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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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164 Department of Resources Minerals and Energy Provides strategic programs, services and advice to national and international clients and stakeholders to encourage exploration and responsible development of the Territorys mineral and energy resources. Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Geological Survey Products New geospatial data sets and publication requested by key client groups 500 550 600 Geoscientific data products developed 100 110 100 Industry delegates at Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar 230 230 230 Target rating for geological database in FIAS1 10th 10th 10th Information and product request responses within agreed timeframes 90% 90% 90% Industry Development Overseas investment attraction missions and seminars 4 8 4 International investment attraction events held domestically 2 3 2 Mining Performance Mine planning documents assessed 350 379 350 Plans assessed within established timeframes 80% 80% 80% Audits conducted2 6 15 10 General inspections conducted3 200 149 170 Site reported incidents finalised within agreed timeframes 80% 80% 80% Sites monitored as per annual schedule 80% 80% 80% Mineral and Petroleum Titles Mineral exploration licences granted 1 350 1 500 1 600 Applications for mineral exploration licences outstanding 940 1 300 1 200 Petroleum exploration permits granted 24 30 40 Applications for petroleum exploration permits outstanding4 79 150 140 1 Fraser Institute Annual Survey (FIAS) assists governments to reform business environments via investment generations through a range of services including client satisfaction measures. 2 An audit is formal examination of the environmental management system in accordance with ISO14001. 3 An inspection is any visit to the site by a mining officer. 4 A significant increase in interest in onshore petroleum exploration has been experienced during 2011-12.

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