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Budget 2011-12 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget



Budget 2011-12 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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154 Department of Resources Budget Highlights for 2011-12 Society $0.64million for the Marine Ranger Program in Indigenous communities. Economic Sustainability $3.8 million as part of a renewed three-year $11.4 million Bringing Forward Discovery program to stimulate mineral and petroleum exploration and attract exploration investment into the Territory, including a renewed Geophysics and Drilling Collaborations initiative. $0.32million to survey producers to better focus resources and service delivery to the pastoral industry, and develop new technologies for improved pastoral decision making. $0.37million to improve market access for mangoes through field trials of new genetics and evaluate alternative pest management practices. $0.11million to establish commercial horticultural opportunities for re-use water in AliceSprings. $0.18million to evaluate the potential of new rice varieties under flooded and irrigated production systems in the Douglas Daly and Katherine regions. $0.28million to develop a strategic plan and implementation activities in collaboration with Indigenous partners to provide sustainable small and large scale horticultural and forestry development. $0.49million for the establishment and ongoing support of a fisheries support network in East Arnhem. $0.25million to investigate the potential for a regional-based commercial fishery. Environment $3.1million to ensure compliance with legislation in the mining, energy and exploration industries and implementation of environmental best practice. $3.5million in 2011-12 as part of a four-year $7million Commonwealth-funded program for site maintenance activities, ongoing environmental monitoring programs and specialist studies of the former Rum Jungle mine site. $0.69million for the environmental regulation of mining operations, including the establishment of a Central Australian Mining Team based in AliceSprings and other specialist staff. $1.2million as part of a three-year program for the management and sustainable utilisation of inshore marine resources. $2.6million for the sustainable management of the Territory aquatic resource. $M 2011-12 New Capital Works Recreational fishing infrastructure 1.0

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