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NSW Spends Big on IT in Pre-election Budget

Friday, 20 Jun 2014

The NSW Government has committed to a goldmine's worth of technology projects in its last budget before the 2015 election, pledging millions in new funding to court technology, health infrastructure and modern customer service systems.

In comparison to an austere Commonwealth IT commitment, the NSW IT industry will no doubt welcome the state's clear emphasis on technology enabled services.

The new Department of Police and Justice has received close to $135 million in capital funding for a suite of technology projects, including the already announced body-worn camera rollout and funding to buy additional automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) units for police cars.

The money will continue to flow through to the back-office, including:

  • $45 million to replace NSW Police Force technology assets
  • $27.9 million to upgrade core justice systems
  • $9.2 million to redevelop the Justice department's website
  • $1.2 million for a Land and Environment Court system overhaul

A further $40 million will expand video conferencing facilities into more courts across the state.

To read the full article published by iTnews go to:,nsw-spends-big-on-it-in-lead-up-to-2015-election.aspx#ixzz358TOg3sw