In 2013, Queensland became the first Australian state government to launch an ICT Dashboard, detailing the progress, status and expenditure on government ICT projects.
As well as presenting a whole-of-government view of Queensland ICT projects the dashboard lists ICT projects from all 21 departments, allowing projects to be tracked and monitored over time.
Since its launch, the ICT Dashboard has reported on more than 200 projects worth $558 million.
“The objective was to make it much easier to see what is happening across the government ICT space, reinforcing the government’s commitment to openness and transparency”, said Queensland Government Chief Information Officer Andrew Mills. ‘We’re continuing to provide an explanation as to why initiatives have a red or amber status,’ Mr Mills said. ‘The new version is also more mobile-friendly with the information easily able to be viewed on all types of devices,’ he said.
The ICT Dashboard was released as part of the Queensland governments commitment to open data. “Open access to information held by the State Government will help stimulate the development of new, innovative applications by all sorts of private individuals, companies and non-government organisations,” Queensland Premier Campbell Newman said, announcing the launch of the Queensland Governments “open data revolution“. “It will allow the development of new services and solutions, and promote new thinking on how to solve issues that affect everyday Queenslanders.”
“Importantly, in time, it will provide open access to key measurements to judge the performance of not just this Queensland Government, but all governments in the future.”
Data released by the Queensland State Government is available at data.qld.gov.au , which offers access to 1699 datasets and 6406 information resources (as at May 2015).
The ICT Dashboard was updated in December 2014 to make it easier to find information, following research into how the system was being used.