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Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget



Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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114 Department of Housing, Local Government and Regional Services Developing new web-based initiatives to increase access to affordable home ownership properties and products. Developing an integrated public housing framework that is consistent across urban and remote communities. Providing and improving access to public housing assistance and support to Indigenous people in remote communities and town camps. Supporting the transition of town camps and urban living areas to normalised living and service arrangements. Supporting outstations and homelands with funding for essential and housing-related services. Implementing a strategic and coordinated approach to the construction, maintenance and management of housing, essential services and other government infrastructure in Indigenous communities. Continuing to improve access to an appropriate range and standard of government services for residents in the 20 Territory Growth Towns under the Working Future strategy. Working in partnership with the Commonwealth, local governments and local people to deliver commitments under the Remote Service Delivery National Partnership Agreement and under the Stronger Futures partnership with the Commonwealth. Strengthening the capacity and capability of the Aboriginal Interpreter Service to improve access for Territorians to government services. Supporting the local government sector to strengthen governance, management capability and sustainable delivery of services. Coordinating, reporting and monitoring outcomes of the nationally agreed Closing the Gap targets specified in the National Indigenous Reform Agreement. Improving animal welfare awareness and ensuring legislative compliance. Addressing water safety by providing a pool safety compliance program and educational campaigns through the Northern Territory Water Safety Plan. Economic Sustainability Leading the implementation of the Working Future strategy and local implementation plans for each Territory Growth Town. Contributing to economic development and job creation in regional areas by facilitating investment and developing business and job opportunities. Supporting the shire councils to build capable workforces. Securing land tenure to establish and maintain government infrastructure and support private sector development on Aboriginal land. Budget Highlights for 201213 Society $103.1 million in Commonwealth funding under the $1.7 billion, ten-year National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing to construct new housing, upgrade existing housing and provide associated infrastructure in remote Indigenous communities, including delivery of the Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program. $51.6 million for property and tenancy management under the Remote Public Housing Framework.