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Debates Day 4 - 20 August 1975



Debates Day 4 - 20 August 1975

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Parliamentary Record 5


Northern Territory. Department of the Legislative Assembly


Debates for 1st Assembly 1974 - 1977; Parliamentary Record; ParliamentNT; 1st Assembly 1974 - 1977




Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory





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pages 457 - 498

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory



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462 (b) All reconstruction projects committed prior to I July 1975 plus any new reconstruction works. (c) Payments to contractors of claims made in respect of contracts cancelled as a result of Cyclone Tracy and not appropriated. ( d) All reconstruction and new works for the Department of Defence though funds for these works will be separately appropriated. The appropriations in 1975-76 to achieve these objectives are: Administrative expenses Capital works and services -general -defence Total The figures are: $ 2,432,000 97,800,000 1,900,000 102,132,000 Department ofN orthern Australia ( outside of Darwin ) DEBATES-Wednesday 20 August 1975 THE CIVIL WORKS PROGRAM The Darwin Reconstruction Commission is responsible for civil works within the area of 40km around Darwin. Projects outside this area are, as in previous years, the responsibility of the various departments concerned. Details may be seen in the Treasury white paper number 5 "Civil Works Program 1975-76". I have had prepared for quick reference of honourable members two papers, one of which deals with the projects sponsored by the Department of Northern Australia and the other which provides a summary of all departments. Works in progress Program Expenditure $ $ $ 21,780,859 45,879,859 19,140,000 Darwin Reconstruction Commission (works sponsored by Department of Northern Australia) 113,447,873 82,410,000 22,494,000 135,228,732 128,289,859 41,634,000 All departments 263,059,797 59,449,000 53,680,000 Darwin Reconstruction Commission (works sponsored by all departments) Total HOME FINANCE TRUSTEE The Australian Government has approved of a financial scheme for assistance to home owners in rebuilding or repairing cyclone damaged residences in Darwin. The maximum amount of each loan will be tied to the contract rate by the Darwin Reconstruction Commission for a 3 bedroom home. The amount will be adjusted by other factors (e.g. insurance equity, compensation payments) resulting in the average loan being about $30,000. Interest rate will be 6%. The home loans scheme for other categories of persons is still available for all centres in the Northern Territory to a maximum of $12,000 at 8Y<!% interest. $4,000,000 has been provided in 1975-76 for these purposes. 185,951,099 136,204,000 97,800,000 449,010,896 195,653,000 151,480,000 NORTHERN TERRITORY HOUSING COMMISSION The funding arrangements for the Commission, in respect of assistance grants, have been brought into line with the assistance currently given to the states under the States' Grants (Housing) Act 1971. This involves the following: ( I) Basic grant. The commission will continue to obtain its finance by way of an annual budgetary appropriation but it will pay interest at the long term bond rate with no I % concession as in the past. Receive a non-repayable annual grant to compensate for the loss of concessional interest equal to 1130 of the difference between amortising the

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