Budget 2016-2017 Budget Paper No.3 Agency Budget Statements
Tabled paper 1766
Tabled papers for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled by David Tollner
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Department of the Treasury and Finance
207 Department of Education Budget Highlights Prosperous Economy $68.5 million for the Boosting our Economy: Education Works package as part of the Territory Governments broader economic stimulus package, providing various infrastructure upgrades to schools across the Territory, including $10 million for works in non-government schools. $33.1 million for repairs and maintenance for government schools across the Territory. $21.2 million to support the construction of a Catholic primary school in Zuccoli. $7 million to provide vocational education and training, job skills and employment pathways in schools, including pre-employment programs across the Territory. $5.7 million in 2016 to operate the new Henbury School for secondary students with high support special needs. $5.4 million in 2016 to operate the Northern Territory Open Education Centre in new facilities at the Bullocky Point Education Precinct. $2.1 million additional funding to establish and operate the new Palmerston special school for preschool and primary school high support special needs students. $1 million for the 10-year Northern Territory International Education and Training Strategy to strengthen and grow the Territorys international education and training sector. Strong Society $388 million for global budgets in government schools in 2016, with a further $59 million to meet centralised school costs. $242 million in operational and capital subsidies for non-government schools across the Territory, including $167 million in Commonwealth Students First funding. $43.7 million to implement the Indigenous Education Strategy, including $34.8 million in Commonwealth funding. Key initiatives include $11.1 million to continue and expand the Families as First Teachers program, and $4.9 million to support remote Indigenous students and their families to determine their secondary school pathways through the Transition Support Unit. $19 million for the Early Years Strategic Plan: Great Start Great Future to improve services and outcomes for Territory children, from birth to eight years of age and their families with a strategic approach to integrated service delivery. Key initiatives include $1 million to expand the Families as First Teachers program (in addition to $11.1 million also included in the Indigenous Education Strategy), and $2.2 million to operate six child and family centres including $0.3 million to operate the new Larapinta centre. $6.7 million to continue the Back to School Payment scheme, which provides $150 per student each year to assist parents and families with back-to-school expenses. $6 million to continue the early childhood services subsidy for long day care, three-year-old kindergarten and family day care services to offset the cost of child care for parents and families. $5.4 million to continue to provide universal access to 15 hours a week of preschool education in schools, including non-government schools. $2 million to continue to support independent public schools to develop and trial innovative programs that enhance educational outcomes. $1.4 million to establish operations of the new 40-place regional boarding facility at Nhulunbuy High School from January 2017.
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