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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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Northern Territory Government



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22 Lifestyle and Environment 2010-11 Budget Lifestyle and Environment Sport and Recreation Facilities Delivering improved sport and recreation infrastructure, the 2010 Budget continues to develop facilities to be enjoyed by all Territorians, including: $13.57M to construct Stage 1 of the Palmerston Water Park, including water play areas, shaded playgrounds, kiosk and lifesaving facilities; $4.2M for the reconstruction of the Arafura Athletics Track; $1.25M to upgrade the Hidden Valley Raceway Motor Sports Complex; $0.26M towards the upgrade of facilities at Traeger Park in Alice Springs; and $0.25M for the Ethnic Communities Facilities Development Program. In addition, $1.43M for Freds Pass Reserve will be provided to upgrade and maintain sporting and community infrastructure. This includes a new multi-purpose indoor facility and electrical work required to bring the paintball facility online. Arts and Culture The 2010-11 Budget includes funding to enable Territorians to access to arts, culture and entertainment opportunities through: $11.3M for Museums and Art Galleries of the NT; $10.9M for the Northern Territory Library; $4.4M for the Araluen Arts Centre; $1.5M to support Territory festivals; and $0.5M for BASSINTHEGRASS and the Alice Springs music event THE CONCERT. The 2010-11 Budget provides additional funding to protect and enhance the Territorys unique environment through the sustainable use and conservation of our natural resources. The Territory Government continues its extensive support of major events and sport, recreational, community and fishing facilities. Major Sporting Events The 2010 Budget supports major sporting events across the Territory, including: $1.8 million to host the Arafura Games in May 2011; $1.5 million to bring AFL matches to the Territory as part of a four-year $5.6 million agreement; $1.1 million to host the Alice Springs Masters Games in October 2010; $1.1 million for the V8 Supercars; $0.4 million for Superbikes; $0.3 million to stage a pre-season Brumbies Rugby Union trial match; $0.3 million to bring the North Queensland Cowboys to Darwin for a National Rugby League game and training camp; and $0.1 million for the Hottest 7s Rugby Tournament. Supporting Territory Sport By continuing to invest in sport, the Territory Government helps Territorians access a wide range of activities that enhance our great Territory lifestyle. In 2010, $22.5 million will be directed to sport and recreation throughout the Territory, including: $3.7 million in peak sporting body funding; $3.5 million to support athletes through the NT Institute of Sport; and $2.3 million for remote community sport and recreation programs to support Working Future. A further $12 million is provided to support the thoroughbred and greyhound racing industries and the major racing carnivals.