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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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Alice Springs 2004-05 Northern Territory Budget 10 Regional Highlights $5.5M for renal dialysis services, to support clients in their homes and in community-based treatment $2.1M for a coordinated range of services to minimise the harm associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs $2M ongoing funding for an expanded Intensive Care/High Dependence Unit at Alice Springs Hospital, enabling medical specialists to be recruited and reducing the need to airlift critically-ill patients to interstate hospitals for treatment $0.61M for improved drug rehabilitation services in Darwin and Alice Springs Regional Development $7.49M in grants funding for Indigenous Community Housing Organisations to construct, maintain and manage community housing for Indigenous clients $0.61M for the priority repair and maintenance of various aerodromes in the region $0.79M to provide public transport services in Alice Springs $0.26M for Indigenous organisations to provide a tenancy support service to assist Indigenous people to obtain and maintain public housing $0.65M funding for public, community and joint-use library services in the region $0.17M to manage Crown land and associated buildings in the region $50 000 to review and amend the Northern Territory Planning Scheme as it applies to Alice Springs and the region, within the framework of the Planning Act Lifestyle and Environment $5.07M to manage facilities and collections at the Araluen Centre, Museum of Central Australia and the Strehlow Research Centre $2.74M funding to support the Alice Springs Desert Park $0.5M for education, breeding and research activities supporting biodiversity and conservation of natural habitats in Central Australia $0.87M for visitor management programs in regional parks $0.8M to monitor and assess the quality and quantity of the regions groundwater and surface water resources $0.66M for weed management and feral animal control programs $0.61M for bushfi re mitigation and control operations $0.42M for fi re management and prescribed burning to protect life, assets and fl ora and fauna in parks $0.28M to implement joint park management arrangements $2.7M to stage the Alice Springs Masters and the Arafura Games in Darwin $0.26M to continue the Community Harmony Strategy, addressing the health, well-being and social behaviours of itinerant groups, to assist itinerants to move away from destructive lifestyles to either return to their home communities or lead a more productive lifestyle in town $0.17M to prepare revised management plans for parks and reserves in accordance with joint management arrangements $0.1M funding for the Alice Springs Desert Song festival $50 000 for a competition to design and construct a greenhouse-friendly house in Alice Springs to celebrate the 2004 Year of the Built Environment $37 000 for the Junior Park Ranger program in schools $30 000 for fl ood forecasting services for the Todd River Northern Territory Budget