The WA Digital Infrastructure Atlas

Page last updated: Thursday, 6 September 2018 - 1:41pm

The release of the nation’s first Digital Infrastructure Atlas will provide WA enterprises with increased opportunities to improve their telecommunications services.

The Atlas illustrates all key telecommunications infrastructure such as the telephone exchanges, dark fibres and radio-communication sites around the State.

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The unique resource allows the business and investment sector – particularly those operating in regional WA – to inquire what physical telecommunications infrastructure is available in their operational or service areas.  It will be updated periodically as necessary, to ensure information currency.

The Atlas was produced as part of the State Telecommunications Infrastructure Audit, which is guiding investments through its Agricultural Telecommunications Infrastructure Improvement Fund to drive growth and jobs.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development worked with the former Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (now the Office of Digital Government) to conduct an audit of Western Australia's telecommunications infrastructure, in 2017.

Information from the audit was leveraged to produce this interactive and publically accessible online map as a general introduction to telecommunications infrastructure throughout Western Australia.

This interactive map is complemented with economic and demographic datasets to enhance its relevance for the business and investment community.  

As such, it could be used as a high-level tool to investigate locations throughout the state where investment opportunities might be considered and pursued for telecommunications infrastructure and other uses, to enhance regional economic development and the wellbeing of regional communities across WA.

The Atlas features:

Dataset                                                                                     Custodian

A custodian of a dataset denotes the entity that is responsible for its availability and maintenance.   Custodians employ a range of methods to capture and maintain the data under their responsibility.  Although custodians are the source of these datasets in this context, the data contained within each of the datasets may contain additional sources which are dependent on its capture and maintenance methods.  Each dataset below is linked to the custodian’s page for that particular dataset.

Register of Radiocommunication Licenses (RRL) - SITES  - Australian Communications and Media Authority

Mobile Black Spot Program (Round 1 Funded Base Stations)   - Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

National Telephone Exchanges  - Geoscience Australia

NBN Points of Interconnection  - Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Approximate Fibre Locations  - Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Telecommunications in New Developments  - Department of Communications and the Arts

Maritime Cables  - CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

Boundaries

Regional Development Commission Boundaries  - Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Local Government Authority (LGA) Boundaries  - Landgate

South-West Agricultural Region - Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Agricultural Properties - Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Demographic and Economic 

Census of Population: Mesh Block Counts, 2016  - Australian Bureau of Statistics

Census of Population: Mesh Block Categories, 2016  - Australian Bureau of Statistics

For assistance or further information please contact digital.farm@dpird.wa.gov.au.

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