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Regional Highlights 2004-2005



Regional Highlights 2004-2005

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




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2004-05 Northern Territory Budget 14 Regional Highlights Regional Highlights 15 2004-05 Northern Territory Budget $2.8M for child protection services to work with families at risk $0.15M to strengthen region specifi c family support services $2.1M for safe navigation and pilotage in the harbour $1.57M for Darwin and Casuarina community corrections for adult and juvenile clients $1.85M for Ombudsmans services, including health and community services complaints $0.1M for the Community Justice Centre pilot $0.1M for additional prosecutorial services $50 000 for an emergency response call out service for Darwin and Palmerston, to help people with disabilities to remain living independently Better Schooling $59.82M to deliver primary and early childhood education in 19 urban schools $46.45M to deliver secondary education in 6 high schools $18.89M assistance to non government schools $7.2M Darwin High School upgrade under way $2.03M to complete the Parap Primary School upgrade $3.29M for Territory student assistance travel schemes $9.62M for open learning educational programs and professional support for students and teachers in music, language, health and physical education, and for the Board of Studies $9.14M to provide student and school support services including curricula for schools, and special education needs support $4.25M for Indigenous Education Strategic Initiatives Programs, to improve the education of Indigenous students $4.73M to provide school and special transport services in the Darwin and Palmerston regions $2.72M for Commonwealth Targeted Programs, for example Strategic Assistance for Improving Student Outcomes and National Drug Education Strategy $1.04M for programs to support students with a disability $0.24M for the Accelerated Literacy Project in Ludmilla Primary , Nightcliff High and Dripstone High Schools, to improve students English literacy Better Health $138.2M for inpatient, non admitted patients, Emergency Department and specialist clinical services at Royal Darwin Hospital $8M for renal dialysis services, to support clients in their homes and in community-based treatment $7.9M for a coordinated range of services to minimise the harm associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs $0.9M to train staff in preparation for the opening of the hospice at the Royal Darwin Hospital $0.61M for improved drug rehabilitation services in Darwin and Alice Springs Darw in Northern Territory Budget Infrastructure Highlights $1M Alawa Primary School stage 1 redevelopment $1M Nakara Primary School stage 1 redevelopment $0.22M Casuarina Senior College lift for disabled access to library $2.5M Darwin Birth Centre $6M for Darwin City Waterfront redevelopment stage 2 site preparation $2.5M for cruise ship terminal at Fort Hill Wharf $1M Hidden Valley Raceway remedial works to improve overall safety $0.5M Darwin Soccer Stadium headworks $0.36M to construct a mineralised drill core building, including a core handling workshop