Our newest office continues our mission to increase workforce participation for neurodivergent young adults and foster a new generation of data professionals in the Geospatial and Engineering areas. ASA is expected to create over 50 jobs during our first year in South Australia, with plans to rapidly expand after that. Our overriding aim is to create enduring social impact in South Australia, helping solve the skills shortage for surveying, mapping and engineering professionals.
We were honoured to have Hon. Emily Bourke, Assistant Minister to the Premier and Assistant Minister for Autism conduct the official opening! Emily said that inclusive workplaces would help the autistic community in South Australia whilst also providing economic benefits.
“The South Australian Government is committed to working with the autistic and autism communities to deliver nation-leading initiatives to build knowledge and understanding of autism here in South Australia. Employment initiatives that provide welcoming and inclusive workplaces for autistic people demonstrate that things can be done differently, and when they are it’s not only the autistic and autism communities that benefit but the broader community and industries in South Australia too.”
The office continues our collaboration with our client Enzen, who we began a partnership with in 2021. Our team will be co-located with Enzen at 1 King William Street in the Adelaide CBD. Enzen is one of ASA's largest clients, so we are thrilled about the opportunities and advantages that sharing an office space will bring.
Australian Spatial Analytics CEO Geoff Smith said South Australia is a critical stage for our thriving social enterprise.
“Opening a new office in South Australia is part of our plan for strategic and sustainable growth across Australia and helps fulfil our vision of a data economy that employs diversity. With the Australian-first establishment of an Office for Autism and a buoyant spatial and engineering market, we know that South Australia is an excellent fit. We’re also well-aligned with the South Australian Autism Strategy Consultation Report, especially the key theme of ‘improved employment opportunities and support’. This environment is conducive to establishing enduring sustainable career pathways for neurodivergent people in South Australia so we can help the government meet its autism objectives. Adelaide is also a good operational fit as many of our partner clients are based here, including Enzen, Fugro and Precision Hydrographic Services”.
We’ve been transforming the data services industry across Australia and have worked on projects for over 40 clients. We look forward to strengthening our existing partnerships and creating new ones in South Australia. We know that government departments and industry can create social impact and meet their sustainability objectives via their supply chains. By embracing the unique spatial skills of neurodiversity to meet their data needs, they can also have an enormous impact on the lives of neurodivergent people.