Planning for our Future

Supported By: 
Victorian Government
Eligibility Criteria: 
Hacks must be mobile compatible and use at least two data sets (at least one must be Victoria government data with a strong preference for multipliable Victorian government datasets from different departments and agencies.)

Victoria is a growing with land for housing and industry continuing to become available. There are a number of opportunities to plan well for the future. Issues to be addressed in this challenge could include; traffic congestion, co-ordination of local infrastructure planning transport connections, access to local services, physical and social infrastructure. Suggestions: - Traffic congestion and building permit data to investigate innovative approaches to easing traffic congestion - Mash traffic flow, parking availability, PTV timetable. - Overlay building permit data with the current and planned infrastructure - Use available data (building permit, road infrastructure, traffic flows, road safety ) to find the best location for bus stops in Geelong and other/or other regional growth corridors. - Investigate the plans for road assets management and map against projected growth areas. - Investigate opportunities to put more government services online by demonstrating the time saving currently achieved Data suggestions - PTV- time table data (real-time) - Vic roads - Building permit data - 2015-16 Victorian Government budget

Holes in the Safety Net Indicator

Team Name: 
Safety Net

Holes in the safety net indicator is a national assessment of the concentration of charitable organisations that work with people at risk of homelessness. It shows locations where there are fewer homeless charities and comparatively larger homeless populations, to encourage growth of charitable organisations in those areas most in need.


Safety Net

SafteyNet image of a net protecting the ground
Team Name: 
Safety Net

Safety Net is a website designed to ease communication between homeless or at risk people and the services designed to help them. 

By geocoding data for charitable support services, we can provide an easy to use information source that will allow the newly homeless or at risk to  find the appropriate services easily, thus minimising the danger that they will become trapped with the disadvantages of street life. With a few minutes and an Internet connection, they will be able to find the people that can assist in getting them back on their feet. 

Postcode Battle (The Card Game)

Team Name: 
Level 6.3

Now you can fight your suburb against that of your friends!

Using our database built from state and national data, we select all the attributes in which your suburb is more awesome than that of your mates. We present them in a easily understandable way. Now you have real data to prove that your suburb is absolutely the most awesomest! Get battling!!


The Impact of Australian Charities

Team Name: 
Level 6.3

The impact of Australian charities project was a project carried out over the gov hack weekend. We wanted to mash up data from different government organisations and create diagrams that are not existing so far. 

Postcode Battle (Liveability Index)

Team Name: 
Level 6.3

We see open government data as a chance for the government to inform its citizens, and for the citizens to inform the government; as a chance to foster communication and cooperation. In our project, we ask: where is infrastructure sufficient, and where are services lacking? If I want to move to a different suburb, where are my needs and interests best catered for?


Ballarat Minute

Team Name: 

This year the City of Ballarat is looking at ways that data can help them achieve their '10 Minute City' strategic vision.

From "Today Tomorrow Together - The Ballarat Strategy":

Indigenous Population Dot Map of Australia

Team Name: 
Monash City Science

In 2011, there were 699,900 Indigenous people living in Australia, accounting for 3% of the total Australian population. Currently, there is no online interactive map showing the spatial distribution of the indigenous population in Australia at the individual level. Understanding the distribution of different population groups is a key element in the socio-economic planning and policy-making process relating to specific population groups.

Greening Space Melbourne

Team Name: 
Community Nexus

Greening Space maps unloved public spaces in the City of Melbourne to enable  the community to find spaces to grow and cultivate community gardens.

Greening Space aims to convert the concrete jungle into a greener and more open community space. We provide the public with a map overlaying Melbourne City Council and Melbourne water datasets on available spaces to grow food with trial environmental sensor readings data, to identify the best areas for growing particular plants, vegetables and flowers.

Airconditioner Efficiency

 Air-Conditioner Locations
Team Name: 
AC Mapper

The project aims at viewing an interactive web-map of household smart-meter data for Air-conditioner Location Running Hours Data.

This is a desktop, tablet and mobile compatible web-mapping application for whole of Australia where the users can view, measure and query data to manage their energy and make better decisions. The datasets used are the climate zones and the Air-conditioner Location Running Hours.


Pick-A-Park logo
Team Name: 
Feature Creeper and the Creeps

We are a team of culturally diverse female public servants (and two token males). In the last 46 hours we developed Pick-A-Park!

Find the parks nearest to you with the activities that you - or your kids - want to do. That’s the idea behind Pick-A-Park, a web app (optimised for iPhone5) where Victorians can choose the custom icon of the elements they want in a park and be directed to their ultimate free-time/play-time/party-time public destination. Or maybe just the nearest public toilet.


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