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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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214 Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport Water Management Assess and manage Territory water resources, including water quality monitoring and flood forecasting. Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Flood Forecasting New gauging station installations (river height and rainfall) 1 1 1 Proportion of days where data is available 85% 85% 80% Services delivered within agreed timeframes 85% 80% 80% Surface and Groundwater Operational rig days in the field 200 175 190 New water allocation plans declared 2 2 2 Licences and permits issued 200 200 200 Time series data collected at agreed standards 90% 80% 90% Proportion of unscheduled maintenance of drilling rigs 5% 10% 10% Level of compliance to water allocation plans 95% 90% 80% Services delivered within agreed timeframes 85% 80% 75% Aquatic Ecosystem Health Sites monitored in the Darwin Harbour Catchment 59 61 61 Report cards developed on time 100% 100% 100% Output Group: Environment and Heritage Outcome: Effective protection of the environment, including cultural and heritage assets, through identification and mitigation of risks from natural processes and human activities. Output Group/Output 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget $000 $000 $000 Environment and Heritage 9 859 10 814 10 085 Environment and Sustainability 6 762 7 638 6 871 Heritage Conservation 3 097 3 176 3 214 Key Variations The Environment and Heritage output group decreases in 2012-13 due to the completion of the Container Deposit Scheme grant program. Funding for the air quality stations was carried over from 2010-11 into 2011-12. This is partially offset by funding for the Darwin Port review and Energy Smart Rebates being transferred from 2011-12 into 2012-13.

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