The National Waste and Resource Recovery Data Hub (the Hub) will make data more accessible for industry, government and the public, and will encourage the data community to interact and contribute to the information on the waste and resource recovery sector.
Waste and resource recovery data is collected and used by a wide range of industries, governments, non-government and research stakeholders. Through increased sharing and strong collaboration across these stakeholders, the Hub will reflect the increased quality of information and drive greater value from the use of waste and resource recovery data.
Feedback and lessons learnt on this prototype version of the Hub, which includes the first releases of interactive data visualisation tools, will help inform the next steps and future releases.
Explore new and existing waste data insights through interactive maps and graphs to identify trends and patterns.
This first release of the Hub features the new National Waste Data Viewer (WDV) provides interactive visualisations of:
- the National Waste Report database time series spanning 2006-07 to 2018-19
- the Australian (non-hazardous) waste and resource recovery infrastructure database that maps over 7,200 existing waste and resource recovery facilities.
What will the Hub do?
The Australian Government is investing $20.6 million over 4 years to establish the structures needed to unlock the full potential of National Waste and Resource Recovery Data towards a circular economy. The Hub provides an interface for this work.
The Hub will be expanded over time to provide greater connections, visualisations and access to timely data insight to become a central landing point for a federated data sharing network. The initial focus of this work will be on facilitating better access to data from key providers through targeted data exchanges and promoting the harmonisation of data collection and reporting systems towards established standards.
Bringing waste and resource recovery data sets and sources is a starting point for making comprehensive, economy-wide and timely data publicly available to support better consumer, investment and policy decisions (Target 7 in the National Waste Policy Action Plan). The Resource Hub will enhance the collection and access to waste and resource recovery data across all modes to:
- Help identify and target opportunities to improve the underlying data
- Maximise the value of data through increased sharing and interoperability
- Ensure data better meets end-user needs.
The Resource Hub has three primary functions:
- Provide access to valuable data sets, with appropriate controls for privacy and commerciality concerns, starting with releasing existing government data sets to build trust and demonstrate the benefits for all stakeholders,
- Facilitate data exchange by providing an efficient and safe data sharing system supported by data standards, to reduce the costs and risks of businesses sharing their data, and demonstrate the mutual benefits of improved access arrangements
- Leadership and innovation to connect waste data users and build skills, capability and connections.
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