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Northern Territory budget papers 2010 - 2011



Northern Territory budget papers 2010 - 2011

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2010/11 Budget paper


Northern Territory. Department of Treasury


Northern Territory budget papers; E-Journals; 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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15Infrastructure and Business Business Growth Budget 2010-11 introduces new measures to improve the business potential of the Territory and make it easier to do business in the Territory, including employer incentives, industry and business up-skilling, incentives for mineral exploration and the release of industrial land in the Darwin area. In 2010-11, the Budget includes measures to increase the number of workers in key skill shortage areas including: $5.9 million over three years as part of Jobs NT 2010-12 including to extend of the employer incentives for apprentices in skill shortage occupations and expand Northern Territory Public Sector apprenticeship and traineeship programs; and $6 million to upgrade the skills and qualifications of existing workers and job seekers in partnership with the Commonwealth. The Territory Government is committed to making it easier to do business in the Territory including: $4.8 million to promote business and industry development and provide business with assistance in responding to changing economic conditions including through Territory Business Centres and the Territory Business Growth and Business Upskills programs; and $1.4 million to develop a one-stop online service for Territory businesses to interact with government for business registration. Resources for Industry Growth In 2010-11, the Budget also includes measures to develop Territory industry, in particular mineral and pastoral industries, including: $15.3 million to stimulate mineral exploration in the Territory including increased geophysical surveys and improved access to Aboriginal land for mineral exploration; $5.4 million to facilitate major economic development projects and promote Asian relations and trade development; $1.4 million through the Industry Development Support program to provide operational and program support for peak business-related organisations; and $0.79 million to support the pastoral industry to develop Indigenous pastoral enterprises and the live cattle overseas export market. Supporting Tourism Growth Budget 2010-11 continues the Territory Governments commitment to support and develop the Territorys tourism industry including: $5 million for major tourism marketing campaigns to stimulate demand for holidays in the Territory, supporting small to medium Territory tourism businesses; and $1.3 million to develop new products from emerging Indigenous entrepreneurs. Major Capital Works Projects by Functional Category $M % Housing and Related Works 770.6 43.4 Transport 343.1 19.3 Health 189.0 10.6 Education 185.2 10.4 Land Release and Community Development 98.4 5.5 Lifestyle and Environment 97.1 5.5 Community Safety 65.1 3.7 Other 27.8 1.6 Total Budget Sector 1 776.3 100.0 Power and Water Infrastructure Investment in Power and Water infrastructure continues in 2010-11, building power, water and sewerage infrastructure to cater for the expanding population in the greater Darwin region, including: $137.8M for the Channel Island Power Station; $71.2M to recommission Manton Dam; $67.4M for the Weddell Power Station; $65.6M for the Larrakeyah outfall closure; $56.7M for the Palmerston pump station mains and tank; $51.3M for the Leanyer and Snell Street (Darwin) zone substations; $35.5M for Darwin River Dam; and $15M for Berrimah Power Station.