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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




Tabled By Sydney Stirling


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Darw in 2004-05 Northern Territory Budget 16 Regional Highlights Regional Development $12.24M to provide public transport services in Darwin, Palmerston and Outer Darwin $1.63M to repair and maintain arts, museums and library facilities including the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Fannie Bay Gaol, Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts, Browns Mart, QANTAS Hangar, Lyons Cottage and Australian Pearling Exhibition $2.21M for Indigenous community housing organisations to construct, maintain and manage community housing $1.3M funding for public, community and joint-use libraries $0.38M to manage Crown land and associated buildings $0.3M to implement outcomes of the review of the Building Act $0.2M to review and amend the Northern Territory Planning Scheme as it applies to the City of Darwin and the region within the framework of the Planning Act $0.7M to upgrade Darwinbus automatic ticketing system to smartcard technology to improve effi ciency and ease of use, and reduce maintenance costs $0.31M for Indigenous organisations to provide a tenancy support service to assist Indigenous people to obtain and maintain public housing $2.83M to renegotiate contracts for the delivery of bus services in the Darwin area Lifestyle and Environment $1.6M to continue the Community Harmony Strategy in Darwin and Palmerston, addressing the health, well-being and social behaviours of itinerant groups, providing opportunities and pathways for itinerants to move away from destructive lifestyles to return to their home communities or lead a more productive lifestyle in town $0.21M for the Marine Ranger Program in Darwin to assist the local community to manage their sea country in conjunction with Commonwealth agencies $2.7M to stage the Arafura Games in Darwin and the Alice Springs Masters Games $0.1M contribution to Sky Channel coverage for the Darwin Cup $0.23M for the Festival of Darwin and the International Guitar Festival $0.5M to manage the Leanyer Water Park $0.46M to monitor and report on the health of Darwin Harbour $0.4M for the Darwin Harbour Regional Plan of Management, to protect ecosystems and maintain the harbours value as a recreational, cultural, commercial and scenic resource $0.32M to implement joint park management arrangements $0.49M for visitor management programs in Darwin parks $0.3M for crocodile management in Darwin Harbour $0.36M for fi re management and prescribed burning, weed management and feral animal control programs to protect life, assets and biodiversity in parks $81 000 direct expenditure on protecting the environment $76 000 for the Junior Park Ranger program in schools $70 000 for Parks Master Plan biodiversity hotspots and irreplaceability $56 000 for the Northern Territory Sports Awards which recognise and celebrate the achievements of the Territorys top athletes $55 000 to assess biodiversity values in wetlands (Darwin Litchfi eld) $20 000 to monitor and assess the quality and quantity of the regions groundwater and surface water resources $20 000 to monitor the impact of bushfi re smoke on air quality