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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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Northern Territory Government



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7Working Future Government Employee Housing Housing government employees in remote communities is a key aspect of ensuring effective delivery of government services. In 2010-11 the Government employee housing program is $68.2M, including: $39.5M to continue upgrades to government employee housing in remote areas across the Territory; $28M of new works for housing in Territory Growth Towns and related communities, including Commonwealth funding of $7.8M for teacher housing as part of the 200 extra teachers initiative; and $3.8M to construct new housing for health professionals at Gove District Hospital. Additional funding to support the operation of airstrips in remote areas including: $7.5 million to upgrade remote airstrips at Utopia, Canteen Creek and Yarralin communities and $4.5 million to continue improvements to airstrips including Lajamanu and Minjilang; $4.5 million over five years for airstrip reporting officers at Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) certified remote air strips including Gapuwiyak, Milingimbi and Maningrida; and $0.89 million for the remote aerodrome safety program. As part of the Regional Transport Strategy, the 2010-11 Budget will provide: $2 million as part of a $6.2 million three-year program to upgrade barge landing facilities at Nguiu, Gapuwiyak, Raminigining, Maningrida and Galiwinku; and $1.95 million to trial regional road passenger transport services in Central Australia and the Top End. Safe Communities In 2010-11, the Territory Government will work in partnership with the Commonwealth to make Territory communities safer places to live, learn and work through increased police in Territory Growth Towns and related communities, and a focus on the safety of children and families through: $27.1 million from the Commonwealth and $2.3 million from the Territory to continue additional policing in remote areas; $18.8 million for new police stations at Arlparra and Imanpa funded by the Commonwealth, and $27.1 million to complete stations in Gapuwiyak, Ramingining and Yarralin; $4.9 million for cyclone shelters in remote communities across the Territory including Galiwinku and Maningrida; $1 million for the establishment of Northern Territory Emergency Services volunteer units in Territory Growth Towns; $0.5 million to expand the delivery of remote family violence intervention services across the Territory; $0.3 million to expand the justice-based Indigenous family violence community-based program; and $0.3 million for additional remote area corrections officers. Health A key target of Working Future is enhancing health services to improve Indigenous health outcomes to a level comparable with the broader population. In 2010-11, Working Future will continue to enhance health care in remote communities, including: $2.8 million to improve access to renal facilities in Katherine and $4 million to continue upgrades to facilities across the Territory;