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Budget 2014-2015 Budget Overview



Budget 2014-2015 Budget Overview

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6 BUDGET 2014-15 Budget Overview Infrastructure Investing in the Territorys Future The 2014-15 Budget continues to deliver high levels of infrastructure investment in the Territory, providing a total infrastructure budget of $1.14 billion. Major highlights of the 2014-15 infrastructure program include: $224 million for housing in the Territory including: $122.8 million for remote Indigenous housing capital works and $19.5 million for repairs and maintenance grants; $32 million for government employee housing for more nurses, teachers and police officers in remote towns; and $4 million to redevelop existing public housing complexes across theTerritory. $84 million for education infrastructure including: $11.6 million for the Northern Territory Open Education Centre; $5 million to commence construction of boarding facilities to provide bush students improved access to secondary education; $1.2 million to extend Rosebery Preschool to provide additional places; and $34.9million to maintain Territory schools. $191 million for health infrastructure including: $43.6 million for remote health centres in Canteen Creek, Elliott, Galiwinku, Kaltukatjara, Maningrida, Ngukurr, Ntaria, Numbulwar, Papunya, RobinsonRiver and Titjikala; $35 million for upgrades at Royal Darwin Hospital; $5.2 million for a multidisciplinary teaching and training facility at AliceSprings Hospital; and $1.9 million to upgrade airconditioning at Katherine Hospital. $40 million for new and improved police, fire and emergency services infrastructure, including $14.2million to continue works to deliver multipurpose police stations at Arlparra and Yuendumu. Residential Land Release The 2014-15 Budget provides $84.4 million to progress the release of residential land including: $44.9 million to support accelerated land release in Palmerston East and bring forward new releases in Berrimah Farm and Palmerston North, and to continue the staged development of land at Zuccoli; and $39.5 million to progress land release projects across the Territory, including Humpty Doo, stage 2 of the Darwin Waterfront Development, Katherine East, Kalkarindji, Mataranka, Timber Creek, PineCreek, TennantCreek, Ti Tree, Kilgariff land development and Larapinta Valley redevelopment. Essential Infrastructure The Territory Government is investing $276 million to upgrade, deliver and maintain power, water and sewerage infrastructure. The 2014-15 Budget also provides $17.5 million to upgrade essential services infrastructure in remote communities to support additional housing and expanded government services, as well as $32.5million in capital and repairs and maintenance investment for the Indigenous Essential Services program. Total Infrastructure Payments 2014-15 Program Cash $M $M BUDGET SECTOR Capital works 929 566 Grants Capital grants 38 Repairs and maintenance grants 35 Total grants 73 Repairs and maintenance 219 Infrastructure-related Asset planning and delivery 6 Total infrastructure-related payments 6 TOTAL BUDGET SECTOR 864 GOVERNMENT OWNED CORPORATIONS Power and Water Corporation Capital works 195 Repairs and maintenance 81 TOTAL GOVERNMENT OWNED CORPORATIONS 276 TOTAL INFRASTRUCTURE PAYMENTS 1 140