From Consult Australia:

 The Australian Digital Built Environment Principles mark an important step in the adoption of digital technologies to improve the design and operation of our cities and infrastructure.
 
Released today at the Smart Cities Forum in Sydney, the development of the Principles was coordinated by industry association Consult Australia and involved hundreds of stakeholders from the public and private sectors.
 
Megan Motto, Chief Executive Officer of Consult Australia, says the Principles are a long-needed point of reference that projects, processes, and policies can be aligned to:
 
“To enable the benefits of new technology and approaches such as BIM, GIS, and Smart Cities, government and industry have needed to create a supportive policy environment.”
 
“The Principles are a policy tool created within a technical context that enable stakeholders to focus on those actions that will help to ensure the delivery of long term benefits.”
 
“They are something that can guide decision making and for which business governments and governments can express support.”
 
Australia will benefit from more liveable cities and better performing infrastructure through the use of open shareable asset information and enabling digital technologies to capture, plan, create, build, connect, and manage our built environments.
 
Principles to enable stakeholders to test the above hypothesis in their particular context:
 
Beneficial 
Maximises value, skills, and competition whilst achieving improvements in productivity, environmental sustainability, and providing positive social benefit.

Usable 
Maximises opportunities for adoption or involvement, and is inclusive irrespective of participant experience, size, resources, sector, or jurisdiction.

Deliverable 
Supports innovation and sensible risk management, and can be achieved at a variety of scales with evidence-based solutions, available resources and delivery mechanisms.

Accessible 
Accessible to relevant stakeholders, and is transparent in its operation and limitations while ensuring security and privacy.

Authoritative 
Consistent across industry and government, and measurable against recognised standards, regulations, and appropriate requirements.

  • See more about the Principles here