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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


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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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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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6 Working Future 2010-11 Budget Working Future 2010-11 Infrastructure Highlights Territory Growth Towns $M Central Region Hermannsburg Papunya Yuendumu Housing 19.9 Land Servicing and Essential Services 11.1 Education 5.3 Transport 2.8 Barkly Region Ali Curung Elliott Land Servicing and Essential Services 2.8 Education 0.5 Katherine Region Borroloola Daguragu/Kalkarindji Lajamanu Ngukurr Numbulwar Housing 56.0 Land Servicing and Essential Services 23.1 Education 5.3 Police 1.5 Transport 9.1 Health 0.8 East Arnhem Region Angurugu/Umbakumba Galiwinku Gapuwiyak Millingimbi Ramingining Yirrkala Housing 90.7 Land Servicing and Essential Services 86.8 Education 5.3 Police 16.8 Transport 34.5 Health 4.5 Top End Rural Gunbalanya Maningrida Nguiu Wadeye Housing 105.5 Land Servicing and Essential Services 84.8 Education 9.2 Transport 13.5 Health 2.6 On 20 May 2009, the Territory Government announced Working Future, a targeted strategy to improve the lives of Territorians living in remote areas. Working Future is closely linked to the COAG National Indigenous Reform Agreement. It recognises that to address the factors that create Indigenous disadvantage a multi-faceted approach is required that directs effort across seven key building blocks: community infrastructure including housing, transport linkages, community safety, health, early childhood education and schooling, economic participation, and community governance and partnerships. The initial focus of Working Future is the development of Territory Growth Towns, 20 of the Territorys largest and most strategically placed communities, into developed towns with infrastructure and services aligned with individual community needs. Working Future will promote the development of Territory Growth Towns into hubs for government service delivery in remote areas and as commercial centres supporting residents from surrounding homelands and outstations to work, learn, shop, and access health care and basic services. Remote Housing Working Future aims to increase the availability of better, healthier homes in Territory Growth Towns, properly managed through the public housing system. The Territory and Commonwealth governments continue to deliver record investment in remote housing, with a $1.76 billion package to improve housing in remote communities over 10 years and support Working Future. In 2010-11, works will include: $354 million for remote Indigenous housing and related infrastructure, under the Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program; $236.5 million to provide land servicing and essential services infrastructure in Territory Growth Towns; and $125.3 million to continue upgrades to remote Indigenous housing and related infrastructure. Improved remote housing will be supported by a $3.63 million three-year project to survey new and existing housing and infrastructure in Territory Growth Towns. Transport Good transport links between Territory Growth Towns, related smaller communities and the Territorys highway network are important for the development of Territory Growth Towns, providing access to opportunities for work, education, health services, cultural events and private investment. In 2010-11, Working Future will deliver upgrades to important arterial roads including: an additional $46 million to upgrade roads associated with Territory Growth Towns including, Central Arnhem and Umbakumba roads, and $3.2 million to improve roads to other remote communities; and $9.7 million to continue road upgrades associated with Territory Growth Towns and $13.3 million to continue other road upgrades.