General Posts

All general or uncategorised posts for the NWMR Project

Indices of access to services and infrastructure for North West of Melbourne

As part of an agreement among City of Melbourne, AURIN and CSDILA, we will soon implement an additional tool in the North West Melbourne integration portal to create indices for infrastructure availability, service accessibility, proximity to services and unrealised potential quotient/infrastructure availability. These tools are intended to help summarise the population’s access to infrastructure and […]

Spatial Data Integration and Access – Phase 2

We are pleased to announce that CSDILA has extended its collaboration with AURIN on the Spatial Data Integration and Access tool for another 1.5 years. The extension period will allow for the exiting activities to be expanded and completed in the context of location-based enabled platform, as well as for the new activities to be […]

Employment Deliverable #8 – Final Product Post

Product name: Employment Clustering tool to evaluate the imactos of planned activity centres on Local Employment and Acessibility. Primary users: Economists, Strategic Planners, Researchers Synopsis: This project responds to a consensus among local policy makers, that Melbourne needs to adopt a multi-nodal metropolitan planning strategy in order to foster local economic development and reduce commuting. For decades, […]

Employment Post #5 – Deployed, tested and documented software system

The Application The purpose of this tool was to develop an open-source software tool for identifying urban employment clusters, that will be accessible to anyone with a suitably-appointed computer and internet access.  The tool enables governments and researchers could examine spatial employment clustering in metropolitan regions in much finer spatial units than are currently supplied by the […]

Age blog feature: Better liveability through data in Melbourne’s north-west

Today Craig Butt published a blog post featuring outputs from the Health and Housing demonstrator projects. “Highly-targeted maps generated by the tool show pockets of social disadvantage,  in parcels of land as small as a few city blocks, where high rates of illness  and poor access to medical help collide.” Read more:–data-point/better-liveability-through-data-in-melbournes-northwest-20130808-2rin8.html#ixzz2bS3Nt6u1

Health Demonstrator Blog Post #5 – Deployed, tested and documented software system

The Application The purpose of this tool was to yield a more accurate understanding of the distribution of people with risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes (ie Existing prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes, Depression, Obesity, Smoking) and Health Services General Practice which has bulk billing, Fee only, after hours service etc.).  User-specified functionality This is […]

Employment Demonstrator goes to Dublin

  The employment demonstrator team was in Dublin on 16 July delivering a paper on the tool they have developed entitled “An Open-Source Tool for Identifying Industrial Clusters in a Data-Poor Environment”. The paper was delivered at the AESOP/ACSP Joint Congress “Planning for Resilient Cities and Regions”. The paper was well delivered in a session […]

Health Demonstrator – Demonstration of Value

Professor Jane Gunn has conducted a number of conference presentations and meeting presentations outling the value of the Health Demonstrator project each of these activities are outlined below: 1. Conference Presentation: Professor Jane Gunn, Dr. John Furler  and Dr Victoria Palmer titled: Care and Systems Experience – Diabetes CASE-D. Presentation slides available here: SAPC_Presentation Reference to the […]

Health Demonstrator – User Testing

On the 18th of July Dr John Furler conducted a user testing workshop for the health demonstrator project. This was complemented with a 15 minute presentation from Jack Barton on the AURIN Portal. Agencies participating in the user testing workshop include: The Inner North West Primary CAre Partnership, Inner North West Medicare Local, Australian Bureau […]

Presentation to the Southern and Eastern Metropolitan Regions

On the 25th of July I  presented the North and West Melbourne Data Integration Project to the Southern Metropolitan Region (SMR)  and Eastern Metropolitan Region  staff and the SMR Servicing Growing Communities Network. Sandy Austin Director of the Southern and Eastern Metropolitan regions (and former champion for the health project) has since sent a message to say   “The availability and utilisation of data that […]