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Meet the finalists who are making Governments digitally inclusive and innovating

This year’s finalists include Government agencies developing digital solutions to advance telehealth, improve COVID-19 assessments and response and provide urgent support for renters during the pandemic. 

This award recognises an outstanding ICT solution created in WA, dedicated to making governments digitally innovating and inclusive. Through ready and reliable access to modern technologies and digital services, the following public benefits can be accessed: 

  • improve the lives of people, 
  • enable economic prosperity, 
  • further social inclusion, education and training, 
  • simplify and increase access to health and other government services
  • increase civic participation

The services and solutions ensure that people can confidently and safely enjoy the benefit of digital technologies.

Let’s meet the finalists for the 2021 Innovating Government category.

Innovating Government 

  • CSIRO – for their MICE Platform, enabling all the doctors at South Metropolitan Health Service Hospitals to use their own smart-phones to provide telehealth treatment and consultation via sharing patient medical information, images and consent forms electronically.
  • Department of Mines, Industry Regulation & Safety– for their Rent Relief Assessment App, built to assist the lodgement and processing of applications for the Residential Rent Relief Grant Scheme introduced through the Residential Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020. 
  • East Metropolitan Health Service – for their Covid-19 Assessment Digital App which rapidly collects demographic and clinical information across multiple settings (Covid, Airport and Mobile clinics, and hotel quarantine) in Western Australia. 
  • Western Australia Museum – for their Exhibition Content Management System (ECMS) Developed from open source content management software, ECMS integrates concepts from collection and digital asset management platforms into a one-stop digital solution for WA Museum Boola Bardip.
  • BD Water Pty Ltd – for their Water Manager –  the first and only water trading platform in WA – connecting buyers and sellers of water licences, providing an easy-to-use interface that incorporates water regulations, and streamlining the water trading process with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.
  • Department of Education – for “Casual Staff Seeker” solving the daily problem faced by our schools across WA – finding relief teachers at short notice. When deployed, it should save 500 to 1000 days of effort annually, to ensure every student has a qualified teacher in every classroom at the start of every day.
  • SpacetoCo – for their web platform, booking community spaces by the hour. SpacetoCo connects community members with local community and government-owned spaces. SpacetoCo is a new, modern and unique experience for both the Local Governments and their customers when it comes to facility and venue hire.