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Infrastructure Data Management Framework Consultation Draft


The NSW Government builds, owns and manages a significant portfolio of major infrastructure assets.  The planning, design, construction and operation of these assets results in the creation, procurement and use of increasingly valuable data relating to the infrastructure portfolio. This data and information is in itself a state asset that needs to be effectively managed across the lifecycle of the infrastructure assets, as well as across the data lifecycle. 

The Infrastructure Data Management Framework (IDMF) is a set of guidelines, procedures and standard approaches to support consistent management of infrastructure data across the NSW Government sector. The IDMF is aligned with the NSW Information Management Framework (IMF), which provides more general guidance on the management of government data and information. 

Broad adoption of the principles and guidance of the IDMF will ensure that NSW has a coordinated, standardised and trusted framework to harness infrastructure data to better plan and operate the State’s infrastructure systems. It provides guidance on the collection, curation and sharing of the State’s infrastructure data. 



Vision and principles.


Background, strategy. structure & audience

Key Concepts

Definition of key concepts, including infrastructure, data as an asset and asset management.

Data Governance and Enablers

Requirements, planning for, and organisational management of data.

Data Requirements

Structuring and analysing data for strategic advantage.

Data Structure and Coordination

Creating, coordinating, checking and integrating data.


Data Management and Practice

Bottom up management and inventory of data sources.

Infrastructure Data and Storage

Organising and storing data for analysis.

Implementation Guidance

Advice on implementing the IDMF approach in organisations.


This prototype website is a summary version of the IDMF for consultation which may not contain the full content of every section.  For a comprehensive reference version of the content of the draft IDMF please download the PDF

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Next Steps

This draft IDMF document is open for comment until August 2020. The IDMF is a living Framework and suggestions for additional components are welcomed. Where additional components are identified as necessary, development of additional content will continue during this time.

For example, a guide to measuring success of IDMF implementation against the overall objectives will be developed.

The IDMF will be finalised for approval by the Delivery and Performance Committee of Cabinet in November 2020.

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