Australian Government, 2012‑13 Budget

Part 3: Capital Measures (Continued)

Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Bureau of Meteorology — cease relocation of the Wollongong radar

Capital ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014‑15 2015‑16
Bureau of Meteorology ‑1.3

The Government will not proceed with funding for the planned relocation of the Bureau of Meteorology's Wollongong radar to the Jervis Bay area. The existing radar, which was upgraded in 2011, will maintain coverage for the Illawarra region at current service standards.

The measure will provide savings of $1.3 million in 2012‑13. Savings from this measure will be redirected to support the improvement of the Bureau of Meteorology's essential frontline regional severe weather and flood forecasting capabilities.

See also the related expense measure titled Bureau of Meteorology — increased frontline capabilities.

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