Council and utility collaboration - what does it mean to share data?

7:30am Thursday, 30 September 2021
9:30am Thursday, 30 September 2021

The series’ aim is to give our members an opportunity to learn more about how utilities have adapted their work practices to reflect this document and to help facilitate discussions around how the SIBA members can support such adaptations.

Facilitated by George Havakis, Managing Director of GISSA International. Introductions by Jacinta Burns SIBA|GITA Victorian Branch Chair

One of the key objectives of VDAS is to clearly define a vision to “transform the way we deliver, analyse, share and use data and information about our State’s infrastructure and built environment”.

Yet, what does that mean in reality? We put that question (along with many others) to our panel of local government and utility specialists to find out; “What does “sharing data” mean to them and from their perspective, “What is the difference between “Sharing Data” and Exchanging Data”?



David Norris is the GIS Systems Manager at South East Water. With over 30 years’ experience in the water industry, for the past 15 years he has been responsible for the technical management, administration, development, strategic direction and integration of spatial related systems and data at SEW. David has a background in survey and mapping and holds a Master of Information Management & Systems from Monash University. With the evolution of multi-dimensional asset models, he has been leading the development of 3D model management systems and processes within SEW to support their Digital Engineering initiatives.

Brendan McDonald is an Assets Analyst at Warrnambool City Council.