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5.1 Department of Health Answers to Written Questions



5.1 Department of Health Answers to Written Questions

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Tabled paper 357


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




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ITIlffiEIElEII liSill nLEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY WRITTEN QUESTIONS TEMPLATE - ESTIMATES HEARINGS 2013 QUESTION NO WQ: Office Use Only DATE SUBMITTED 27 May 2013 TO PORTFOLIO Health BUDGET OUTPUT Various FROM QUESTION WQ 0.27 Full details of all revenue measures including new taxes and tax increases including levies and charges. Details include risk impact statements, community and industry consultation plans, economic modelling and revenue projections. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Public and Environmental Health Regulations and Food Regulations Registration Fee $300 000 The Public and Environmental Health Regulations and Food Regulations are currently being prepared with a view to being implemented on 1 July 2014. Subject to Cabinet endorsement, it is proposed to charge an average $100 annual registration fee for up to 3000 registered premises under these regulations, including food businesses, commercial visitor accommodation, hairdressers, beauty therapy and skin penetration premises (tattooing, ear and body piercing etc). There is currently no charge for annual food business licensing and no additional revenue in addition to what is currently being collected is expected in the 2013/2014 financial year. It is therefore anticipated that subject to formal Cabinet approval, that up to $300,000 revenue could be generated in the 2014/2015 financial year. This will be subject to a Regulatory Impact Statement process still to be prepared prior to the end of the 2013 calendar year. TOP END HOSPITAL NETWORK Royal Darwin Hospital New car parking arrangements A new car parking strategy has been determined for Royal Darwin Hospital and is currently in the process of being implemented. Implementation of the payment scheme is proposed for the General Public in the two main public car parks at the front of the hospital (330 spaces) with the following fee structure:

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