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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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Katherine 2004-05 Northern Territory Budget 4 Regional Highlights Katherine Regional Highlights 5 2004-05 Northern Territory Budget Katherine The Katherine region has a population of about 16 300, of which 40 per cent is Indigenous. It covers a broad expanse, extending to the Gulf of Carpentaria in the east and to the Ord-Bonaparte region in the west. The region contains many pastoral properties, Indigenous communities and tourist attractions, and is home to the RAAF Base Tindal. Its industry base is diverse and includes tourism, mining and primary industries such as pastoralist, mixed farming and horticultural enterprises. The railway is creating a road-rail transport hub in Katherine, feeding road freight along the Victoria Highway to Western Australia. Supporting Business $1.25M for research programs at Douglas Daly Research Farm to support mixed farming development including peanuts and irrigated hay $1M for pastoral, agricultural and irrigated crop research at Katherine Research Station $0.92M for integrated land, water and weed management advice to land-holders to promote sustainable agriculture $88 000 for land information and associated services to support sustainable development $1.07M for geophysical surveys, to promote mineral exploration as part of Building the Territorys Resource Base $0.48M for monitoring and extension services to pastoralists $0.54M for animal health services to ensure market access for Territory livestock to all available domestic and export outlets $0.5M for cattle and rangeland research programs at Victoria River Research Station $0.22M for horticultural industry development including research and extension services for the mango, citrus, crop and vegetable industries and improved information services for industry $0.4M for local organisations to provide visitor information services and tourism marketing $0.18M to develop strategic approaches and region-specifi c promotional campaigns for the Territory as a tourist destination $0.25M to complete the national tuberculosis eradication program $0.25M for the collaborative project with Heytesbury Beef and Meat and Livestock Australia investigating the more effi cient use of pastoral land $0.18M for the Territory Business Centre, the fi rst contact point for businesses needing to access Government services and products Jobs and Training $0.92M for Flexible Response Funding for training leading to employment for Indigenous people, Training for Remote Youth and Training Centres $0.06M for driver training and licensing for 16 to 18 year olds $0.32M for Charles Darwin University and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education tertiary programs $0.15M to coordinate tourism, horticulture and industry opportunities in the region Safer Communities $14.49M to provide police, fi re and emergency services in the region $1.2M for child protection services to work with families at risk $0.1M to strengthen region specifi c family support services $0.85M for community corrections to monitor and supervise adult and juvenile clients

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