The NSW Nationals in the federal government are calling for public input on the creation of the Regional Data Hub.
NSW Nationals Regional Communications Minister Mark Coulton said the hub would provide a publicly available and searchable site that will make it easier to
find the relevant data while also addressing gaps in data relating to rural Australia.
“High quality data and research are critical in making strong evidence-based decisions,” Mr Coulton said.
“The Regional Data Hub will provide an enduring source of information that helps community users, all tiers of government and others to serve the interests of their communities.
“The design and content of the Regional Data Hub will put user needs first.”
While the data to be collated will be based on the feedback received through the consultation period, the government proposes to focus on economic, social, and
The NSW Nationals in the federal government have committed $13.7 million to the Better Data Use to Support Delivery for Regional Australians program over 4 years from 2020-21. The Regional Data Hub is part of this program.
A six-week consultation process is now underway to understand the data and information needs of users.
Feedback can be provided via a 20-minute survey or in a submission responding to the consultation paper, both of which are available in the “have your say” section at communications.gov.au.
The public consultation period closes on Friday, July 2.