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




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Barkly 2004-05 Northern Territory Budget 2 Regional Highlights Barkly Regional Highlights 3 2004-05 Northern Territory Budget $0.28M for Territory student assistant travel schemes and remote teacher housing $0.24M for Commonwealth Targeted Programs, for example Strategic Assistance for Improving Student Outcomes and National Drug Education Strategy $0.21M for programs to support students with a disability Better Health $7.2M for inpatient, non-admitted patients, Emergency Department and specialist clinical services at Tennant Creek Hospital $6.3M for community-based health services in the region $0.79M for a coordinated range of services with non-government organisations to minimise the harm associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs $0.5M for renal dialysis services including supporting clients in their homes and community based treatment Regional Development $1.72M in grants funding for Indigenous Community Housing Organisations to construct, maintain and manage community housing stock for Indigenous clients $0.15M for the priority repair and maintenance of various aerodromes in rural and remote areas of the region $0.14M for regional libraries at Tennant Creek, Elliott and Borroloola $30 000 to provide a tenancy support service, which assists Indigenous people to obtain and maintain public housing Lifestyle and Environment $0.4M for integrated fi re and weed advisory and support services to landowners $0.3M to monitor and assess the quality and quantity of the regions groundwater and surface water resources $0.29M to continue the Community Harmony Strategy, addressing the health, well-being and social behaviours of itinerant groups, providing opportunities and pathways for itinerants to move away from destructive lifestyles to either return to their home communities or lead a more productive lifestyle in town $101 000 for fi re management and prescribed burning, weed management and feral animal control programs to protect life, assets and biodiversity in parks $40 000 for feral animal control programs $40 000 to prepare revised plans of management for parks and reserves in accordance with joint management agreements $27 000 for visitor management programs in the regions parks, and to provide resources and services, including tour guides, fact sheets and interpretive materials $60 000 for the Marine Ranger Program in Borroloola to assist the local community to manage their sea country in conjunction with Commonwealth agencies $37 000 to continue the Junior Park Ranger program, providing resources and assistance for remote schools and communities Northern Territory Budget Infrastructure Highlights $0.75M Tennant Creek Hospital fi re safety upgrade to the main building $4.8M improve access to Borroloola stage 1 including rehabilitation of sections of the Carpentaria Highway and Wollogorang Road $0.68M for Stuart Highway rehabilitation and widening $0.5M pavement rehabilitation to maintain the integrity of local roads $0.47M for Barkly Highway rehabilitation and widening $0.28M Battery Hill Mining Centre stage 1 development incorporating entry road and signage, car parking, new ablution facilities and visitor amenities and upgraded entry paths $0.21M Alpurrurulam water source investigation program, including drilling three constructed and tested bores $0.16M Canteen Creek construct new rising main $64 000 Tennant Creek Primary School for shade structures $60 000 Tennant Creek showgrounds, upgrade Peko Road entry $50 000 Elliott for landscaping on Stuart Highway and at Youth Centre $10 000 Corella Creek water, shade and barbeque area