Australian Government, 2012‑13 Budget
Budget

Part 2: Expense Measures (Continued)

Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport

Active After‑School Communities program — extension

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Australian Sports Commission - 19.6 19.6 - -

The Government will provide $39.2 million over two years to continue the Active After‑School Communities program for one calendar year until December 2013. The Active After‑School Communities program provides funding to around 2,000 primary schools and 1,300 out‑of‑school‑hours care services to deliver quality sport and other structured physical activity programs.

Adelaide Oval Redevelopment — contribution

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - - - - -
Department of the Treasury 30.0 - - - -
Total - Expense 30.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $30.0 million in 2011‑12 towards the redevelopment of the Adelaide Oval. The funding will go towards the construction of two underground car parks, as well as the creation of new wetlands and other enhancements around the Riverbank precinct. This is the Commonwealth's contribution to the Adelaide Oval upgrade project being undertaken with the South Australian Government.

Further information can be found in the press release of 28 December 2011 issued by the Prime Minister.

Antipodes Centre for Greek Culture — contribution

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 2.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $2.0 million in 2011‑12 as a contribution towards the cost of the construction of the Antipodes Centre for Greek Culture, Heritage and Language in Melbourne. The Centre will showcase the contribution that the Greek community has made to Australia and how Australians of Greek origin identify with their culture, heritage and language.

The Centre will be run by the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria and enable the exhibition of currently warehoused archives and other collection material, including those of the La Trobe University Hellenic Centre.

Further information can be found in the press release of 25 February 2012 issued by the Prime Minister, the Minister for the Arts, and the Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs.

Australian National Academy of Music — increased funding

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

The Government will provide $1.6 million over four years to the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) to continue training young classical musicians.

The Victorian Government will contribute capital works funding to the Australian National Academy of Music to support the expanded program.

Bellerive Oval — contribution

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 15.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $15.0 million in 2011‑12 towards the redevelopment of Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Tasmania. This funding will contribute to the extension of the Southern Stand, increasing its capacity from 16,000 to 20,000.

The redevelopment of Bellerive Oval will enhance its capacity to host AFL games and cricket matches as part of the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

Further information can be found in the press release of 16 January 2012 issued by the Prime Minister.

Boosting Music Industry Innovation and Exports

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - 0.4 0.8 0.8 1.0

The Government will provide $3.0 million over four years from 2012‑13 to assist the Australian contemporary music industry.

This measure will provide $1.7 million to Sounds Australia to support contemporary music artists by increasing the number and frequency of venues booking live music and to encourage international acts to use local support acts.

A further $1.3 million will be provided to address workforce development issues identifed through the Innovation & Business Skills Australian environmental scan of the Creative and Cultural industries. The West Australian Music Industry Association will deliver education and promotion resulting in new apprenticeships, an internship program for unemployed young people and a program of residencies to develop the song writing and performance skills of musicians.

Community Street Soccer and Reclink

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - 1.0 1.6 - -

The Government will provide $2.0 million over two years to the Community Street Soccer program and $0.6 million in 2013‑14 to Reclink Australia. The Community Street Soccer program aims to assist homeless and unemployed people to reconnect with the community and regain self‑esteem and independence through participating in sports. Reclink Australia delivers sport and recreation activities to vulnerable and isolated Australians, including those who experience mental illness, disability, homelessness, addictions and other forms of hardship.

Cove Enterprise Hub — contribution

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 3.4 - - - -

The Government will provide $3.4 million in 2011‑12 as a contribution to the Cove Enterprise Hub in Hallett Cove, South Australia.

The Cove Enterprise Hub project will provide an improved library service, a community hall and expanded community and business meeting spaces.

Filming of The Wolverine — contribution

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 12.8 - - - -

The Government will provide $12.8 million in 2011‑12 to attract production of the feature film The Wolverine to Australia. This measure is expected to provide a boost to the film production industry in Australia, creating an estimated 2,000 jobs and injecting some $80 million into the local economy.

The Australian Government's contribution is in addition to the Location Tax Offset, which provides a 16.5 per cent refundable tax offset for the production of large‑budget international film and television projects shot in Australia.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 20 April 2012 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for the Arts.

Football in Western Sydney — contribution

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 8.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $8.0 million in 2011‑12 to support football in Western Sydney, including:

  • $5.0 million to Football Federation Australia, including $1.0 million for the W‑League, to help develop local players and teams from the grassroots to the elite level and to fund local football infrastructure and community engagement programs; and
  • $3.0 million to Football NSW towards the redevelopment of its headquarters at Parklea.

The cost of this measure will be offset by redirecting funding from the Riverstone Football and Sporting Precinct Community Infrastructure Initiative measure which was included in the 2011‑12 Budget.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 4 April 2012 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Sport.

Gunnedah Rural Museum — contribution

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 0.2 - - - -

The Government will provide $0.2 million in 2011‑12 as a contribution to the Gunnedah Rural Museum in Gunnedah, New South Wales.

Illicit Drugs in Sport — savings

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - -1.4 -1.5 -1.3 -1.6

The Government will achieve savings of $5.8 million over four years from the out‑of‑competition testing and research components of the Illicit Drugs in Sport (IDIS) program. The savings from the IDIS program will be achieved by delaying the full introduction of the out‑of‑competition testing and research components to additional National Sporting Organisations from 2014‑15 to 2016‑17.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities.

Islamic Museum of Australia — contribution

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 1.5 - - - -

The Government will provide $1.5 million in 2011‑12 to support the construction and establishment of the first Islamic Museum of Australia in Melbourne. The aim of the Museum is to share the artistic and historical achievements of Muslims in Australia and internationally and, in so doing, foster a better understanding of the values and contributions of Muslims to Australian society.

The balance of the total construction cost has been raised from private contributions and funding from the Victorian Government.

Jim Stynes Achievement Scholarships for Young Australians

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 3.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $3.0 million in 2011‑12 to establish the Jim Stynes Achievement Scholarships to help young Australians to achieve their education, community and sporting goals.

The scholarships will be delivered in partnership with the Australian Football League (AFL). The AFL will provide an annual contribution of $0.15 million for the next five years. The 37 scholarships per year will be administered by the Reach Foundation and the AFL, in partnership with the Government.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 23 March 2012 issued by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Sport.

King George V Sports and Community Precinct — contribution

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 8.7 - - - -

The Government will provide $8.7 million in 2011‑12 to the Glenorchy City Council as a contribution towards the redevelopment of the King George V sports and community precinct in Glenorchy, Tasmania. The facility will benefit the local Glenorchy and wider Hobart communities and will include a dedicated office for the Migrant Resource Centre.

Further information can be found in the press release of 11 February 2012 issued by the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government.

Local Government Financial Assistance Grants — accelerating payments

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 1,117.8 -1,117.8 - - -

The Government will provide $1.1 billion in 2011‑12 to local councils as the first two instalments of the expected 2012‑13 Local Government Financial Assistance Grants. This will provide local governments with additional flexibility and assist them to respond to residual economic challenges arising from natural disasters in 2010‑11 and 2011‑12 and other pressures.

Manuka Oval lighting upgrade — contribution

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - - - - -
Department of the Treasury 2.5 - - - -
Total - Expense 2.5 - - - -

The Government will provide $2.5 million to the Australian Capital Territory Government in 2011‑12 as a contribution towards the upgrade of the lighting at Manuka Oval in Canberra. The total cost of the upgrade will be shared approximately equally between the Commonwealth Government and the Australian Capital Territory Government.

The improved lighting will enable Manuka Oval to host international cricket matches in the lead up to and during the 2015 International Cricket Council Cricket World Cup, which will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

National Capital Authority — additional funding

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
National Capital Authority - 2.4 2.9 3.3 3.3

The Government will provide $11.9 million over four years to the National Capital Authority (NCA) in response to the review of the NCA by Dr Allan Hawke AC. This funding will help ensure the ongoing financial sustainability of the NCA, allow it to meet its obligations for heritage management under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and improve its capacity to maintain the assets in the National Capital Estate.

National Collecting Institutions — supplementary funding

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
National Archives of Australia - 0.8 1.6 2.3 3.0
National Library of Australia - 0.7 1.4 2.0 2.6
National Museum of Australia - 0.6 1.1 1.7 2.1
Australian War Memorial - 0.6 1.1 1.6 2.0
National Gallery of Australia - 0.4 0.9 1.3 1.7
National Film and Sound Archive - 0.4 0.7 1.0 1.3
Australian National Maritime Museum - 0.3 0.6 0.9 1.1
Old Parliament House - 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.7
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies - 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.5
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - - .. .. ..
Total - Expense - 4.2 8.1 11.8 15.1

The Government will provide supplementary funding of $39.3 million over four years from 2012‑13 to Australia's key collecting institutions. The increase in funding will further enhance the institutions' capacity to deliver services and programs to the broader Australian community.

This includes funding of $94,000 over three years from 2013‑14 to the Bundanon Trust through the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport.

National Disaster Recovery Taskforce — extension

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - 1.6 - - -
Attorney-General's Department - - 1.0 - -
Total - Expense - 1.6 1.0 - -

The Government will provide $2.6 million over two years to extend the operation of the National Disaster Recovery Taskforce by one year to the end of 2013. The extension is in response to the increased time granted to the Queensland Government for the completion of reconstruction projects. This will allow the Taskforce to continue to assess spending on recovery and reconstruction in response to the natural disasters of 2010‑11.

National Portrait Gallery — establishment as a statutory authority

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - - - - -

The Government will provide $2.7 million over three years from 2012‑13 to establish the National Portrait Gallery as a separate statutory authority under the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 from 1 July 2013.

This measure will support the establishment and operation of a governing board, and support the engagement of additional staff.

The cost of this measure will be met from within the existing resourcing of the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport.

Netball Australia — contribution

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - - - - -

The Government will contribute $2.5 million in 2011‑12 towards the construction of a specialised facility for Netball Australia in Melbourne. The facility will include new headquarters for the Australian Netball Players Association and will also house the Australian Netball Collection and a Hall of Fame.

The cost of this measure will be met by reallocating funding from the Indigenous Sport and Recreation Program and the Job Creation Package Sport and Recreation Program in the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport.

Norfolk Island — further reforms

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - - - - -

The Government will provide $2.9 million towards the delivery of further reforms to the governance, environmental management and economy of Norfolk Island, including:

  • a pest and disease survey, to inform consideration of Norfolk Island becoming an Australian international point of entry;
  • the development of business cases to support future infrastructure development projects and the divestment of some public assets;
  • a review of the Norfolk Island hospital against national standards;
  • a strategic community plan and a community services hub;
  • a historical review of the Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area; and
  • development of an appropriate waste management strategy for Norfolk Island.

The costs of this measure will be met from within the existing resources of the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport.

North Queensland Irrigated Agriculture Strategy

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 2.4 3.1 0.6 - -

The Government will provide $6.1 million of new funding, with a further $0.8 million in‑kind contribution from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, over three years towards a $10.0 million strategy to realise the potential of new irrigated agriculture in North Queensland. The strategy will build on the existing Northern Australia Sustainable Futures program. The funding includes:

  • $6.8 million to conduct an assessment of the feasibility of developing surface water resources in the Flinders and Gilbert River catchments in North Queensland, and identify new irrigated agriculture techniques; and
  • $0.1 million to jointly fund a study of the viability of establishing a meat processing facility in North Queensland, with a further $0.1 million from the Queensland Government.

The Queensland Government will contribute $3.0 million to undertake on‑farm demonstration projects and systems analysis to develop practical farming approaches.

Further information can be found in the press release of 15 December 2011 issued jointly by the Deputy Prime Minister, the Queensland Premier, the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government and the Queensland Minister for Agriculture, Food and Regional Economies.

Olympic Park Precinct Community Sports Centre — contribution

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 10.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $10.0 million in 2011‑12 as a contribution towards the development of a new community sports centre in the Olympic Park precinct in Melbourne, Victoria. The centre will support community groups and grass roots sporting clubs, with an emphasis on supporting women's sport.

Parliament House Walk — feasibility study

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - 0.1 - - -

The Government will provide $0.1 million in 2012‑13 to undertake a feasibility study into a Parliament House Walk between the Civic Centre and Parliament House in Canberra.

The feasibility study will examine possible routes and signage for the walk.

Port Macquarie foreshore works — contribution

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 1.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $1.0 million in 2011‑12 as a contribution towards foreshore works in Port Macquarie, New South Wales.

These works will support the Port Macquarie Foreshore Masterplan developed by the Port Macquarie — Hastings Council.

Private Sector Support for the Arts — amalgamation of Australian Business Arts Foundation with Artsupport

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - 1.6 1.6 - -

The Government will provide $3.2 million over two years from 2012‑13 to the Australian Business Arts Foundation (AbaF). This funding will support the continuation of AbaF and its amalgamation with the Australia Council's Artsupport program to create a new entity from 1 July 2013.

The new entity would continue the functions of AbaF and Artsupport, which are to provide advisory and monitoring services to artists and arts organisations to help them leverage private sector funding.

The amalgamation, which was recommended by the Review of Private Sector Support for the Arts in Australia, will reduce duplication and improve coordination with the needs of the arts sector.

Resale Royalty Scheme for Visual Artists — continuation

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - 0.4 0.3 - -

The Government will provide $0.7 million over two years from 2012‑13 to continue the Resale Royalty Scheme for Visual Artists.

This measure will assist Copyright Agency Limited, an independent collecting agency, to collect royalties when an artist's work is resold and return the proceeds to the artist.

Riverstone Football and Sporting Precinct Community Infrastucture Initiative — redirection

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - -5.0 -3.0 - -

The Government will redirect $8.0 million over two years from the 2011‑12 Budget measure Riverstone Football and Sporting Precinct Community Infrastructure Initiative, which was to provide funding to Football NSW, as a contribution towards the construction of a football and sporting precinct at Riverstone West in Sydney. Football NSW has decided not to continue with this project and will remain at its current headquarters at Parklea.

See also the related expense measure titled Football in Western Sydney — contribution.

Saving Lives in the Water — Under Fives — continuation

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - - - - -

The Government will provide $4.0 million over four years to continue to support under fives water safety, including the 'Kids Alive' initiative to reduce drowning injuries and deaths in children aged up to five, also including:

  • the distribution of a DVD featuring water safety messages to new parents in Australia; and
  • the development and distribution of early childhood learning resources to support the delivery of the water safety curriculum.

Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

Statue of Slim Dusty and Joy McKean — contribution

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport .. - - - -

The Government will provide $30,000 in 2011‑12 as a contribution towards a statue in Tamworth to pay tribute to Slim Dusty and Joy McKean.

Supporting Football in the lead up to the 2015 Asian Cup

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - - - - -

The Government will provide $7.5 million in 2011‑12 to Football Federation Australia (FFA) to ensure the continuing sustainability of football in the lead up to the 2015 Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup. The Government committed to provide this funding contingent upon the FFA implementing the recommendations of the Smith Review.

In 2011, a comprehensive and detailed review was undertaken into all aspects of football in Australia. The FFA has formally accepted the findings of the review and has agreed to adopt the recommendations made.

Funding for this measure was included as a 'decision taken but not yet announced' in the 2011‑12 Budget.

Sustainable Australia — promotion of regional living — redirection

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport -2.1 -4.3 -4.4 -0.1 -

The Government will redirect funding from the Sustainable Australia — promoting regional living program, which was announced in the 2011‑12 Budget. This measure will provide savings of $10.9 million over four years from 2011‑12.

The funding was originally planned to support non‑capital cities to conduct targeted marketing strategies to promote the benefits and opportunities of living and working in regional cities.

Savings from this measure will be redirected to support other Government priorities in regional Australia.

Sydney Cricket Ground upgrade — contribution

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport - - - - -
Department of the Treasury 50.0 - - - -
Total - Expense 50.0 - - - -

The Government will provide $50.0 million in 2011‑12 towards the upgrade of the Sydney Cricket Ground. The project to replace the Noble, Bradman and Dally Messenger stands, is expected to cost $186.0 million and will be jointly funded by the Australian Government, the New South Wales Government and the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust.

Further information can be found in the press release of 3 January 2012 issued by the Prime Minister.

Tamworth community facilities for children — contribution

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 0.1 - - - -

The Government will provide $50,000 in 2011‑12 as a contribution towards community facilities for children in Tamworth, New South Wales.

This contribution is dependent upon a matching funding contribution from the Tamworth Regional Council.

Taree foreshore development — contribution

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 1.2 - - - -

The Government will provide $1.2 milion in 2011‑12 as a contribution towards the development of the Manning River foreshore in Taree, New South Wales.

The development will provide recreational facilities and help connect the foreshore with the city of Taree.

Wayne Richards Park — contribution

Expense ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014-15 2015-16
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport 1.8 - - - -

The Government will provide $1.8 million in 2011‑12 as a contribution towards the completion of the Wayne Richards Park sports complex in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, including the resurfacing of the Port Macquarie Hockey Field.

The Wayne Richards Park sports complex supports football, cricket, athletics and hockey in the Port Macquarie area.

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