Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget
Tabled paper 1785
Tabled papers for 11th Assembly 2008 - 2012; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled By Delia Lawrie
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215 Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport Environment and Sustainability Promote sustainable practices and assess and regulate environmental impacts associated with development. Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Notice of Intent assessed1 65 55 55 Assessment guidelines issued for development proposals2 12 6 6 Environmental assessment reports to Minister3 10 4 8 Licences and approvals administered4 130 130 160 Compliance audits conducted 60 60 70 Responses to pollution incidences 176 180 200 Enforcement action5 3 5 10 Grants to assist community, industry and local government to promote and implement sustainable practices $1.2M $1.3M $1.1M Develop and implement key environmental initiatives including regulatory reform 10 11 12 1 Proposals formally considered as Notice of Intent under the Environment Assessment Act. Estimate revised to reflect industry activity. 2 Estimate reflects number of completed assessment guidelines issued. 3 In 2011-12 a number of assessment reports were delayed or withdrawn. 4 Licences and approvals administered under the Waste Management and Pollution Control Act and the Water Act. 5 Enforcement action includes prosecutions, infringements, pollution abatement notices and other legal instruments under the Waste Management and Pollution Control Act, Water Act and Environment Protection (Beverage Containers and Plastic Bags) Act. Heritage Conservation Protect and conserve the Territorys heritage and cultural assets. Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Assessment reports to Heritage Advisory Council 24 16 16 Assistance to privately owned heritage places $0.2M $0.3M $0.3M Investment to maintain publicly owned heritage places $1M $1M $1M Output Group: Arts and Culture Outcome: Protecting and providing access to the Territorys scientific and cultural asset collections and assisting the community to care for and make best use of these assets to create commercial, educational and recreational opportunities. Output Group/Output 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget $000 $000 $000 Arts and Culture 43 684 48 253 45 154 Scientific and Cultural Collections 33 223 37 474 34 810 Arts and Screen Sector 10 461 10 779 10 344 Key Variations The variations in the Arts and Culture output group is primarily due to timing of negotiations for externally funded programs. Additional funding of $1.362million is included in 2012-13 for the co-location of the NT Archive Services with National Archives of Australia.