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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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Tabled By Delia Lawrie


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210 Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport Progressing the strategic approach to natural resource management through legislative reform of native vegetation and pastoral land management law, implementing weed management plans, managing increased bushfire risk, developing a whole of government water resources strategy and executing major national water reform under the National Water Initiative. Developing an integrated aquatic health monitoring program for Darwin Harbour and DalyRiver catchment and a strategic management approach to other catchments to ensure sustainability of these resources. Improving environmental protection, sustainability and regulatory reform including environmental assessment, pollution control, waste management and licensing and compliance policies. Facilitating the use of offsets and development of a carbon industry around land management delivering biodiversity outcomes and building regional economies. Society Working with business and the community to provide Indigenous employment opportunities through education and training in the areas of land management, tourism, sport and the arts. Building community capacity by increasing involvement in sport, arts, volunteering, fire management, natural resource use and wildlife protection. Increasing the participation of Territorians in sport and active recreation through community engagement, major events, pathway development and access to key sporting facilities. Knowledge, Creativity and Innovation Developing and implementing a digital strategy to record Territory history and delivering infrastructure for its support across the Territory. Providing multiple digital access points for the community to experience and contribute to collections and assets. Budget Highlights for 2012-13 Environment $2.1 million to deliver increased conservation in parks and Indigenous employment outcomes. $1 million to reduce feral camel impacts. $1.5 million for lease payments to Aboriginal Land Trusts for Aboriginal-owned, jointly managed parks. $0.3 million for the development of more efficient practices and models for environmental assessment. $0.25 million for habitat mapping of Darwin Harbour. $0.78 million to develop and implement Renewable Energy and Climate Change policies and procedures throughout the Territory. $0.2 million for Climate Change Grants to community organisations, local governments and schools to achieve greater energy efficiency. $0.25 million to establish the Centre for Renewable Energy at Charles Darwin University. $0.8 million to continue environmental compliance initiatives.

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