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Budget 2014-2015 Regional Highlights



Budget 2014-2015 Regional Highlights

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11Katherine Safer Communities $30.1M to provide police, fire and emergency services in the Katherineregion including: tenpolice stations and a further two police stations funded under Stronger Futures at Minyerri and Yarralin; onefire station; and ten volunteer groups (fire and emergency) $2.56M to provide assessment, monitoring and supervision services to communitybased clients in the Katherine and Lajamanu regions in line with sentences and orders issued by the courts and the ParoleBoard $1.14M for courts to administer justice for regional and remote communities, including Beswick, Ngukurr, Timber Creek, Kalkaringi, Borroloola and Lajamanu. Registry services are provided through the courthouse at Katherine $0.53M for Indigenous Family Violence and Elders programs and Remote Communities Corrections Officers $0.5M for the installation of closed circuit television Better Schooling $47.4M for primary school education in government and nongovernment schools $16.3M for middle years education in government and nongovernment schools $13.1M for senior years education and Vocational Education and Training (VET) in government and nongovernment schools $5.4M for preschool education in government and nongovernment schools $4.1M to fund isolated student education through Katherine School of the Air and distance education $2.6M for early childhood programs including Families as FirstTeachers $1.55M for the provision of school buses and special needs transport for students $0.6M for the Back to School vouchers of $150 $0.1M for tertiary education in government schools Better Health $39.2M for acute care services including patient travel $21.7M for nonacute health and community services in the region Regional Development $35.3M in Commonwealth funding under the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing and the National Partnership Agreement on StrongerFutures, spread over tenyears, to construct new housing, upgrade existing housing and provide associated infrastructure in remote Indigenous communities $19.2M for property and tenancy management under the Remote Public Housing Framework $0.9M for joint Commonwealth and Territory funding for specialist homelessness services to provide crisis and transitional supported accommodation, counselling, case management and advocacy services for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness Lifestyle and Environment $0.5M to support the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Cultural Centre $0.42M to manage and maintain Crown land including weeds and associated buildings $0.31M to monitor surface and groundwater to enable the assessment of mining impacts and requirements for ongoing management $0.23M to increase weed management extension services in the Katherine region to assist pastoralists in controlling weed incursions and infestations $0.14M for water allocation plan implementation, regulation and compliance monitoring for the Barkly and Katherine regions $0.12M for the Marine Ranger Program including financial and training support to Indigenous communities, monitoring of fishing activity, sacred site protection and community education