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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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Katherine 2004-05 Northern Territory Budget 4 Regional Highlights Katherine Regional Highlights 5 2004-05 Northern Territory Budget $0.27M for courts and tribunals to administer justice for regional and remote communities, including Beswick, Kalkaringi, Lajamanu, Ngukurr and Timber Creek $0.26M to purchase a large fi re fi ghting rescue vehicle for Katherine Fire Station $0.15M for volunteer bushfi re brigades in the region Better Schooling $15.41M for primary and early childhood education in 6 urban schools $14.9M for early childhood, primary and post primary education in 15 remote schools $3.69M for secondary education to students at Katherine High School $2.51M for education to isolated students through the Katherine School of the Air $2.26M for assistance to non government schools $1.58M for student and school support services including curricula to schools and special education needs support $1.36M for Indigenous Education Strategic Initiatives Programs, to improve the education of Indigenous students $1.03M for school and special transport services $0.87M for Commonwealth Targeted Programs, for example Strategic Assistance for Improving Student Outcomes and National Drug Education Strategy $0.7M for Territory student assistance travel schemes and remote teacher housing $0.4M for programs to support students with a disability $0.31M for open learning educational programs and professional support for students and teachers in the specialist fi elds of music, language, health, and physical education and for the Board of Studies $0.13M for the Accelerated Literacy Project to improve English literacy outcomes for students Better Health $21.8M for community-based health services in the region $18.3M for acute medical, surgical, and obstetrical services at Katherine Hospital $1M for a range of services to minimise the harm associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs $0.7M for renal dialysis services to support clients in their homes and for community-based treatment Regional Development $3.94M for Indigenous Community Housing Organisations for housing in remote communities $0.51M to repair and maintain various airstrips in remote areas $0.32M for libraries at Katherine, Pine Creek, Lajamanu, Ngukurr, Mataranka and Barunga-Mayalluk $0.11M to manage Crown land and associated buildings Lifestyle and Environment $1.23M for visitor management programs in regional parks $1.11M for fi re management and prescribed burning, weed management and feral animal control programs in parks $0.9M to monitor and assess the regions groundwater and surface water resources $0.7M to implement joint park management arrangements $0.5M grant for Katherine sports ground upgrade $0.45M to provide bushfi re mitigation and control operations $0.36M for feral animal control $0.17M for problem vertebrate management (eg fl ying foxes) $0.36M to continue the Community Harmony Strategy, addressing the health, well-being and social behaviours of itinerants $0.23M for Indigenous tenancy support services $0.12M for Junior Park Rangers $0.1M for crocodile management $0.2M to monitor and conserve biodiversity on pastoral lands $0.1M for fl ood forecasting services for the Katherine, Victoria, Waterhouse and Roper Rivers $50 000 for a Year of the Built Environment competition for a greenhouse-friendly house Infrastructure Highlights $1.5M Kalkaringi construct a new health centre $5M Victoria Highway, upgrade Victoria River and Lost Creek bridges $1.99M for Stuart and Victoria Highways rehabilitation and widening $0.6M Lajamanu upgrade rising main and install new water tank $0.58M Limmen National Park improve visitor facilities and environmental works at Southern Lost City, Butterfl y Springs and Towns River $0.5M Gregory National Park, Victoria River sector provide river access and boat ramp to improve visitor experience $0.5M Katherine Cultural Precinct headworks $0.5M Dorisvale Road selected gravelling and drainage enhancements $0.23M to modify and upgrade police holding cells at Maranboy $0.15M for access and development at the new hot springs $46 000 Clyde Fenton Primary School upgrading works