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Debates Day 1 - Tuesday 23 May 1995



Debates Day 1 - Tuesday 23 May 1995

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Parliamentary Record 11


Debates for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997




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DEBATES - Tuesday 23 May 1995 will continue the work of improving the facilities and lifestyle of the residents of Alice Springs. Other initiatives will address important social issues. Included in the improvements will be: 0 A $500 000 boost for the Desert Wildlife Park and Botanic Gardens bringing its 1995-96 allocation to more than $lm. This will include the recruitment of 15 specialist staff to commence work on establishing animal and plant displays. 0 $300 000 to upgrade the Transport Hall of Fame and the MacDonnell Siding. This continues the work of establishing a high-quality historical display close to Alice Springs. 0 $100 000 for continuing development of the Larapinta Trail in the Ormiston Gorge, Glen Helen, Redbank Gorge and Mount Sonder areas. This project has been under way for a number of years and is providing a new dimension to the visitor experience along the Western MacDonnell Ranges. 0 $300 000 to commence the Exploring the Alice Project which aims to integrate and upgrade the diverse range of natural, historical and cultural assets in and around Alice Springs. $50 000 to renovate The Residency which is an important part of the history of Alice Springs. 0 $300 000 to upgrade public facilities at Kings Canyon. 0 $5.072m for Aboriginal housing and serviced sites in the region. 0 $ 1.61 m for general housing construction in Alice Springs. 0 $5.9m to complete the Alice Springs Prison which will see a long outdated and crowded facility in the centre of town replaced with a state-of-the-art facility more than 20 km out of the town. 0 $ 1 m to upgrade the Stuart Highway between Ti Tree and Aileron. Additional funding for services and to address social issues include: 0 $ 1.36m for police recruitment. This is the largest allocation for increased police recruitment for any Territory centre and will see police numbers in the town grow to the full gazetted strength of 126 officers. This will be greatly welcomed by the good people of Alice Springs. 0 A total of $ 1.542m to expand renal services and facilities in Alice Springs in recognition that this is one of the most rapidly-expanding health concerns in the region. 3548