The Digital Territory Strategy was developed in consultation with the community, local business sectors, ICT industry, major international digital companies, non-government organisations and Northern Territory Government agencies.
More than 155 digital ideas and 40 written submissions were received through a series of community forums, workshops, consultation sessions and online feedback.
The Office of Digital Government has worked with interested stakeholders to identify common digital priorities that impact Territorians and incorporated them in the strategy to ensure all voices are being heard.
A key outcome of the consultation was the need to invest in and focus on creating, securing and embedding essential digital foundations.
Having the right foundational digital capability, computing and infrastructure will provide the platform to scale technologies to our environment, allow us to be agile in delivery and put Territorians at the centre of developments.
The extensive consultation also highlighted consistent themes across stakeholder groups covering digital inclusion and access, digital skills development, business and community opportunities, online safety, modern and convenient services and use of data.
These themes have helped to inform five primary digital directions that underpin the Digital Territory Strategy, supported by key focus areas and actions.
The strategy presents a blueprint for transforming the way Territorians work, live and learn that will grow the Territory's digital culture and capability.