data action plans. The Framework promotes the proactive release and re-use of non-sensitive public sector data to the public, using consistent standards and good governance.

The Framework is available at the ICT and Digital Government website.