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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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211 Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport Society $7.9million to complete construction of the Defence of Darwin Museum at East Point Reserve. $8.1 million for rugby league facilities in Palmerston. $4.5 million to replace the air conditioning plant at Araluen Arts Centre to protect exhibits and artefacts. $1.91million to host national sporting events in the Territory, including: $1.32 million for AFL matches; $0.3 million for ACT Brumbies rugby pre-season matches; and $0.29 million for National Rugby League pre-season matches. $4 million for a 12-court squash facility at Marrara Sporting Precinct. $5.1 million for tennis and netball facilities in Palmerston. $0.81 million to upgrade and construct new sporting and other infrastructure at FredsPassReserve. $4.3 million for soccer facilities in Palmerston. Knowledge, Creativity and Innovation $0.5 million ongoing for increased support for delivery of the DarwinFestival. $M 2011-12 New Capital Works Howard Springs Nature Park upgrade 0.7 Palmerston Water Park access road 1.4 Palmerston Water Park intersection upgrade 1.4 Outputs and Performance Output Group: Protected Areas and Conservation Outcome: Protection of the natural and cultural assets in the Territorys parks estate and the creation of educational and recreational opportunities based on these assets. Increased community involvement in protected areas management and wildlife conservation across the Territory. Output Group/Output 2010-11 Budget1 2010-11 Estimate 2011-12 Budget $000 $000 $000 Protected Areas and Conservation 52 096 53 246 57 111 Parks Joint Management Programs 3 874 4 131 4 229 Parks Visitor Management Programs 19 489 21 981 22 292 Conservation Management Programs 28 733 27 134 30 590 1 Varies from 2010-11 published Budget due to the realignment of output groups/outputs within the agency. Key Variations The Protected Areas and Conservation output group increases in 2011-12 due to additional funding of $2.1 million for conservation and Indigenous employment, $1million to reduce the impact of feral camels and a $1.5 million community service obligation payment to the Territory Wildlife Park to improve park facilities. The 2010-11 budget includes an allocation of $0.6million for the West MacDonnell Discovery Centre.