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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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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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6 Introduction 2019-20 Budget ongoing work to upgrade housing through the National Partnership on Remote Housing ($41.8 million). The public housing program has increased to $151.7 million in 2019-20, primarily reflecting: governments $100 million urban stimulus program being delivered over 2018-19 and 2019-20 for major and minor works to urban public housing properties across the Territory redevelopment of the John Stokes Square housing complex in Nightcliff that will include the replacement of 75 aged dwellings, a new modern police station, commercial spaces for service agencies to provide wraparound support to residents and an activated town centre linking the two Nightcliff shopping precincts ($44.1 million). A further $10.7 million is provided for government employee housing in 2019-20 to construct and upgrade housing in regional and remote communities for other key workers such as teachers, nurses and police. Roads and transport The 2019-20 infrastructure program provides an increase in roads and transport infrastructure, with $563.6 million for roads, airstrips, barge landings and transport access upgrades, as shown in Table 4. An additional $2.5 million is provided in capital grants for improving strategic local roads infrastructure, bringing the total roads and transport investment to $566.1 million. Table 4: Capital works projects by category roads and transport 2019-20 Program Cash $M $M Infrastructure development 67.7 9.9 Northern Territory funded 67.2 9.4 Commonwealth funded 0.5 0.5 National network 49.9 29.2 Northern Territory funded 18.8 8.6 Commonwealth funded 31.1 20.6 Territory roads 446.0 271.9 Northern Territory funded 224.6 121.9 Commonwealth funded 221.4 150.0 Total 563.6 311.0 Additional roads and transport investment will be provided in 2019-20 through the five-year National Partnership Agreement on Land Transport, with the Commonwealth. Although still under negotiation, agreement on the total level of funding has been reached on a number of new initiatives, including upgrading and sealing: Central Arnhem Road ($225 million) Tanami Road ($200 million) Maryvale Road to Titjikala ($128 million) Buntine Highway ($125 million) Outback Way on the Plenty Highway and Tjukaruru Road ($114.6 million) Tiwi Island roads ($75 million).