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Regional Highlights 2004-2005



Regional Highlights 2004-2005

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Territory-w ide 2004-05 Northern Territory Budget 18 Regional Highlights Territory-w ide Regional Highlights 19 2004-05 Northern Territory Budget $0.5M to meet the capital equipment needs of schools in remote and urban areas $0.28M to support the new Teacher Registration Board $0.27M for 20 extra student teacher bursary places, to meet Governments commitment $0.3M per annum for three years to facilitate public consultation on the Secondary Education Report $0.3M grants program for Government schools in need $0.25M to increase availability of programs for students with disabilities $0.25M to improve bandwidth and connectivity services in schools $0.18M for Marvin software, an interactive learning package for use in Indigenous schools Better Health $11.58M to complete the Governments commitment to an extra 75 hospital nurses $3.7M extra to meet increasing demand for community-based mental health services $2M to improve HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention $0.38M for the operation of a Water Microbiology Laboratory ensuring the standard of water supplies in the Territory $0.3M to upgrade childrens dental clinic equipment in schools $4M for foster carers to care for children (an extra $0.6M) Regional Development $42.31M for local government grants $46M for PowerWater to provide power, water and sewerage services to 32,000 people in remote Indigenous communities $38M for HomeNorth Schemes to assist low to middle income earners to purchase a home $26M for rental rebates to assist low income families to access public housing $1M for community organisations to purchase or upgrade properties to accommodate people who have special housing needs or who are homeless and in crisis $21.71M to manage arts, cultural and scientifi c facilities, research and collections $3M grants to support seniors, women, multicultural, youth and other community sectors $0.7M for Community Benefi t Fund small grants $0.6M for the Capacity Development Fund to help develop Indigenous governance $0.5M for the Regional Development Fund to support regional development $0.36M extra for the Priority Partnership Task Force to coordinate implementation of initiatives identifi ed in Regional Development Plans $0.27M for training and capacity building for Northern Territory incorporated associations $0.18M for demographic research to improve Territory population estimation, which aff ects funding fl ows from the Commonwealth Lifestyle and Environment $0.5M extra for sports and recreation grants $3.44M for arts sponsorship programs, including: - $1.1M for the Indigenous Arts Strategy Building Strong Arts Business; - $0.14M for arts grants; and - $0.1M for fi lm, television and new media development $3.3M for childcare subsidies and assistance to child care centres $1M for including greenhouse, waste management and environmental protection policy $0.8M for environmental assessment and compliance monitoring for major projects, including Darwin City Waterfront, Alcan, and Blacktip gas production $0.57M for conservation management of Government owned heritage properties $0.33M for the Northern Territory Heritage Grant Program and the National Trust $0.5M to improve ethnic community facilities under the new Multicultural Community Facility Development Program $0.63M for grants to reduce litter and encourage recycling, and support for Keep Australia Beautiful and Territory Tidy Towns $0.3M to support the 2004 Bass in-the-Grass concerts $0.25M for gambling research and amelioration programs $0.2M to combat the eff ects and spread of cane toads Northern Territory Budget