Budget 2014-2015 Regional Highlights
Tabled paper 833
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Tabled by David Tollner
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2013-14 Budget 16 Regional Highlights Palmerston and Litchfield An estimated 48 800 people live in the Palmerston and Litchfield region, with 29 200 people residing in Palmerston. Approximately 9percent of Palmerston-Litchfields population is Indigenous. The region has a relatively young population overall, with about 39percent of the population aged 24years and under, and only 4.9percent of the population aged 65years and over. Industries in the Palmerston and Litchfield region include aquaculture, horticulture, cattle and crocodilefarming, defence, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and helium production. LNG production will increase substantially following the completion of construction of the IchthysLNGplant at BlaydinPoint in 2016. Mangoproduction is the largest contributor to the horticultural industry, while LNG is the Territorys most valuable export. The region has significant transport and logistics infrastructure including East Arm Wharf, Darwin Business Park and the Adelaide to Darwin railway terminal. The region will also become a services hub with the construction of the Marine Supply Base and activities associated with the INPEX and Total joint venture Ichthys project. The region is also home to the Australian Army 1st Brigade at Robertson Barracks. Supporting Business and Economic Development $6.89M in Territory and Commonwealth funds for CharlesDarwin University and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education and other providers to deliver qualifications to Territorians to develop new skills or build on existing skills for employment opportunities $0.69M to support plant industries by protecting market access and minimising establishment of exotic pests and diseases $0.68M to increase productivity, sustainability and market opportunities for the tropical fruit and vegetable industries $0.47M to increase productivity, sustainability and market opportunities for the mango industry $0.35M to increase sustainability, development and market opportunities for the amenity horticulture and lifestyle industries $0.3M to operate the CoastalPlains Research Farm $90 000 to support the livestock industry by protecting market access and minimising establishment of exotic pests and diseases $40 000 to assist the Palmerston Regional Business Association to hold functions and deliver programs that support local businesses Safer Communities $59.58M for the safe, secure and humane care of adult inmates at Darwin Correctional Centre while offering a range of therapeutic and re-integrated interventions to assist in their rehabilitation $19.29M to provide police, fire and emergency services in the Palmerston and Litchfield region, including twopolice stations, twofire stations and sevenvolunteer groups (fire and emergency) $6.35M to provide safe, secure and humane care of youth detainees at DonDale Youth Detention Centre while offering a range of therapeutic and re-integrated interventions to assist in their rehabilitation $5.39M for the commissioning of the new Darwin Correctional Precinct $3.13M to provide assessment, monitoring and supervision services to community-based clients in