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  • GovHack 2016- better understanding the factors that will reduce family violence

    27 July 2016

    This is a challenge for GovHack 2016. Entry details on  Hackerspace from 7.00pm Friday 29  July 2016  

    The Challenge

    How might we use the information from the Family Violence Royal Commission submissions to better understand the factors that will reduce family violence?

    Family violence is the most pervasive form of violence of violence perpetrated against women in Victoria. The causes of family violence are complex.  Preventing and responding to family violence is a shared responsibility across the community

    The Royal Commisison into Family Violence delievered its report to the Victorian Government in March 2016. The report contains over 200 recommendations.

    The Royal Commission received a wider range of submissions from a diverse range of people  including from individuals, service providers, local MPs.

    These submissions along with other inputs were used by the Royal Commission to form their recommendations. DPC is interested in seeing this information utilised in the wider discussions around prevention of family violence.

    The objective of this challenge to is to find ways of expanding the reach of these submissions and helping to gain better understanding of factors that will reduce family violenc

    What are we attempting to achieve?

    The purpose of this challenge is to discover mechanisms to utilise  the information that was provided in the submissions to the Royal Commission and make it more accessible for use in the reduction of family violence
    There are over 1000 submissions, it is recommended that teams undertaking this challenge pick a small number of submissions and think about models for using the information.

    Featured data

    Submissions to the Royal Commission into Family Violence

    Crime Statistics Agency Data Tables - Family incidents

    Links to related  information
    The Victorian Government’s response

    Challenge owner

    Department of Premier and Cabinet

  • GovHack 2016- Journey Planning

    27 July 2016

    This is a challenge for GovHack 2016. Entry details on  Hackerspace from 7.00pm Friday 29  July 2016

    The challenge

    How do I discover travel options that suit my needs (choice before travelling)

    Victoria is growing at a rapid pace and is currently undertaking many significant infrastructure projects to improve the flow of traffic and Public transport.  Access, timeliness, effectiveness and ease of use of transportation options are important to quality of life.

    VicRoads and PTV are committed to improving travel conditions for Victorians and providing safe and reliable journeys, this includes enabling travel choice that integrate all modes and options.

    Teams should consider:

    Factors will impact selected travel choice (knowing what could influence my plans whilst travelling) Choice of mode (train, tram, bus, bicycle, motor vehicle) Choice of route ( eg: scenic routes, environmentally friendly route, less crash-prone route, fastest route etc) Costs associated with travel Integrated travel mode (e.g car and train)Shared transport  (e.g car pooling, uber etc)

    What are we attempting to achieve?

    Create a seamlessly coordination of travel information, that will empower travellers to have greater choice, and an increase in reliability and predictability of journeys across multiple modes of travel.

    Feature Data


    PTV timetable API

    Train Station bike storage

    Tram Stops

    Train Stations

    Vic Map Bike path

    Crashes last five years

    Heavy vehicle

    Speed zones

    Bridge structures on freeways arterial roads

    Principal Bicycle Network

    Strategic Cycling Corridor

    Traffic Signals

    Traffic Volume for Freeways and Arterial Roads

    Challenge owner

    This is a joint challenge from PTV and VicRoads

    Public Transport Victoria (PTV) aims to improve public transport in Victoria by ensuring better coordination between modes, facilitating expansions to the network, auditing public transport assets, promoting public transport as an alternative to the car.   VicRoads plans, develops and manages the arterial road network and delivers road safety initiatives and customer focused registration and licensing services. VicRoads aims to help provide Victorians with safe and easy connections to the people and places that matter most to them.

  • GovHack 2016- Victoria’s national parks

    27 July 2016

    This is a challenge for GovHack 2016. Entry details on  Hackerspace from 7.00pm Friday 29  July 2016

    The Challenge

    How might we improve discovery of Victoria’s national parks, what they have to offer and enhance  the experiences of visitors?

    Victoira has 45 national parks, 26 state parks,13 marine national parks,11 marine sanctuaries,3 wilderness parks,30 metropolitan parks,60 other parks (including regional and reservoir parkmore than 2,700 natural features and conservation reserves
    more than 11,000 formally registered Aboriginal cultural heritage places, more than 2,500 non-Indigenous historic places   Victoria’s parks offer a wide range of potential experiences; walking, exercise, camping, mountain bike riding, climbing and the list goes on. But how do people find these experiences. How do people find the park that suits them?

    What are we attempting to achieve?

    We want to find  wa to encourage people to get outdoors and experience Victoria’s amazing parks system and  to promote Victoria’s parks and get people out into them. What are the barriers that are preventing people visiting a National Park and how can we remove them?  

    Feature Data

    Parks Victoria Campgrounds and Huts - Wilsons Promontory

    Victorian SubTidal Reef Monitoring Program

    Parks Victoria Campground and Huts


    Emergency Management Victoria Fire Danger Ratings Real Time Data

    Emergency Management Victoria Fire Ban Real Time Data

    Emergency Management Victoria Victorian Emergency Real Time Data

    Challenge owner

    Parks Victoria.       

  • GovHack 2016- Wilsons Promontory

    27 July 2016

    This is a challenge for GovHack 2016. Entry details on  Hackerspace from 7.00pm Friday 29  July 2016  

    The Challenge

    How might we create a more interactive experience for visitors to Wilsons Promontory

    We would like to enhance the experience of park users at Wilsons Promontory and create opportunities for visitors to share their experiences of the park to inspire other visitors.

    We want to encourage people online to get offline. How can we help people get the very best experience from their visit to Wilsons Promontory?

    This may include:

    Sharing seasonal sightings of terrestrial and marine species – (whales through winter, orchids and wildflowers in Spring, birds in summer, historical photos etc.

    Habitat monitoring information for park managers

    Information (or a tour) on the amazing underwater marine habitat in the Marine National Park

    What would I expect to see when in the park in any given month?

    What can I do in the park if I have a couple of hours, half a day, a day, a few days, an extended trip?

    Which walks/activities are best to do if I have small children, elderly relatives, use a wheelchair, are vision impaired, an experienced hiker, visiting in winter, visiting on a very hot or windy day, etc.?

    What is the topography of the walk/activity I plan to do – how difficult will it be, what will I see?

    What are the accommodation options and costs? How do I book?

    How can I minimise my impact on the environment? How can I give back to the park?

    How can I be safe whilst exploring the park?

    Are there any organised activities happening in the park when I plan to visit?

    Where is the nearest fuel supply, supermarket, restaurant, etc.?

    How can I engage with the park? PokemonGo with real world critters?

    What are we attempting to achieve?

    Increasing the level of interaction by visitors through documenting and reporting their experiences and sightings could greatly assist park managers in habitat monitoring and assist in the education of a wider visitor audience of the unique values of the park.

    Increasing the availability of information available to visitors, pre-visit and in-park, to help them plan their experience could reduce the demand on visitor centre staff in peak season. It would also mean that more visitors are aware of the diverse experiences available to them in the park, their responsibilities (e.g. no dogs, no walking off track, etc.) and how to stay safe.  

    Featured Data

    Parks Victoria Campgrounds and Huts - Wilsons Promontory


    Wilsons Prom Elevation Model with Aerial Imagery

    Wilsons Prom Marine National Park - Multimedia

    Victorian SubTidal Reef Monitoring Program

    Great Trails Victoria - Wilsons Promontory Southern Circuit


    Challenge owner

    Parks Victoria.       

  • GovHack 2016- Victorian War Heritage Inventory

    27 July 2016

    This is a challenge for GovHack 2016. Entry details on  Hackerspace from 7.00pm Friday 29  July 2016

    The Challenge

    How might we make the  Victorian War Heritage Inventory more accessible an interactive?

    We want the community to feel ownership over the information and the overall story of Victoria’s experience of war and its aftermath

    The Inventory is the record of physical war heritage across Victoria (war memorials, honour rolls, significant sites etc.), The Inventory exists as a dataset. The information contained within the Inventory to be rich and of value to the community. The Inventory attracts interest from a variety of community members particularly researchers, students, historians, planners and tourists - to their heritage and history.

    What are we attempting to achieve?

    The aim of this challenge is to improve the accessibility to the Inventory by the public, so the community can:

    access to the information,

    can contribute new content and records,

    can determine what information should be included

    share their stories of significant war heritage in the State.

    Data links

    Victorian war heritage inventory

    Victorian Heritage database

    Challenge owner

    Veterans Affairs -Department of Premier & Cabinet