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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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121 Department of Housing, Local Government and Regional Services Output Group: Indigenous Policy and Remote Services Coordination Outcome: Improved social wellbeing and living conditions for Indigenous Territorians, especially those living in remote communities. Output Group/Output 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget $000 $000 $000 Indigenous Policy and Remote Services Coordination 96 840 83 858 92 407 Indigenous Policy 1 811 1 686 1 655 Indigenous Essential Services 91 553 76 484 86 933 Remote Service Delivery Coordination 1 940 4 152 2 282 Remote Infrastructure Coordination 1 536 1 536 1 537 Key Variations The decrease to the Indigenous Policy output in 2011-12 is due to the transfer of the NativeTitle function to the Department of Justice. The Indigenous Essential Services output decrease in 2011-12 is due to $17.8million for the Wadeye gas-fired power station being paid in 2010-11, partially off-set by one-off Commonwealth funding for CDEP-converted jobs. The increase in 2012-13 is primarily due to additional funding of $5million and one-off funding of $7million for essential services upgrades. The increase to the Remote Service Delivery Coordination output in 2011-12 is due to carryover of funding from 2010-11 into 2011-12. Indigenous Policy Work with Territory, Commonwealth and local government agencies and Indigenous people to provide strategic policy and advice on Indigenous affairs from a whole of government perspective. Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Advice and reporting on national agreements delivered within agreed timeframes1 100% 100% 100% 1 New measure. Indigenous Essential Services Coordinate funding and provide strategic planning and policy advice for the delivery of electricity, water and sewerage services to remote Indigenous communities through the contracted service provider, Power and Water Corporation. Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Total annual cost of purchasing services for remote localities $80.5M $63.0M $68.0M Customer satisfaction with services1 75% 75% 75% Indigenous ESO employment2 40% 40% 40% 1 Customer satisfaction surveys from remote Indigenous communities where fair is rated 50 per cent, good 75percent and very good 100 per cent. 2 Indigenous Essential Service Officers (ESOs) as a proportion of total ESOs working in remote locations.

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