#BudgetHack

Team Name: 
Perth Urbanist

#BudgetHack is project undertaken by Perth Urbanist for GovHack 2016. The aim of our project is to use data from the Department of Local Government and Communities' MyCouncil and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science's Region Innovation Data to explore corrolations between what local government spends its money on and the rate of return in terms of measures of innovation.

Matt and Peter Rogers are brothers who have grown up in Mandurah, Western Australia. The Rogers' are undertaking this project on behalf of Perth Urbanist, an organisation of which Matt is a co-founder. Matt and Peter are committed to community enhancement, creating sense of place and helping people understand, experience and enhance their involvement with their cities and community.

Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
WA Local Government MyCouncil Data
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Local Government and Communities
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Government of Western Australia
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This data shows a comparable breakdown of four years worth of all WA local government budgets. This data breaks the budget down into categories. This forms one of our data sets, through which we can take local government spend and see how it equates to outcomes in the area of innovation (eg. registered business, patents and registered copyrights).
Dataset Name: 
SA3 Region Innovation Data 2009-15
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This data shows a breakdown of measures of innovation.
Dataset Name: 
Digital Boundaries for GIS
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Data is being used for spatial visualisation of collected data, by converting shape files into a .svg format.
Event Location: 
Perth