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Budget papers 2007 - 2008



Budget papers 2007 - 2008

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2007/08 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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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591624; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591625; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591628; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591630; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591634; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591619; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591621; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/591623

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007-08 budget Regional Highlights Community Development $10.5M for HomeNorth schemes to assist low to middle income earners to purchase a home $0.6M for Indigenous community housing organisations to manage community housing $0.36M to develop mud crab aquaculture at Kulaluk $0.25M for new Darwin bus schedule $0.15M in Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield regions to provide tenancy support to Indigenous people to obtain and maintain public housing Lifestyle and Environment $1.22M for public library services $0.9M for herbarium plant collections and associated information services $0.88M to manage and operate Leanyer Recreation Park $0.68M to survey and develop a protected marine area strategy $0.58M for national fixtures in Alice Springs and Darwin including basketball, football and rugby league $0.47M for the Darwin Festival $0.2M for Nightcliff foreshore exercise station and history marker $0.2M towards filming the Bazmark film Australia at Stokes Hill Wharf $0.17M for signage and displays in parks and reserves $0.16M for fire management and prescribed burning to protect life, assets and biodiversity in parks $0.15M to upgrade landscaping at Karama Shopping Centre $0.15M to upgrade landscaping at Wulagi Shopping Centre $0.13M for strategic planning and management of parks and reserves $78 000 towards a preseason ALeague football match at the new Darwin Football Stadium $50 000 for biodiversity monitoring on parks and reserves $25 000 for the Darwin International Guitar Festival $15 000 towards an international womens cricket series competition $10 000 for the Seabreeze Festival Across the Territory Some initiatives cannot be accurately apportioned between regions. A summary of these are provided here. $52.66M to subsidise tariffs for electricity, water and sewerage customers $33M improve access to affordable housing through rebates, grants and concessions $9.29M for business and industry development and support services $6.69M to support mining including Bringing Forward Discovery $3.56M assisting primary producers and land managers $24.69M for training, apprenticeships and employer incentives, including Jobs Plan 2 and 3 $0.61M for 40 higher education scholarships $7.62M for legal and courtrelated services $4.35M for road safety reforms and policing $12.4M for Building Better Schools $2.69M to improve English literacy outcomes for students $1.51M for community education organisations $0.75M for renal dialysis and kidney disease health management services $0.48M for the rotavirus vaccination program for infants in the Territory $6.88M to implement new local government reform including $4.95M for oneoff establishment grants $1.86M to encourage Indigenous business development and industry participation $13.65M to support sporting and recreation organisations $11.06M for renewable energy, water and environment projects $5.33M for major and key regional sporting, cultural and arts events $5.25M for grants and sponsorship including the Community Benefit Fund Infrastructure $33.7M for housingrelated projects $16.26M for works on highways, local roads and blackspots $6.7M for Indigenous Essential Services minor works $33M in minor works across agencies Creating Darwins Future A Tropical Harbour City Creating Darwins Future brings together proposals and new ideas on how Darwin could develop in the future. Key proposals and initiatives put forward include: $6M for Myilly Point redevelopment including Flagstaff Park $1M for urban roads landscaping $0.25M to engage stakeholders and scope a Darwin Experience, including WWII museum $0.25M to develop a masterplan for the Civic Heritage Precinct, including a pedestrian link from the Waterfront to the Mall Other initiatives may be proposed as Government consults with councils, business and the community in the coming months.

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