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Budget 2014-2015 Regional Highlights



Budget 2014-2015 Regional Highlights

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Tabled Papers for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by David Tollner


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5Central Australia Central Australia Supporting Business and Economic Development $16.68M 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 $1M to provide new generation geoscience data and promote mining investment $0.96M to provide vehicle registration and driver licensing services $0.76M to Tourism Central Australia for visitor information services in Alice Springs, and marketing and industry engagement activities for Alice Springs, Uluru and Barkly $0.65M to provide education, assistance and support to businesses to achieve their obligation to provide safe workplaces $0.52M for research and extension into improved pastoral industry profitability and sustainability $0.37M to support the livestock industry by protecting market access and minimising establishment of exotic pests and diseases $0.36M for the Territory Business Centre to provide business advice and licence information $0.28M to operate the AridZone Research Institute and TiTree Research Farm $0.25M for a dedicated AliceSprings tourism marketing campaign highlighting experiences and products available in the region and amplifying positive tourism messages for the town $0.23M to support plant industries by protecting market access and minimising establishment of exotic pests and diseases $0.19M to evaluate new tablegrape varieties and improve water use efficiency for producers in the central arid region $0.15M to develop new technology to improve pastoral management efficiencies $0.15M to operate the Old Man Plains Research Station $0.13M to evaluate commercial opportunities of water reuse from urban and commercial waste in horticultural production systems $0.1M for a local Tourism Industry Business Development Officer Safer Communities $57.5M to provide police, fire and emergency services in the Alice Springs region including: nine police stations and a further six police stations funded under StrongerFutures at Finke, HaastsBluff, Imanpa, Mutitjulu, Nyirripi and SantaTeresa; twofire stations; and 12volunteer groups (fire and emergency) $40.1M to provide safe, secure and humane care of adult inmates at Alice Springs Correctional Centre while offering a range of therapeutic and reintegrated interventions to assist in their rehabilitation $4.11M to provide assessment, monitoring and supervision services to communitybased clients in the Alice Springs region in line with sentences and orders issued by the Courts and the Parole Board $4.11M for courts to administer justice for regional and remote communities. The courts sit in Papunya, Mutitjulu, Yuendumu, The Central Australian region, which occupies 41percent of the Territorys land area, is home to 18percent of the Territorys population. There are about 41 000 people living in the region, around 36percent of whom are Indigenous. Alice Springs, the main centre in the region, has a population of about 25 800. The Central Australian region has a relatively young population, with 38percent aged 24 years or under and 5.3percent aged over 65 years. The main industries in the central region include pastoralism, tourism, defence and Indigenous arts and culture. Tourist attractions in the centralregion include UluruKataTjuta, KingsCanyon and the WestMacDonnell Ranges, while the Indigenous arts and culture industry is an important source of Indigenous employment.