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Budget 2017-18 Budget Paper No.2 Budget Strategy and Outlook



Budget 2017-18 Budget Paper No.2 Budget Strategy and Outlook

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Tabled by Nicole Manison


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68 Intergovernmental Financial Relations Issues 2017-18 Budget Table 6.8: National Partnership Payments 201617 Estimate 201718 Budget $M $M Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services 39.4 37.4 Department of Trade, Business and Innovation 5.3 0.0 Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics 77.6 201.5 Department of the AttorneyGeneral and Justice 9.0 8.4 Department of Health 119.6 57.3 Department of Housing and Community Development 218.3 199.8 Department of Primary Industry and Resources 10.0 8.3 Department of the Environment and Natural Resources 2.1 2.2 Department of Tourism and Culture 0.8 0.8 Department of Education 39.3 37.4 Territory Families 16.9 12.6 Total1 538.3 565.8 1 Includes Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logisticsmanaged projects on behalf of government agencies. Source: Department of Treasury and Finance NP revenue included in the Territorys Budget represents funding agreed by the Territory and Commonwealth governments. As additional agreements are finalised throughout the year, the Territorys NP revenue for 201718 and forward estimates will be adjusted accordingly. The timing and quantum of revenue over the life of an agreement may vary subject to the achievement of agreed milestones and or performance benchmarks, and the nature of the initiative. The $27.5 million increase in NP revenue from 201617 to 201718 is predominantly due to changes in funding provided under capitalrelated NPs. These include a $138.5 million increase in capital funding for road projects under the Commonwealths Infrastructure Investment Program associated with the White Paper on Developing Northern Australia and the Infrastructure Growth Package. This will be offset by: a $61.3 million reduction in NP revenue from the Health and Hospital Fund, as capital projects near completion including the Palmerston Hospital and remote health centre upgrades; a $14.6 million reduction in funding under the Asset Recycling Initiative; and a $18.2 million reduction in funding under the NP on Remote Housing. Expiring National Partnership Agreements The Territory has 13 NP agreements, or schedules under agreements, for which funding expires in 201617, with a total of $26.7 million expected to be received in 201617. Funding for a further nine NP agreements is due to expire by the end of 201718, for which total expected funding is $152.5 million in 201718, with the majority related to remote housing. While the majority of these agreements have a high service delivery component, particularly in the sectors of skills, affordable housing, education and health, around 38 per cent of the total funding during this period is capital. Table 6.9 shows the NP agreements and associated funding that is due to expire in 201617.

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