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2026 Spatial industry transformation and growth agenda: action plan

Summary of key initiatives and roadmap to drive the future of the Australian spatial sector

29 Mar 2017

The spatial sector adds significant economic value to the Australian economy. It has been singled out as one of the key industry growth sectors in which Australia has a global competitive advantage. The rapid advances in location-related technologies are quickly redefining the sector and its players; we are facing a great opportunity to take advantage of this transformation while limiting risks associated with inaction.

This Action Plan is one of the key outcomes of the 2026 Spatial Industry Transformation and Growth Agenda (2026Agenda). It has been developed through national consultation with over 400 people who work with, and benefit from, spatial and location technologies.

This Action Plan is the beginning of the transformation. It presents the vision, initiatives and scheduling that collectively will contribute to the accelerated growth of spatial technologies in Australia and to the further development of location-based industries and their impact right across the Australian economy and our broader society.

We have an exciting challenge ahead of us, and we want to take this opportunity to ask spatial businesses, academia and government agencies to take a leadership role in implementing this plan.

If you have not had the opportunity to participate in this conversation, we welcome you to do so. The 2026Agenda is a rolling plan that will be constantly receptive to include new ideas to ensure we are at the forefront of the spatial developments.

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