NSW's Digital Restart Fund gets $500m funding boost

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on email

The NSW Government has allocated further $500m to the Digital Restart Fund.

“We are increasing the Digital Restart Fund’s budget to $2.1 billion, thanks to an extra $500 million over three years, while the Data Analytics Centre — so crucial in informing the state’s response to COVID-19 — will receive $38.3 million over four years,” said Minister for Digital and Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello.

The funding will support three key initiatives: the Ministry of Health’s Single Digital Patient Record - Phase 1 Project to enhance care coordination across hospitals and other settings; the Department of Customer Service’s eConstruction initiative to develop digital platforms for certification registries; and cybersecurity projects across the Departments of Education, Planning Industry and Environment, Premier and Cabinet, Communities and Justice, Police, Transport for NSW, and Ministry of Health to improve security and proactively manage threats.

“The Department of Customer Service will also see a $130 million funding boost, the lion’s share of which will go towards the work of Service NSW, which has been a leading light for citizens and businesses throughout the pandemic,” said Dominello.

“We want to save customers time and money when interacting with government, and technology is a critical part of the solution as we’ve seen with the Service NSW App, the NSW QR Code system and Dine & Discover vouchers.

“This funding also allows us to build on popular products like the Digital Driver Licence, FuelCheck and Park’nPay, while also uplifting our cyber and information security systems.”

There is also $660 million capital funding to complete the statewide roll out of the Critical Communications Enhancement Program.

“The Public Safety Network provides emergency services organisations with a single, resilient, safe and integrated network to communicate, which helps save lives,” Dominello said.

“Every second counts in an emergency, and we need to protect frontline responders by making it easier for them to communicate when it matters most.”

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/freshidea

More To Explore

PUBG: New State arrives on iOS and Android on November 11th

Image: Krafton

PUBG: New State, the upcoming free-to-play mobile game, will release on iOS and Android on November 11th, its publisher Krafton announced today. The game is set in the year 2051, and will offer a futuristi…

Pledge raises $4.5M Seed round to build a carbon-measurement and removal API

With the Climate Crisis looming, lots of companies want to do their part. But asking customers to “offset the CO2 emission of this delivery” is usually a hammer to crack a nut. There is very little transparency around carbon offsets. Plus, smaller companies want to access high-quality carbon credits, but calculate their impact at a […]

Ready to take the plunge into the online world?

drop us a line and keep in touch