The Data Strategy supports the City’s efforts to build a culture of evidence-based decision making, by maturing its systems, tools, processes and capabilities to use and manage data for the public good. It recognises that:
- Data is a shared asset
- Data is a collection of public assets that should be managed and used to maximise public benefit
- Data should be multi-use, across departments, spheres of government and with the public
- Data should be transformed into meaningful and relevant information, to effectively support strategic and operational decision-making and performance
The FCSA team worked closely with the City’s Data Coordination Committee, data science and economics teams, and relevant line departments to operationalise its first data strategy.