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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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276 Community Service Obligations Community Service Obligations PURCHASING AGENCY/Provider/Description 2010-11 Estimate 2011-12 Budget $000 $000 NORTHERN TERRITORY TREASURY 59 629 61 257 Power and Water Corporation Gazetted Tariffs 59 629 61 257 DEPARTMENT OF LANDS AND PLANNING 4 316 3 161 Darwin Port Corporation Small Craft Services (Marine Industry Support) 2 290 280 Cruise and Defence (Wharf Precinct) 1 546 1 546 Tourism and Real Estate (Wharf Precinct) 480 1 335 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 8 377 9 608 Power and Water Corporation Pensioner Concession Scheme 8 377 9 608 TOURISM NT 925 975 Territory Discoveries Tourism Marketing 925 975 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, ENVIRONMENT, THE ARTS AND SPORT 7 915 9 418 Territory Wildlife Parks Territory Wildlife Park 3 957 5 460 Alice Springs Desert Park 3 958 3 958 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING, LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND REGIONAL SERVICES 1 239 1 239 NT Home Ownership Home Ownership Incentives 1 239 1 239 TOTAL 82 401 85 658 Northern Territory Treasury provides CSO funding to the Power and Water Corporation in accordance with Government policy regarding the provision of services in urban areas of: electricity supply to domestic customers, small businesses and other organisations across the Territory at uniform tariffs; electricity supply services to tranche 4 electricity customers (primarily medium-sized businesses and other organisations) at a subsidised tariff; and water and sewerage services to all customers at uniform tariffs. CSO funding for gazetted tariffs in urban areas is budgeted to be $61.3 million in 2011-12. In addition to the CSO provided in urban areas, the Territory also subsidises utilities services in remote areas through the Indigenous Essential Services (IES) grant paid by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Regional Services. In 2011-12, the IESgrant is $80.6 million. A grant of $17.8million will be made for the new Wadeye gas-fired power station in 2011-12, in addition to the $2.1million in 2010-11 to connect Ampilatwatja to the Arlparra grid. The Power and Water Corporation also receives CSO payments from the DepartmentofHealth to fund subsidised electricity, water and sewerage tariffs for pensioners and seniors under the Pensioner Concession Scheme ($9.6million in 2011-12).