NICI

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Project Description


National Investment and Commerce Initiative or NICI is a modern gateway to connect investors, migrants and tourists to opportunities and services provided by the federal, state, and local government agencies. NICI's AWS based intelligent platform employs mature services such as machine learning, deep learning, speech and language services; while leveraging open datasets from private and government agencies and research institutions. Its intelligent design means it can self-learn to continuously adapt to the changing data and environment to provide the best available information and analysis to individuals in a fast and secure manner. A 360-degree feedback loop ensures NICI is not only able to assist individuals, but also help improve bodies, such as local councils, learn through feedback and improve its products and services.


Data Story


NICI leverages several open datasets (public and private) providing information on economic, demographic, environmental and social factors to assist potential investors, migrants and tourists with decision making. These include datasets such as:
• Stocktake of Australian Innovation Precincts to understand the potential opportunities for individuals and businesses in relation to viable relocation or investment options;
• Labour Markets Data to explore employment projections, internet job advertisements, labour market data like employment, unemployment, occupation and industry composition;
• ABS datasets such as Housing Affordability and Census data to understand social and demographic facts;
• Environmental datasets such as Water and Weather data to provide environmental insights; and
• Several other public and private data feeds such as LinkedIn, RP data, Traffic Volumes, to further enrich the information and services provided to the individual.


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Team DataSets

ABS - Census 2016 - Data Packages

Description of Use: This dataset allows automated data extraction of census data from the ABS into a consistent storage area ready for the solution to interrogate.

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SA3 Region Innovation Data 2009-15

Description of Use: Describes innovation indicators by region historically. This information is interpreted by NICI to assist in the provision of recommendations to prospective re-locators, based on their industry and the likelihood of vocational opportunity. This helps develop "Successful innovation precincts" which are "Locally led and based on local competitive strengths, innovation potential and needs".

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Census data 2016 - Inner Regional SA

Description of Use: Used to understand demographic information such as population, cultural diversity, labour force and so on about Inner Regional areas in SA. This is provided to the solution to use relevant information during user interaction, to create personas to help location experts to train NICI to understand what kind of opportunity seekers are needed in their location, and to match opportunity seekers' preferences to location characteristics.

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DPTI Population Projections

Description of Use: Gives NICI population projections to better match users to opportunities at a regional level. identify where opportunities for regional area growth, to encourage investors and workers to move to areas prepared for the population growth

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Core Logic (RP Data)

Description of Use: Real Estate API used to gather information on the property market. This information is used to generate insights into regional property prices, availability, supply and demand. It is also used to assist the understanding of regional, life stage dynamics, to assist the building of vibrant communities.

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Whyalla Council - Northern Coastline Master Plan

Description of Use: This dataset provides plans to improve central areas within the council, helping the solution create recommendations and answer questions relating to upcoming enhancements to infrastructure.

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Whyalla Council - City Plaza Master Plan

Description of Use: This dataset provides plans to improve central areas within the council, helping the solution create recommendations and answer questions relating to upcoming enhancements to infrastructure.

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Data Dictionary for selected datasets in the Labour Market Information Portal (LMIP)

Description of Use: The Labour Market Information Portal (LMIP) hosts a number of datasets that enable GovHack participants to explore employment projections, internet job advertisements, labour market data like employment, unemployment, occupation and industry composition, and jobactive caseload data for regions across Australia.

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Statistical Area Level 1 (SA1) - ABS

Description of Use: Boundries of SA1 areas could be used in combination with incidents and statistical population to estimate people affected or likely to be affected by incident. People likely to need to be evacuated etc.

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Water Supply Reserves - Geoscience Australia

Description of Use: Water Supply Reserve - Land reserved to protect water supply catchments. Water Supply Areas to protect from contamination or use to retard fire.

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Mobile Black Spot Database - Department of Communications and the Arts

Description of Use: The Department of Communications and the Arts has received nominations of regional locations with poor or no mobile coverage from members of the public. The database was used by applicants to design their proposals for funding under round 1 of the Mobile Black Spot Programme and is again being used for round 2 of the programme. Cruicial information when communications is necessary. Can be used to bring in additional temporary infrastructure to handle communications for communities during an emergency if included as a data set.

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Road Bridges and Fords - Geoscience Australia

Description of Use: Esri ArcGIS MapSever URL. Road Bridge Point - A structure erected over a depression or obstacle to carry road traffic. Ford Point - A shallow or flat portion of the bed of a watercourse or lake where a crossing may be affected. Locations to protect, but also use when necessary to transport cars\trucks to or from danger

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Real Time Traffic Delays - Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure - South Australia

Description of Use: This web service provides details of traffic delays that are currently active in the metropolitan Adelaide area updated every 30 seconds In an emergency congestion can be critical to avoid for an immediate emergency response vehicle attending an emergency

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Recent Air Quality - Environment Protection Authority (EPA) - South Australia

Description of Use: RSS feed. TThe EPA’s recent air quality data is a RSS feed that includes hourly average pollutant concentrations for ozone (ppm), carbon monoxide (ppm), nitrogen dioxide (ppm), sulfur dioxide (ppm), particles (PM10) (μg/m3), fine particles (PM2.5) (μg/m3) and station index (station air quality index or AQI) for 13 EPA monitoring sites. Used to locate airport infrastructure which is used to indicate where water bombers may land to refill or evacute in an emergency. Used for in national disaster or tracking potential threats to nation. RSS feed updated hourly can track if any toxic chemicals detected in different areas. Have thresh holds for safe ranges but in the event of Chemical bomb, Nuclear particles etc can detect if there is any change in air monitoring and pin point where issues or unsafe areas are.

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Airport Point Features - Geoscience Australia

Description of Use: This Airports (Point features) layer complements the Airport Runway Centrelines and Landing Grounds (Line features) Layer in this web mapping service. 250K Specification Description - Airport Area - The defined area of a facility licensed, certified or registered by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure and surface movement of aircraft and associated cargo. Runway Centreline - A line used to indicate the length and orientation of an airport's runway. Used to locate airport infrastructure which is used to indicate where water bombers may land to refill or evacute in an emergency.

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Contours - Geoscience Australia

Description of Use: ArcGIS MapSever URL. The web map service portrays detailed graphic representation of features that appear on the Earth's surface. These features include the relief and physiography themes from the Geoscience Australia 250K Topographic Data. Data is used to associate gradiant with landscape. This is important in predicting where water will flow next, where fire may increae in intsity, but also for people or vehicles to cross terrain.

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PSMA Geocoded National Address File (G-NAF) - Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Description of Use: G-NAF is one of the most ubiquitous and powerful spatial datasets. It contains more than 13 million Australian physical address records. The records include geocodes. These are latitude and longitude map coordinates. G-NAF does not contain any names or personal information. Data is used for multipile locations of interest, from petrol stations, police stations through to schools and hospitals.

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National, state and territory skill shortage information

Description of Use: This dataset assists in informing the solution as to which vocational areas are in shortage in SA. This will help provide context into which skillsets and vocational types different areas are searching for.

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ABS Labour Force Region - SA4 Data

Description of Use: Provides historical and current employment information by Industry and Region. Also includes projection information, which can be used to provide recommendations for individuals looking to re-locate.

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ABS - Jobs for LGA in SA

Description of Use: This dataset will help the solution understand the Job market in regional areas, relevant to all skilled workers and migrants. This data also covers jobs by industry.

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Overseas Arrivals and Departures

Description of Use: Providing insight into Australian Migration, to assist in regional understanding of the impacts of state migration, opportunity and growth.

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ABS - Regional population growth

Description of Use: Used to determine places in decline of population growth to try and stymie that trend. Also to not over do the rate of population growth which overwhelms local infrastructure.

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South Australian Parks – Features and Facilities

Description of Use: identify parks which provide a lookup for positive features for people to move closer to for work life balance

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Australian Digital Inclusion Index

Description of Use: Regional SA is quite a distance from metropolitan SA, hence relocating from a densely populated area to a lesser populated area can be quite daunting. This dataset will provide information for the solution on how digitally connected/enabled Regional SA is.

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Housing Affordability – Demand and Supply by Local Government Area

Description of Use: Provides information pertaining to housing affordability, supply and demand regionally. The link contains a list of PDF files, which are downloaded by an automated scraping tool. The PDF's tabular data are interpreted using Amazon Textraction. This information assists in the provision of regional recommendations for potential re-locators.

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Adelaide CBD Air Quality monitoring station particle data

Description of Use: A dataset that NICI uses to assess air quality when making recommendations to users.

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Whyalla, Walls Street Air Quality monitoring station particle data

Description of Use: A dataset that NICI uses to assess air quality when making recommendations to users.

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Stormwater Network

Description of Use: Storm water usage. Ensuring infrastructure exists to support construction growth

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ABS - Labour Force by state, greater capital city

Description of Use: Understanding the changes of labour force of cultural groups in regional area. This provides NICI with context on the kind of jobs and labour force numbers to suit the users' skillset, requirements and potential interests helping to inform skilled workers and migrants. Over time it also allows NICI to assess if its recommendations are making an impact.

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Jetties

Description of Use: Jetty and port locations, for investor opportunities.

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Roads

Description of Use: Identify thoroughfares to and from regions for potential use for investors freight routes or workers commute

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Traffic Volumes

Description of Use: Highlight congested areas, but also time between location to location for calculating benefits of moving to areas with low traffic congestion.

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Statewide Rail Network

Description of Use: Overlaying rail infrastructure with regional centres for potential use by industry, particularly for investors looking for opportunities that relate to or leverage rail infrastructure.

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Census data 2016 - Outer Regional SA

Description of Use: Used to understand demographic information such as population, cultural diversity, labour force and so on about Inner Regional areas in SA. This is provided to the solution to use relevant information during user interaction, to create personas to help location experts to train NICI to understand what kind of opportunity seekers are needed in their location, and to match opportunity seekers' preferences to location characteristics.

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Stocktake of Australian Innovation Precincts – June 2019

Description of Use: This dataset is used to understand the current and emerging Innovation Precincts within Australia. Specifically, our solution interprets Innovation Precinct information to understand the potential opportunities for individuals and businesses in relation to viable relocation or investment option. The information contained in this dataset is also used by NICI to give further information to users. The relationships between research institutions and businesses are interpreted to provide further insight to individuals at different life stages.

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Challenges

Digital Culture

Region: South Australia

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Physical Culture

Region: South Australia

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Investing in Regions

Region: South Australia

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Leveraging innovation precincts to drive economic prosperity.

Region: Australia

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Showcasing our regions

Region: South Australia

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Local Government Information Technology Association of South Australia

Region: South Australia

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Helping a social impact ‘start up’ (small organisation) to tell their story

Region: Australia

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Training AI models to deliver better human outcomes

Region: Australia

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Australia’s Future Employment

Region: Australia

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