The Tale of Two Cities – the inner and outer story
How is Melbourne changing, and how do we best plan for this change?
Melbourne is rapidly growing, with another 95,600 Melbournians added in the 12 months to October 2015, and with the city set to overtake Sydney as Australia’s largest city by 2056. The population increased 1.7% in 2015 to 4.4 million and is expected to reach 9.1 million by 2056. What impact will this rapid growth have on the delivery of services and the livability of the city? To answer these questions, we need to know where changes in housing are occurring.
Uplifting agricultural productivity and sustainability through providing open data for innovation
FarmBuild is a web based platform to enable industries such as dairy, meat, wool, grain and horticulture to develop tools based on proven science. Commissioned by Agriculture Victoria (Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources), FarmBuild is freely available via a web repository GitHub. FarmBuild delivers scientifically sound algorithms and data, and open source APIs, so industry and agricultural service providers can develop their own tools for their clients.
Search and rescue in Bright
Coordinating response and attending to search and rescue events for police is relatively common place in the Alpine region of Victoria. These range from bushwalkers losing their way or injuring themselves, off road motorcycle mishaps to missing skiers and hikers in the middle of the winter (some of the conditions in the high altitudes in Victoria during winter commensurate with some of the worst conditions in the world). Generally they turn out well (with only the occasional loss of life) but due to the high altitude, steep terrain, isolation and often extreme weather conditions the response by police and emergency services is often time critical and can expose the rescuers to very dangerous and unpredictable conditions.