SPURonWA grant

Rounds 1-3 of the SPURonWA grant program awarded funding to 22 businesses, startups and individuals across 13 different industries including finance, building and construction, property, agriculture and information technology.

2019 may be your year !

The objective of the SPURonWA grant program is to support Western Australian businesses, startups and individuals who are developing innovative location based ideas/products/services that:

  • make innovative use of Landgate and other government agencies’ location data
  • reduce operating costs for government and industry
  • improve government service delivery
  • create a stronger local economy through growth of business enterprise in WA

Your project can address one or more of these objectives.

Landgate allocates $100,000 annually to this competitive grant program with individual grants of up to $25,000.

This year, the SPURonWA program is introducing an award for best innovative use of Landgate and/or Government location data.

Key dates:

  • Opening date for submissions: 5 August
  • Closing date: 5pm AWST, 13 September
  • Assessment of submissions by SPUR: mid-Sept to mid-Oct
  • Announcement of successful applicants:  mid-Oct
  • Grant funding allocation received: mid-Nov
  • Start of project period: from mid-Nov
  • Completion of project:  mid-May

How to apply for a SPURonWA grant:

To qualify, you need to be based in WA and your idea/product/service must be new and/or innovative and include a location information component.

Please note that your project is expected to be delivered over a 6 month period.

Businesses and startups from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people with disabilities.

Be inspired by the success stories. Our next grant winner could be you!

BD Water Services

BD Water Services is an online trading platform for buying, selling and managing water licenses and allocations within Western Australia.


Tuggl is a web platform to assist with the search of bricks and mortar store inventory online.


The VORTALS™ platform is a Virtual Reality (VR)/ Augmented Reality (AR) presentation system designed to make the creation of world scale, location aware, AR and VR presentations simple and accessible to the general user.

Sequor Analytics

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV): Sequor Analytics developed Aerie, a multi-UAV platform consisting of a network of base stations and UAV's that autonomously collects aerial data with a focus on mining, agricultural and UAV industry.

Applied Solutions

Hardware and software solution to enable the retrieval of location data in areas with no GPS coverage: warehouses, underground mines or factories.

V3 Maps

Imagery Machine Learning: the V3 Maps project will provide analysis and analytics on imagery data for vine status and block productivity in a GIS format.

Soar Australia

Soar Australia's decentralised global super-map of the world is built on blockchain technology. The super-map will include access to daily satellite imagery feeds, high resolution aerial sensors and drone content collected by the greater community, all connected using blockchain technology.

Voyant AR

Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) engagement: Voyant AR's project DropIt is an AR-native mobile application for creating, positioning, discovering, and sharing AR digital content in any physical location in the world.

Builder's E-Commerce

Builder's E-Commerce is a platform allowing real-time planning checks against a property to fast track building approval applications.


PlanningSpace is a novel virtual reality tool which will help stakeholders understand the complexities of any urban proposal, using the power of virtual reality. Users can easily navigate, analyse, collaborate (from different locations) and identify issues before actual construction, improving functionality in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner.


Laconik developed the user interface for Play’N To Win, which uses various sources of spatial data, including the farmer's own data, to improve fertiliser efficiency and environmental care.


SpacetoCo is a website for the listing and short-term rental of Spaces. SpacetoCo makes it possible for individuals to easily list their Space to an online marketplace. This marketplace then serves the general community by handling locational searches, availability, two-way reviews and payments. This idea encourages local area economies.

Ovass Geospatial Platform


The Ovass Geotaskr platform is an easy way to make high value visualisation tool using satellite and aerial data. It turns millions of images into useful information, creating insightful datasets that enable key business decision making.


Landguide is a land only real estate platform that connects land buyers and land sellers using a purpose built interactive interface which focuses on location based information.


Smartvision helps businesses capture and analyse road video data to provide intelligent, actionable insights. The system utilises depth sensing and location aware hardware, combined with computer vision and machine-learning algorithms to automatically detect roadside hazards from real-time or recorded video feeds.

BuildingApprovals.com (now BuildSort.com)

The solution automates and simplifies the building approval process. Its online system allows designers and architects to carry out real-time planning checks, streamlining the building approval process.


An inventive truck matching service, using location technology that instantly connects customers with the closest available driver from a network of registered owner-operators.


A brand new perspective on choosing where you want to live.  Landguide analyses property and location information to empower purchasers in their decision to understand the true value of community, liveability and sustainability when looking for a place to call home.


An innovative application improving the connection between real estate agents and their clients, automating property sales information to the client via SMS.

Community Insight Australia

Improving social outcomes for disadvantaged West Australians, via a creative online mapping tool that visualises available public data.  Providing access to more meaningful information will focus funding to the greatest areas of need.

MoneyCatcha P/L

Moneycatcha has created a cutting edge loan origination solution that integrates with the Blockchain, delivering significant competitive advantage through unrivalled improvements in speed, efficiency and security.

Clark Data Solutions P/L

Through the power of location information, Pipeline Monitor aims to develop a machine learning model that can detect potential water leaks.  This will improve maintenance scheduling and reducing leaks, saving valuable water for Western Australia.

Global Smart Cities P/L (yStop)

Global Smart Cities has developed a range of digital street furniture that can reduce the cost of waste and asset management, through a combination of location information and leading edge sensing technology.

Western Aerial Mapping

An original drone software solution for the agricultural industry, which converts drone data into usable and actionable results.  This aims to minimise herbicide use, maximise effective fertiliser application whilst increasing the ecological sustainability of farming.

Read the SPURonWA grant FAQs.

Do you have more questions? Contact the grants coordinator at SPUR on 9273 0732 or via spuronwagrant@landgate.wa.gov.au.

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