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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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23Lifestyle and Environment Fishing Infrastructure Territorians can make the most of our exceptional fishing, with improved access and upgrades to key locations, including: $2.5M to upgrade Fog Bay road; $1M to upgrade and improve recreational fishing infrastructure in the Top End; and $1M to upgrade fishing access roads Woolianna Road and the Marrakai access road. Climate Change Budget 2010 incorporates a range of subsidies and initiatives under the Territory Governments Climate Change Policy, including: $2M for renewable and low-emission energy at Alpurrurulam, Ti Tree and Daguaragu/Kalkarindji; $0.72M in EnvironmeNT Grants to community groups, organisations and schools; $0.7M for the ecoBiz NT program, assisting small-to-medium businesses to reduce energy and water use; $0.39M for the Water Tank Rebate Scheme, encouraging preservation of water; and $0.25M for the Centre for Renewable Energy. The 2010-11 Budget also provides funding of $0.22M to address climate change in the schoolyard, with the Energy Smart Schools Program aimed at achieving a Territory-wide approach to energy management and sustainability in 60 schools. Protecting the Territorys Natural Resources The 2010-11 Budget provides funding to protect the natural assets of the Territory, including: $0.7 million to rehabilitate damaged wetlands and protect Mary River freshwater wetlands; $0.64 million for the Marine Ranger Program in Indigenous communities and $0.1 million to boost the Indigenous Ranger Group Development Program; $0.6 million for the Territory Eco-link program, linking parks and conservation areas for the protection of biodiversity; $0.34 million to assess and monitor biodiversity within the Daly River under the Living Rivers program; and $0.2 million for the Air Quality program. Upgrades to park infrastructure continue in 2010-11, including: continuation of the $3.33 million West MacDonnell Visitor Centre and facilities upgrade; continuation of the $2.4 million infrastructure upgrade at Nitmiluk National Park; $2.1 million for construction of the Wangi Falls Visitor Centre in Litchfield National Park; and $1.8 million for waterplay and aquatic wildlife viewing at Howard Springs Nature Park. An additional $0.5 million has been provided in 2010-11 to the Environment Protection Authority to support its expanded role and enhanced responsibility, following the introduction of stronger powers by the Territory Government. Greening the Suburbs The 2010-11 Budget continues the Territory Governments Green Streetscape initiatives, with: $4 million over two years for the Green Heart of Darwin, including a new bridge across Rapid Creek, bike paths and a mangrove boardwalk; $2 million for Green Streetscape initiatives across Darwin; and $0.4 million each for Katherine and Tennant Creek Main Street initiatives. Additional funding of $0.625 million has been provided in 2010-11 to establish the Northern Territory Container Deposit Scheme by 2011. Cash for Containers will reduce litter, improve recycling and give schools and community groups a chance to raise funds. The Territory Government will also introduce legislation to ban lightweight plastic bags in 2011, further reducing litter and landfill, and encouraging the use of reuseable bags.

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