Annual Report 2000/2001 Territory Housing
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Information Management Objective: To develop and maintain appropriate, effective and efficient information systems, that support the decision making requirements o f the organisation. DATA M A N ^ m H H In 2000-2001, a review o f data management status was conducted by an out-posted officer from the Australian Bureau o f Statistics. Outcomes o f the data management status review included the development o f a data dictionary and a draft corporate data model. Territory Housing again provided annual data to the Australian Institute o f Health and Welfare, the Commonwealth Department o f Family and Childrens Services, the Australian Productivity Commission and other external organisations. This data is principally for reporting on housing-related performance indicators at a national level. Ongoing efforts were made to enhance data collection and analysis in line with national standards. Data management issues addressed by the Data Management Sub-Committee included: - development o f a Territory Housing data strategy; - a data warehouse scoping project; - development o f training programs for staff involved in data input; - submissions and direct input to Australian Bureau o f Statistics national and local data issues development; and - jo int project bid to Australian Bureau o f Statistics (with Territory Health Services).This project resulted in placement o f an out-posted Australian Bureau o f Statistics officer to examine options fo r data collection relating to clients utilising both Territory Housing and Territory Health Services Supported Accommodation Assistance Program services. IN F O R M A T IO N SYSTEMS A review o f information systems was completed in 2000-2001. The review evaluated appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency in providing information to support the agencys strategic requirements. The review recommendations for the replacement o f tenancy and property management systems were agreed by the agency and options fo r replacement systems were investigated and submitted to Government fo r approval. In December 2000, the Northern Territory Government approved the replacement project. Implementation o f the project has been deferred to 2001-2002.