Budget 2019

Budget at a Glance

Budget 2019 overview

New Spending in Budget 2019

Net new operating expenditure in Budget 2019
$3.8b a year or
$15.2b over the forecast period

Net new capital expenditure in Budget 2019
$10.4b total

Taking mental health seriously

A new frontline service for mental health with a $455m programme providing access for 325,000 people by 2023/24

Suicide prevention services get a $40 million boost

Improving child wellbeing

Specialist services as part of a $320m package to address family and sexual violence

Taking financial pressure off parents by increasing funding to decile 1-7 schools so they don't need to ask for donations

Supporting Māori and Pasifika aspirations

Major boost for Whānau Ora, including a focus on health and reducing reoffending

An additional 2,200 young people in the Pacific Employment Support Service

Building a productive nation

Bridging the venture capital gap, with a $300m fund so start-ups can grow and succeed

Opportunities for apprenticeships for nearly 2,000 young people through Mana in Mahi

Transforming the economy

Over $1b boost in funding for KiwiRail

Helping farmers with the climate change challenge by investing in scientific research

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