Australian Government, 2010‑11 Budget
Budget

Part 3: Capital Measures (Continued)

Finance and Deregulation

Cocos (Keeling) Islands runway — refurbishment

Capital ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Department of Finance and Deregulation - 28.0 - - -
Attorney-General's Department - - 2.5 2.5 2.5

The Government will provide $35.5 million over four years to the Department of Finance and Deregulation ($28.0 million) and the Attorney‑General's Department ($7.5 million) to refurbish the Cocos (Keeling) Islands runway. The funding will allow work to be undertaken to enable the ongoing operation of the runway, which provides the only air link between the islands and the mainland. The funding will also enable ongoing maintenance of the runway over the forward years.

Information and Communication Technology Business‑as‑Usual Reinvestment Fund

Capital ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Various Agencies - - - - -
Various Agencies - - -0.4 -0.6 -0.7

The Government will provide $113.6 million over four years from the Information and Communication Technology Business‑as‑Usual (ICT BAU) Reinvestment Fund (composed of 50 per cent of the savings generated by the Gershon review into IT) to support the development of 41 ICT projects that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of agencies' ICT BAU activities, resulting in savings to the budget of $1.7 million.

Projects funded include:

  • Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry: Identity Lifecycle Management Solution ($0.9 million); and Thin Client Solution for Regional and Rural Sites ($0.8 million);
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission: Implementation of New Data Centres ($5.1 million);
  • Bureau of Meteorology: Australian Data Archive of Meteorology Ingest Common Software Architecture ($0.5 million); Regional Infrastructure Virtualisation Project ($2.0 million); and Upgrade Business System Applications ($0.9 million);
  • Centrelink: Virtualisation ($14.7 million); ICT Shared Services ($8.0 million);
  • Geoscience Australia: Reinvestment in Geoscience Australia's Storage Facilities ($2.9 million);
  • Insolvency and Trustee Services Australia: Email Archiving ($0.1 million); and Improvements for the Debt Agreement Service ($0.4 million);
  • Medicare Australia: Minor Enhancement for Pathology Claims ($3.6 million); and Remove Hard Coding from Medicare Assessing ($2.0 million); and
  • National Native Title Tribunal: Integration of an Electronic Document and Records Management System into the NNTT Standard Operating Environment ($0.1 million); and Migration to VoIP as predominant Telephony Service ($0.2 million).

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