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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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275 Community Service Obligations maintenance of wharf facilities that support the cruise ship and naval presence in the Territory and the Darwin fishing and tourism industries through the Port of Darwin. It is estimated that a total of $2.9 million in CSOs will be paid to DPC in 201213. Tourism NT provides Territory Discoveries, the Territory Governmentowned tourism product wholesaler, with CSO payments to fund net costs incurred by the Northern Territory Holiday Centre in Alice Springs, specific shoulder season campaigns which assist in promoting the Territory as a yearround tourist destination, and the inclusion of small tourism operators in its reservation system ($1 million in 201213). The Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport provides CSO funding for four noncommercial functions carried out by the Territory Wildlife Parks. These functions relate to: maintaining the parks assets to a high standard to assist the growth and development of the Territorys tourism industry; supporting the Territorys biodiversity through captive breeding of endangered, rare and threatened species; enhancing the education of school children through teaching the benefits of the natural environment; and management of the Botanic Gardens at the Alice Springs Desert Park. A total of $7.9 million in CSOs have been estimated for Territory Wildlife Parks in 201213, down from $9.4 million in 201112 due to oneoff funding of $1.5 million for repairs and maintenance in 201112. The Department of Housing, Local Government and Regional Services is the host agency to the GBD NT Home Ownership, which provides incentives for people with low to medium incomes to purchase their own home, thereby increasing home ownership in the Territory. It is estimated that a total of $1.2 million in CSO funding will be paid for this service in 201213.