Lifting the Barriers

Supported By: 
Council of the City of Sydney

The best entry that lifts the mobility barriers throughout the Sydney CBD. Currency of data and static paper-based maps lead to poor experience and support to overcome barriers. There are many challenges you could tackle and resolve including; improved enagagment in planning, data collection and distribution, impacts and opportunities for major event planning, enhanced pedestrian/mobility route planning, awareness and future planning to support an aging population that will be faced with mobility challenges. You could also consider a user experience designed mobility barrier mapping that is driven by reliable data.


Eligibility Criteria

Any official data

Flash me!

Team Name: 

We spend a lot of time waiting for things. From public transport, to waiting for family or firends, or even using the bathroom. 

Wouldn't it be great to have the opportunity to learn about things that you didnt even know that you wanted to learn about.

We wanted an app that could utlise these small bits of time, and gain something, just a little more. Learn about sciences? Animals, what have you.


Enter Flashme!

A flashcard inspired app that focues on short attention learning (be it a spare 5 minutes, 10 minutes). 

Perfect Catch

Team Name: 
Hooked On Enabling

Perfect Catch is a complete fishing experience solution using various gov datasets.


Team Elephant
Team Name: 

There are 100,000 homeless australians. Getting back on your feet once in that position is extremely difficult. Unsung gives Australians without income the tools to be able to provide for themselves and not rely on charity or the government. This is done through a guide to using the gig economy and with a list of free wifi locations that are ranked by the utilities near the location e.g. health services, bathrooms, free food etc. We pulled in this information from open government data sources. 


Due to the server issues we weren't able to add all of the datasets used 


Team Name: 
South Park


Finding street side parking in the CBD is one of the most excruciating experience when you live in Sydney. We are all familiar with not being able to get a parking spot close to where we want to be. What if parking is smarter? What if there was a better way?


Hawks-i view
Team Name: 

Hawks-i is a “Disaster Management Solution” for the people of NSW.

At a high-level, Hawks-i comprises of a Processing Centre that fetches threat data from a range of publicly available sources (government, private, news media, social media and parent groups). It aggregates and analyses data real-time, quantifying the threat.
An operator monitors a dashboard that gives a high level view of the impacted area. An easy to use app exists for the Operator, Parents and School Staff. ​​​​​​​