Releasing the whole-of-government Digital WA ICT Strategy today, Innovation Minister Bill Marmion said it was a practical vision to give Western Australians easier access to quality services, whenever and wherever it was convenient for them.
“Imagine having secure and relevant State Government services available through a single web portal anywhere, anytime, and on any device – your computer, phone or tablet – without the need to attend or call a government office?” the Minister said.
The Innovation Minister confirmed the Digital WA strategy will guide significant changes over the next four years.
“Work has already commenced to ensure the success of the strategy. In November last year, I launched the GovNext-ICT initiative, which will improve how government agencies pay for and use technology across the public sector.”
With the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer leading the collaboration across the State’s more than 100 agencies, the shift to common platforms and the leveraging of cloud services will enable agencies to be more agile and responsive to the changing needs of the community.
The Premier said the public was increasingly comfortable with online information and transactions.
“The Digital WA strategy will accelerate the pace of digital transformation across the public sector, which will ultimately benefit all Western Australians in accessing and utilising government services”
See the Government’s Media Statement here.
The Australian Information Industry Association congratulated WA on demonstrating digital leadership. The AIIA media release can be found here.