Australian Government, 2011‑12 Budget

Part 3: Capital Measures (Continued)

Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government

Border Security — Christmas Island infrastructure

Capital ($m)
2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014‑15
Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government 13.0 21.5 9.1

The Government will provide $43.6 million over three years to address the increased demands on Christmas Island infrastructure for the housing of irregular maritime arrivals. The funding will deliver four projects:

  • $10.5 million to upgrade the sewerage pressure main;
  • $4.6 million to extend the Christmas Island Hospital by building a community health service wing to support provision of community health services, as well as trauma and torture counselling to asylum seekers;
  • $19.5 million to construct a fuel storage facility to consolidate storage of fuels in one location and address a greater demand for fuel as a result of increased air and maritime operations and electricity generation; and
  • $9.0 million to extend the wharf at Flying Fish Cove to improve passenger safety during disembarkation from Customs and Navy vessels.

This measure is part of the Australian Government's response to people smuggling.

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