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Northern Territory budget papers 2019-20



Northern Territory budget papers 2019-20

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2019/20 Budget papers


Northern Territory. Department of Treasury and Finance


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/10070/810699; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/810694; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/810695; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/810697; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/810698; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/810700; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/810693

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Introduction 9 The Infrastructure Program Significant projects for 2019-20 include: fitout of new office accommodation at Manunda Place ($13.2 million) continuing fire remediation works at Gove District Hospital ($6.8 million) continuing works to refurbish and expand the Nightcliff renal facility from 28 to 32 chairs ($6.6 million) continuing works for the PET scanner and cyclotron at Royal Darwin Hospital ($6.2 million) continuing works for various upgrades at Alice Springs Hospital, including fire protection and asbestos remediation ($5.3 million) works at Katherine Hospital to replace the main switchboard and raise it above flood levels ($1.2 million). Minor new works and capital grants The 2019-20 infrastructure program includes $115.8 million in minor new works, comprising $89 million in new projects and $26.8 million revoted works. Minor new works are projects up to $500 000 in value and provide agencies with the flexibility to undertake construction projects to improve the serviceability of assets. Capital grants are provided to fund the construction or upgrade of significant assets owned by entities outside the budget sector. The 2019-20 infrastructure program includes $100.6 million for major capital grants, comprising essential services and housing infrastructure ($39.5 million), economic growth projects as part of the Local Jobs Fund ($15 million), and works to support the Darwin luxury hotel project ($10 million). Repairs and maintenance The 2019-20 infrastructure program includes $200.6 million for budget sector repairs and maintenance, compared to $222.1 million in 2018-19, mainly reflecting one-off funding increases in 2018-19 for housing and related works. Significant allocations in 2019-20 include: Territory roads ($52.5 million) schools and education facilities ($30.1 million) hospital and health facilities ($26.4 million) public and government employee housing ($22.9 million) national network roads ($16.7 million) sport, park and art facilities ($10.6 million). The 2019-20 infrastructure program also includes $46.8 million in housing repairs and maintenance grants for Aboriginal housing ($30.1 million) and Aboriginal essential services ($16.8 million). Government owned corporations Power and Water Corporation and Territory Generation, as government owned corporations, determine their own capital investment program to ensure current service standards for supply reliability are met. The remaining government owned corporation, Jacana Energy, does not have a major capital investment program as its primary business is electricity retailing to customers. The corporations combined projected capital investment for 2019-20 is $208 million, with a further $81 million committed for repairs and maintenance.