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Budget papers 2010 - 2011



Budget papers 2010 - 2011

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2010/11 Budget paper


Northern Territory. Department of Treasury


Northern Territory budget papers; Reports; PublicationNT




Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).




Appropriations and expenditures; Periodicals; Budget; Finance, Public

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Northern Territory Government

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Northern Territory Government



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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591566; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591568; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591570; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591556; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591558; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591560; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591562

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14 Infrastructure and Business 2010-11 Budget Infrastructure and Business Investing in the Territory The 2010-11 Budget continues the Territory Governments commitment to improving the Territorys infrastructure through a record investment of $1.8 billion. The 2010-11 infrastructure program includes essential infrastructure, housing and land release, continues major upgrades to schools, and improves health and other community infrastructure. Major highlights include: $948 million for Housing in the Territory including: $591 million for the Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program and land servicing across the Territory; $75.2 million for urban public housing; and $68.2 million to construct and improve existing government employee housing across the Territory. $213 million for education infrastructure including: $101.9 million under the Nation Building and Jobs Plan Building the Education Revolution for new school infrastructure across the Territory; and $111 million to upgrade Territory schools. $211 million for health infrastructure including: $43.5 million to upgrade emergency stand-by power generation at Royal Darwin Hospital; and $72.2 million to continue upgrades at Alice Springs Hospital. $64.7 million for new and improved police infrastructure including $18.8 million for police stations at Arlparra and Imanpa; $53.7 million for land servicing and headworks, including $10 million for headworks at the Arid Zone Research Institute site in Alice Springs for the new suburb of Kilgariff; and $18.9 million to continue the development of strategic industrial land at the Darwin Business Park. Improving Major Roads The 2010-11 Budget continues upgrades to Territory roads as part of the Governments long-term strategy to improve urban traffic flow and upgrade arterial links to major communities and the rest of the Territory. In 2010-11 the Budget includes $331M in road projects across the Territory, funded by the Territory and Commonwealth governments. Work continues on the $110M Tiger Brennan Drive project and further work to strengthen and widen major roads across the Territory including the Central Arnhem, Port Keats and Litchfield roads. Major projects include: $34M for Community, Beef and Mining roads across the Territory $20M to seal the Umbakumba Road $19M for upgrades to the Stuart, Victoria and Barkly highways including strengthening and truck parking bays; $14M for the Central Arnhem Road; $10M for the Port Keats Road; $3M to seal a further 6 kilometres of Litchfield Road; $6M for a new high level bridge over the Cullen River; $5M for overtaking lanes between Darwin and Katherine; and $3M to duplicate Vanderlin Drive between Patterson Street and Mueller Road.