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Budget 2014-2015 Budget Overview



Budget 2014-2015 Budget Overview

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




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7Infrastructure Budget 2014-15 Industrial Land Release The 2014-15 Budget provides $51.1million to progress the release of commercial and industrial land including: $5.1 million for subdivision works and associated services to create 11strategically located industrial blocks at DarwinBusiness ParkNorth; $6 million at Darwin Business Park to service further subdivisions; $6.3 million to construct 7 hectares of land to create five industrial lots adjoining Muramats Road in EastArm; $3 million for industrial land release on Udall Road, Tennant Creek; $0.8 million to construct new and upgrade existing assets and infrastructure to support agriculture, aquaculture, industrial and tourism industries on the Tiwi Islands; and $5.9 million to continue works, including the release of 14 lots for transport services under stage 1 of the Wishart Road Industrial Precinct development. Investment in Roads The 2014-15 Budget provides $378 million towards Territory roads and national highways, including $81million for repairs and maintenance. Investment by the Territory and Commonwealth governments includes: $30 million for strategic economic development roads projects across the Territory; $5 million for improved local roads traffic management initiatives; $4 million to upgrade the Leviathan Creek crossing on Fog Bay Road to improve flood immunity, including constructing a new bridge and associated approaches and drainage works; $7.3million to commence improvement of the Outback Way, including upgrading and sealing various sections of the Plenty Highway and TjukururuRoad; $2.75 million to upgrade rural roads in the Katherine region, including roads in the Edith Farms, Emungalan and Florina areas and bridging at Leight Creek; $2.5 million to seal sections of the Lajamanu access road between Kalkarindji and Lajamanu; $3 million to upgrade the Larapinta Drive/Lovegrove Drive intersection in AliceSprings; $4.75 million to continue upgrading and sealing Litchfield Park Road; $45 million to commence works on six priority projects on the regional road network as part of the Regional Roads Productivity Package; $5.5 million to duplicate Roystonea Avenue from Temple Terrace to GurdStreet, including intersection upgrades; $17 million to upgrade, strengthen and widen urban arterial, rural arterial and local roads; $3 million for road safety and traffic management improvements on urban arterials; and $6 million to continue the Roads to Recovery Program on targeted local roads. The 2014-15 Budget also commits $83 million to continue the duplication of Tiger Brennan Drive from the Darwin CBD to Berrimah as part of the Territorys $103million Territory and Commonwealth governments project.