Australian Government, 2010‑11 Budget

Part 3: Capital Measures (Continued)

Immigration and Citizenship

Immigration detention facilities — expanded accommodation

Capital ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Department of Immigration and Citizenship 31.6 151.8 - - -
Department of Immigration and Citizenship 4.8 3.9 3.4 3.4 3.4

The Government will provide $202.0 million over five years (including $183.3 million in capital funding, and $18.7 million in related expenses) to ensure appropriate accommodation for asylum seekers.

The measure provides for funding of $143.8 million for increased capacity at immigration detention facilities.

The measure also provides capital funding for a number of upgrades and enhancements to essential amenities and security at existing facilities, consisting of $22.0 million for Christmas Island, $15.0 million for the Northern Immigration Detention Centre in Darwin, $1.5 million for Villawood in Sydney and $1.0 million to upgrade existing residential facilities at Port Augusta (South Australia) for unaccompanied minors.

Further information can be found in the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship's press release of 18 April 2010.

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