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Regional Highlights 2004-2005



Regional Highlights 2004-2005

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Tabled paper 1298


Tabled Papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled By Sydney Stirling


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Barkly 2004-05 Northern Territory Budget 2 Regional Highlights Barkly Regional Highlights 3 2004-05 Northern Territory Budget Barkly The Barkly region extends from Barrow Creek to Elliott, east across the Barkly Tableland to Queensland, and north-east including the town of Borroloola. Fifty-one per cent of the regions population of about 6 700 is Indigenous. There is a high proportion of young people in the region, with almost 45 per cent under 26 years. With the commencement of freight services on the Adelaide to Darwin railway and the anticipated development of a road-rail interchange for east-west traffi c, Tennant Creek is expected to attract increased freight throughput. Pastoral, tourism and mining-related activities are major contributors to the regional economy. Supporting Business $0.15M for airborne geophysical surveys, to promote mineral exploration as part of Building the Territorys Resource Base $0.32M for local organisations to provide visitor information services and regional marketing activities for the Barkly region $0.19M for animal health services to ensure market access for Territory livestock to all available domestic and export outlets $0.17M for the Territory Business Centre, the fi rst contact point for businesses needing to access Government services and products, including business planning advice and assistance, general business information services and links to departmental assistance programs $65 000 for land information and associated services to support sustainable development Jobs and Training $0.88M Flexible Response Funding for training, leading to employment for Indigenous people, including Training for Remote Youth Project and the Regional Training Centre Safer Communities $9.75M to provide police, fi re and emergency services in the region $0.54M for Tennant Creek and Barkly community corrections, providing monitoring and supervision of adult and juvenile clients including successful reintegration into the community $0.11M to enable courts and tribunals to administer justice for regional and remote communities, including Elliott, Ali Curung, Tennant Creek and Borroloola. Registry services are provided to the region through the Tennant Creek courthouse $0.47M for child protection services to work intensively with families at risk $0.1M to strengthen family support services in the region $23 000 for volunteer bush fi re brigades in the region Better Schooling $6.88M to deliver early childhood, primary and post primary education in 14 remote schools $4.12M to deliver secondary education to students at Tennant Creek High School $2.9M to deliver primary and early childhood education at Tennant Creek Primary School $1.2M to provide student and school support services including curricula for schools and special education needs support $0.81M for open learning educational programs, and professional support for students and teachers in the specialist fi elds of music, language, health and physical education and for the Board of Studies $0.38M for Indigenous Education Strategic Initiatives Programs, to improve the education of Indigenous students $0.15M to trial a support unit in the Barkly region to improve living conditions for teachers in remote communities