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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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8 Introduction 2019-20 Budget further works to enhance recreational fishing infrastructure across the Territory as part of the $50 million package ($9.7 million) continuing to improve facilities and provide a new multipurpose visitor and event centre at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens ($8.3 million) continuing to upgrade visitor experiences including gold rush and ore mining interpretative displays in Tennant Creek ($5.3 million). Community safety The 2019-20 infrastructure program includes $194.9 million in community safety infrastructure to expand and upgrade police, emergency services and youth justice facilities. Capital grants of $3.8 million bring the total community safety investment to $198.7 million. Significant projects in 2019-20 include: contemporary youth justice centres ($70 million) a new Palmerston fire and emergency services complex ($25 million) continuing works to construct multipurpose police stations in Maningrida ($15 million) and Ngukurr ($10.8 million) new works to support youth justice programs and provide alternatives to detention ($10.8 million) continuing construction of the new Bushfires NT headquarters in the Darwin rural area ($6.5 million) continuing works to upgrade police facilities at Angurugu ($6.1 million) continuing works to construct the new Palmerston police station including a watch house, regional emergency operations centre and community hall ($5.6 million). Education The 2019-20 program for education provides $79.5 million to upgrade schools and education facilities to support improved student outcomes. A number of projects have been largely progressed in 2018-19 and are nearing completion (such as the Darwin High School redevelopment and expansion stage 1 and Ludmilla Primary School upgrades). Capital grants of $3.7 million bring the total education investment to $83.2 million. Major projects in 2019-20 include: new and continuing works at Zuccoli for a new government primary school, including site servicing and shared oval ($42.6 million) continuing the multipurpose hall at Darwin Middle School to provide flexible-use spaces to support sports, music, arts, drama and provide indoor space for school assemblies ($11.7 million) completing the redevelopment and expansion of Darwin High School to support leading science, technology, engineering, art and mathematic subjects, courses and activities ($4.4 million) continuing to provide transportable classrooms to provide better learning environments for students and teachers, and support enrolment peaks ($2.4 million) constructing a new building for Tennant Creek High School to support engagement programs such as STARS and Clontarf ($2 million). Health The 2019-20 infrastructure program includes $52.7 million to construct and upgrade new and existing hospital and health facilities, including fitout of the new office accommodation at Manunda Place for the Department of Health.