Question No.: ISTP 44
Division/Agency: Infrastructure and Surface Transport Policy
Senator Ludlam asked:
What is the progress on the actions agreed to by the ATC on the "visibility of strategically important data?"
The Australian Transport Council (ATC) has given the Network Performance Standing Sub-Committee, a group of senior officials who report directly to the Standing Committee on Transport, overall responsibility for oversight of this project.
The work is being conducted by a working group of transport data specialists, the Australian Transportation Data Action Network (ATDAN), which is chaired by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
ATC has endorsed a pilot metadata web portal to action its visibility needs. ATDAN has tested the portal and consulted widely with jurisdictions and other stakeholders. The portal will be operational in the second half of 2010.
It is intended that the contents of the portal will be reviewed and revised from time to time, as needs emerge and are agreed across the jurisdictions.