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ItemSpatial information opportunities for governmentWallace, J ; Williamson, IP ; Rajabifard, A ; Bennett, R (Informa UK Limited, 2006-01-01)
ItemA land information vision for VictoriaWILLIAMSON, IAN ( 1996)Objective: To develop a vision and milestones to achieve the vision, for the use and management of land parcel related spatial data (here after termed land information) in Victoria in ten years. While the primary focus of the vision is on land parcel data, the vision recognises that to be useful and effective, land parcel data needs to be integrated with or utilise other appropriate components of the State's digital map base (SDMB), and particularly the topographic data. This vision must complement the other visions being prepared by the Victorian Government as part of the development of a holistic vision for the management of spatial information in Victoria. The other visions include: • Environment and Heritage • Industry Development • Socio-Economic Planning • Intermodal Transport • Emergency Response
ItemLand administration "best practice": providing the infrastructure for land policy implementationWilliamson, Ian P. ( 2001-12)Land administration systems, and particularly their core cadastral components, are an important infrastructure which facilitates the implementation of land use policies. While most land administration systems traditionally have a primary objective of supporting the operation of land markets, they are increasingly evolving into a broader land information infrastructure which supports economic development, environmental management and social stability in both developed and developing countries. While a great deal of attention is given to land use policies world wide concerned with such areas as forest management, coastal zone management, environmental sustainability and managing the urban environment, less attention is given to the infrastructures which facilitate the implementation of the associated policies and programs. Importantly all these activities rely on some form of land administration infrastructure which permits the complex range of rights, restrictions and responsibilities in land to be identified, mapped and managed as a basis for policy formulation and implementation. As a result there is an increasing interest in the concept of land administration infrastructures and their core cadastres, in the principles and policies concerned with establishing such infrastructures and in “best practices”. In addressing this need, this paper attempts to explain the evolving concept of land administration infrastructures, the concept of “best practice” and the concept of a land administration “tool box” of principles, policies, laws and technologies which are useful in reforming or re-engineering land administration systems in support of a broader land policy agenda.
ItemAAA land information: accurate, assured and authoritativeWILLIAMSON, IAN ; RAJABIFARD, ABBAS ; Kalantari, Mohsen ; WALLACE, JUDE ( 2012)
ItemAuthoritative land information and Australian property marketsTambuwala, Nilofer ; RAJABIFARD, ABBAS ; BENNETT, ROHAN ; WALLACE, JUDE ; WILLIAMSON, IAN (International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), 2012)Land information has an important role to play in informing macroeconomic policy. In particular, timely and accurate market information relating to land tenure and value is essential for evidence-based fiscal and monetary decisions, such as interest rates on dept financing and assessing property base taxes. Currently in Australia, there appears to be a gap between the creators of land information at the state level and the users of the information at the federal level. The capacity of evidence-based policy is under-realised as a result. This paper explores the inter-governmental land information flows within three state-based land administration systems and the Reserve Bank and Australian Taxation Office. Results of the study show that integration of land market information is occurring within some state land agencies; however communication with federal government departments is limited, leading to information asymmetries. The paper concludes that new options for enabling more seamless land information flows need to be prioritised. Collaboration will be essential.
ItemA better way to manage land informationTambuwala, Nilofer ; BENNETT, ROHAN ; RAJABIFARD, ABBAS (The Intermedia Group, 2010)Australia’s Federal Government has no constitutional authority over land administration. Each state and territory has its own system and, to date, this system has served the nation well. Each system is reflected in the historic, independent pattern where each jurisdiction computerises its own processes and operates according to its own timetable, needs, reporting functions, customer service design and other imperatives. However, the country’s capacity to meet increasingly national issues – such as management of the macro economy, a national property market, climate change response, disaster management, national business coordination and national security– is problematic. Seamless information about landownership, and its use, value and development is essential to the strategic planning of capital cities. Processes such as levying capital gains tax, allocating drought relief, and managing crime and terrorism all require broad strategic planning, as do the development of early warning systems for emergencies and climate change initiatives. As a consequence, national priorities that rely on information about land are faced with the technical, policy and institutional barriers that come with integrating data from multiple state-based sources. The solution is a national land information infrastructure.
ItemSpatially Enabling Land Administration: Drivers, Initiatives and Future Directions for AustraliaWallace, JW ; MARWICK, B ; Bennett, RMB ; Rajabifard, AR ; Williamson, IPW ; TAMBUWALA, N ; POTTS, K ; AGUNBIADE, M ; Rajabifard, A ; Crompvoets, J ; Kalantari, M ; Kok, B (Leuven University Press, 2010)