Western Australian Community Prize

Supported By: 
Department of Local Government and Communities

The solution that best helps Western Australians to experience and enjoy their communities.

Prize

Award of $1,500 to 1st place and $1,000 to 2nd place

Eligibility Criteria

Use of relevant dataset available through the Western Australian Government's data portal (data.wa.gov.au)

iHero

Hack to the future logo
Team Name: 
Hack To The Future

Our project ''iHero" is a web application that uses facial recognition to search Australian service photos across various conflicts as captured by the State Library of Western Australia,  Australian War Memorial, National Archives of Australia and the State Library of Queensland.

To use iHero, you upload a photo to do your search. The application will then use facial analytics to determine which photos from the various libraries match yours.

Search results include:

Point Break - Crowdsourcing Beach Intelligence | On Demand Spatial Awareness

Team Name: 
Point Break

Crowdsourcing beach intelligence to encourage participation of recreational activities and utilisation of our coastal areas with real time spatial awareness.

## Our aims:

* Tackle beach safety with a solution that fits into peoples current habits (not just a shark spotting app).
* Encourage activity and engagement around beaches and beach communities.
* Drives collaboration and sharing of local knowledge.
* Feed useful data back into industry/government.

## Problem Statement

Project Trident

Team Name: 
SharkBait

Project Trident uses a multi-pronged approach (incorporating both hardware and software solutions) that aims to:

  • improve water time safety

  • inform beachgoers of the risks associated with marine activities

  • decreases the need to engage in shark control programs such as drum lines

WA Public Housing

"We have lots of feedback where we should not build Public Housing. What we really need is a map showing where we should build it." -- Paul [DG, WA Housing Authority, 2015"
Team Name: 
WA Public Housing

"We have lots of feedback where we should not build Public Housing. What we really need is a map showing where we should build it." -- Paul [DG, WA Housing Authority, 2015"

​​​​​​​This project does that ...

#careermoveau

Team Name: 
#careermoveau

Career Move is an interactive website that tracks and compare’s regions based on the economic performance over time of 19 Australian industry sectors.  It allows early indication of performance trends and is intended as a decision-making aid for international and local investors and people considering relocation.  It provides information on investment options and an investment opportunity and warning system as sectors grow and shrink.