Part 3: Capital Measures (Continued)
Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
Australian National Maritime Museum — multi‑purpose education and public programs facility
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The Government will provide $8.8 million over three years from 2009‑10 to construct a multi‑purpose extension for the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney. The extension will improve the Museum's capacity to provide educational programs and host functions, and deliver improved amenities for visitors and volunteers.
The cost of this measure will be met through reprioritisation of capital spending by the Australian National Maritime Museum.
National Museum of Australia — extension of administration building
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The Government will provide $7.0 million over four years from 2010‑11 to extend the National Museum of Australia's administration building. This extension will enable existing museum space currently used for administration to be converted into exhibition space and will result in operational efficiencies through the co‑location of administrative staff.
The cost of this measure will be met through reprioritisation of capital spending by the National Museum of Australia.
Water for the Future — accelerated water buy‑backs for the Murray‑Darling Basin
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The Government will bring forward $330.0 million of funding to 2009‑10 from 2011‑12, 2012‑13 and 2013‑14 in the Restoring the Balance in the Murray‑Darling Basin program, under the Water for the Future package. The bring‑forward will further accelerate the purchase of water entitlements from willing sellers and expedite the return of water to the environment.
The measure also includes $18.0 million in departmental funding brought forward from 2013‑14 and beyond the forward estimates ($7.2 million from 2014‑15, $2.1 million from 2015‑16 and $4.2 million from 2016‑17) to enable the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts to administer the accelerated program.
This bring‑forward of funding is in addition to the $320.0 million bring‑forward announced in the Mid‑Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2009‑10.
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