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ADAPTOVATE Selected for NSW Government’s Revolutionary AI in Planning Initiative

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L-R ADAPTOVATE executives, Dave Gumley Managing Director, Australia, Alex Rebkowski, Founder and Senior Partner, Chelsea Bates, Managing Director, Australia and Douglas Ross Founder and Senior Partner.

ADAPTOVATE Selected to the NSW Government’s  AI Solutions Panel

Sydney, Australia - May 6, 2024 - We are absolutely thrilled to announce that ADAPTOVATE, a leading innovator in the technology sector, has been selected by the NSW Government for its groundbreaking initiative to bring planning into the 21st Century.

This initiative is a testament to the NSW Government’s commitment to delivering on affordable housing outcomes required for NSW. The government’s investment of $5.6 million to trial AI in local planning systems is a fantastic initiative that will support councils as they scale up to meet the demand for affordable housing.

ADAPTOVATE’s ‘Development Assessment Intelligence System (DAISY)’ is one of the three technologies identified for trial through the AI Solutions Panel and Early Adopter Grant Program. This selection underscores our commitment to leveraging technology to address complex challenges.

“We are excited about this opportunity to collaborate with local councils. Our DAISY system will help councils reduce average DA assessment times by helping applicants get relevant information quickly and easily and then identifying administration and data input errors to enable councils to scale their development application process to meet the demands of NSW. This will be instrumental in helping councils deliver on their affordable housing initiatives,” said Douglas Ross, Managing Director at ADAPTOVATE.

“Moreover, this initiative is a fantastic opportunity for the people of NSW. With the support of ADAPTOVATE’s AI solutions, they will be able to get more and better development applications successfully ready to start building. We are thrilled to bring value for money to councils in delivering AI-based technologies that support delivering affordable housing at scale across NSW,” said Douglas Ross.

We are also excited to announce our partnership with Gadali, an owned and operated Indigenous IT firm, and Encompaas, a platform as a service for compliance records and content for councils. This collaboration will further enhance our ability to deliver value to the councils and the people of NSW.


Dustin McClung, CEO of GADALI said, “GADALI is excited about its role on the NSW Government’s AI Solutions Panel, recognising this project as a vital platform to further its commitment to promoting Indigenous engagement in the ICT sector. The collaboration with Adaptovate and EncompaaS aligns with GADALI's strategic direction, leveraging Microsoft AI technologies to deliver efficiencies to councils and the broader community.”

Jesse Todd, CEO of EncompaaS, conveyed his enthusiasm, stating, "EncompaaS is delighted to collaborate with ADAPTOVATE and Gadali in becoming part of the esteemed AI Solutions Panel. We eagerly anticipate our contribution to deploying advanced AI solutions, backed by meticulous data preparation, to help the NSW councils achieve their AI interests more securely, efficiently, and intelligently."

ADAPTOVATE is committed to its goal in the market: to help organisations adapt and innovate at scale. We look forward to working with NSW councils including the successful council grant recipients, who will be notified by June.

Applications for the Early Adopter Grant Program are open until May 22, 2024. For more information, please visit the [Artificial Intelligence in NSW Planning] website.


Key Facts:

·         Following a competitive open tender process, we’ve been selected to be on the NSW Government’s AI Solutions Panel, administered by the NSW Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure.

·         The AI Solutions Panel is a centralised resource of suitable and mature AI products that councils can procure and integrate into their development assessment workflows.


·        We’re seeking to apply AI to the pre-lodgement stage of the local development application process. 

·         All NSW councils can initiate procurement for product solutions through the AI Solutions Panel.

About us:


ADAPTOVATE helps organisations transform at scale to meet changing market conditions and increasingly sophisticated customer demands. Our ‘Development Assessment Intelligence System (DAISY)’ is a testament to our dedication to leveraging technology for societal benefit.

About Gadali

Gadali Group aims to be the leading Technology Consulting firm in Australia, supporting and elevating the Indigenous community and society as a whole. They partner with community, corporations, government and technology platforms to foster employment and ICT sector growth while inspiring positive societal impact among indigenous communities.

About Encompaas

EncompaaS, a global leader in information management, empowers highly regulated organisations to harness AI solutions to rapidly mitigate compliance and privacy risks, while unlocking the full potential of their data.

Contact details:

David Gumley, 
Managing Director,  


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