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What the budget means for Rogaland. A short summary of financing in and around Stavanger. Yesterday’s budget was good news for arts and culture, the police, transport, and the county. Here how it looks so far.Music and festivals Stavanger Symphony Orchestra is to receive 6.6 million kroner more than last year, with a suggested figure of 39 million to be put towards the new concert hall.

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What the budget means for Rogaland

Published on Wednesday, 14th October, 2009 at 12:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

A short summary of financing in and around Stavanger.

Sunset from Lysebotn
Sunset from Lysebotn
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Yesterday’s budget was good news for arts and culture, the police, transport, and the county. Here how it looks so far.

Music and festivals

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra is to receive 6.6 million kroner more than last year, with a suggested figure of 39 million to be put towards the new concert hall.

The Chamber Music Festival and Tou Scene will get an extra 20,000 and 21,000 respectively.

Funding for Kapittel – Stavanger’s annual literature festival – has been increased by 20,000.

Theatre

Rogaland Theatre’s children and youth productions are the big winners, with the theatre itself receiving more than was promised by the government; a tidy increase of about 4 million in total.

Money for improvements and an increased number of productions will have to wait, though.

Museums

1 million extra in relation to 2009 to the Oil Museum, Rogaland kunstmuseum gets 738,000 kroner more, and Jæremuseet comes top with 1.5 million.

Police

The government has already suggested increasing the number of police from next year to help combat crime. Although it isn’t yet clear how much of the 1.8 billion pot Rogaland is to receive, two new positions are to be created at the Expat Service Centre.

Roads and transport

200 million has been set aside for the new “Solasplitten” on the Rv510 in Stavanger and Sola council districts. The balance will be financed by road toll money and local subsidies.

Public transport and other measures to reduce the number of cars in town is to be given a boost with a suggested 333 million.

Health and local community

Helse Vest is to get more money, and Rogaland County Council is to receive an increase of 614.9 million to be divided amongst the local councils.



Published on Wednesday, 14th October, 2009 at 12:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: rogaland, stavanger, state, budget, money, police, transport, music, arts, museums, culture.





  
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