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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 7 The Infrastructure Program Funding is also included in 2019-20 through the National Partnership Agreement on Land Transport for the Roads to Recovery, Black Spot and National Network maintenance programs. Other new roads and transport projects in 2019-20 include constructing a new marine facility at Mandorah to improve safety and meet disability standards ($50 million) and strengthening and widening the road network, traffic management road treatment and landscaping road verges ($8 million). Economic and community infrastructure The 2019-20 infrastructure program provides $329.5 million for economic and community infrastructure, including additional funding by the Territory Government towards the future of Jabiru. Other projects include revitalising the Darwin and Alice Springs central business districts (CBDs) and continuing headworks infrastructure to support residential and commercial land release. Significant works in 2019-20 include: a range of projects to upgrade Kakadu and support the township of Jabiru to transition from a mining town to a tourism and regional services hub ($125 million) new and continuing headworks and subdivision works in Berrimah North, Borroloola, Darwin Waterfront, Kalkarindji, Kilgariff, Palmerston East and Zuccoli ($41 million) new headworks and subdivision works to support the development of the Katherine Logistics and Agribusiness Hub ($30 million) new and continuing works to upgrade Berrimah Farm, including new laboratory facilities and modern infrastructure ($29.4 million) continuing the City Deals projects to construct an underground car park and redevelop State Square in the Darwin CBD ($31.9 million) and develop revitalising infrastructure in the Alice Springs town centre ($14.7 million) new and continuing works to create the Marine Service Area at East Arm ($9.9 million). An additional $32.7 million is provided in capital grants, including the Local Jobs Fund ($15 million), the Tiwi Islands optic fibre telecommunications connection ($5.5 million) and the Strategic Local Government Infrastructure Fund ($5 million), bringing the total investment in economic and community infrastructure to $362.2 million (excluding roads and housing). Lifestyle and environment The 2019-20 infrastructure program provides $199.1 million for lifestyle and environment works to construct new and upgrade existing sporting, recreation and park infrastructure facilities. A further $18.4 million is provided in capital grants, including public infrastructure to support the Darwin luxury hotel project ($10 million) and to continue the Remote Community Sports Infrastructure Program ($3.6 million), bringing the total lifestyle and environment investment to $217.5 million. Major projects in 2019-20 include: progressing the National Aboriginal Art Gallery in Alice Springs ($49.9 million) extensions to art galleries in Arnhem Land, Katherine and Tennant Creek to create an Arts Trail ($30 million) new and continuing works for the adventure hub in Litchfield National Park, opening new swimming areas, campgrounds, picnic areas and four-wheel drive tracks ($17.3 million) new and continuing works for the adventure cycling track in West MacDonnell National Park ($11.9 million)

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