The New South Wales government has launched a Spatial Digital Twin, which Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello described will transform urban planning and infrastructure across Western Sydney.
Delivered in partnership with CSIRO’s Data61, the NSW Spatial Digital Twin is expected to provide 3D and 4D digital spatial data and models of the built and natural environments.
The Spatial Digital Twin will initially cover the councils of Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Penrith, and Wollondilly.
The interactive tool includes 22 million trees with height and canopy attributes, almost 20,000km of 3D roads, and 7,000 3D strata plans and 546,206 buildings.
Dominello said there are plans to expand the function right across the state.
“There’s no doubt that Western Sydney is the megacity of tomorrow and we need to make sure that we use cutting edge technology today to plan for that city of tomorrow,” he said of why the area was chosen for the initial release.