WALIS is a collaborative group of State and Local Government agencies that rely on location information data to deliver their services.
Council and Community
The primary purpose of the WALIS Council is to harmonise National, State and Local Government agencies' spatial activity. This enhances capability across the public sector and ensures alignment with whole-of-government policy initiatives. Download the WALIS Council Terms of Reference (PDF 108KB).
Established in 1981, WALIS Council works closely with the spatial community to ensure the effective use of location information in the public sector. Community is at the heart of WALIS, connecting grassroots expertise to Council representatives. Public sector spatial practitioners have access to an online forum and quarterly professional networking and knowledge sharing events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a forum invite.
In addition, WALIS Council leads and establishes Working Groups (WGs) to expand and develop good practice – both policy and technical.
In 2022-23, WALIS Council established the Remote Sensing WG and the Strategy and Policy WG. These groups provide operational support to ensure Council receives the right level of information and support. The WALIS Marine WG continues its focus on data informing coastal and marine environment management.
- From a Federal perspective, ANZLIC and ICSM establish a collaborative national agenda.
- At a State Government level, Council includes representatives from agencies with a range of responsibilities, including: utilities, regional, emergency services, and resources and environmental management.
- In its role as the WA Land Information Authority, Landgate provides the secretariat function for WALIS Council and facilitates Community engagement.