GovHack Sunshine Coast 2015
Six teams submitted innovative and engaging entries at the inaugural GovHack Sunshine Coast event held from 3-5 July. Twenty people attended the launch on Friday night, including sponsors, to kick off the 46-hour event which brought together geeks, digital creatives, data analysts, storytellers and entrepreneurs to explore open government data. Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast Interim CEO Anne Lawrence said the high calibre of participants and collaborative nature of the teams was outstanding. “We were overwhelmed with the quality of thinking and responses to the open data...Read more
Telecommunications infrastructure in new developments policy
The Australian Government has released a policy for the provision of telecommunications in new developments. Telecommunications infrastructure in new developments policy May 2015 The policy will make infrastructure delivery more efficient and innovative by helping network providers compete better. It does this by introducing charging by nbn to build infrastructure in new developments. Charging is being phased in to help the development and communications industries adjust to the change, including the cost of backhaul infrastructure. The full details are set out in the policy. Developers...Read more
nbn broadband network
Forest Glen, Kunda Park, Mons, Palmwoods, Sippy Downs, Tanawha, Buderim, Pomona and Cooran have been added to the rollout of the nbn™ network. The construction plan provides an indicative schedule of work to begin before the end of December 2016, and covers more than 15,000 additional homes and businesses on the Sunshine Coast. “This is exciting news for the areas which have been added to our construction schedule because it means work to deliver fast broadband is expected to be underway by December 2016,” nbn spokesperson Ryan Williams said. nbn is planning to release a three-year rollout...Read more
Australian Technologies Competition 2015 finalist
The Sunshine Coast has been shortlisted as one of three finalists for the Innovative Regions Award. The Australian Technologies Competition (ATC) has announced the following regions as being the best places in Australia to grow technology companies: Sunshine Coast , Queensland, with its Business Gateway, Innovation Centre and Smart City Framework. Greater Adelaide Region, South Australia, featuring 109 innovation programs, fourteen co-working spaces and eleven incubators. Hunter Region, NSW, with an Innovation Cluster, accelerator program and industry showcases. Combined, the regions...Read more