Lead Manager Strategic Planning
School Infrastructure NSW
10:10 AM Award Winning School Planning Assistance (SPA) Tool: School Infrastructure NSW’s Development of Preliminary Infrastructure Plans for an Entire Network of 2200 Schools
School Infrastructure NSW [SINSW] has implemented
an innovative data analysis tool with machine learning
capabilities. The SPA tool equips 30 school asset
planners to scenario plan future school infrastructure
needs across each of their 2,200+ schools (and
for 15 years of population growth), through the use
of interactive maps, data visualizations and the
consistent application of evaluation criteria. The tool
has helped to shift SINSW from one-to-one school
planning to one-to-many strategic planning, enabling
their delivery of a long-term plan while considering
more data than they ever have before.
• Selecting useful data sets for the development of
planning and modelling tools, being empowered
rather than overwhelmed by data.
• Providing consistency and transparency for
planners, centralizing the planning process, and
increasing time and process efficiency.
• Bringing consistent analysis to local context,
the ongoing process of developing models that
account for local factors.