The Wellbeing Budget

Investing in New Zealand

Initiatives: Maintaining and investing in public services, part 1

Christchurch Terror Attacks: Initial Health Response

$3 million operating
This initiative will support Canterbury District Health Board's initial response to the 15 March terror attacks. This will be done through providing funding to cover costs associated with initial health and wellbeing support provided following the terror attacks.

Continuation of Government to Government Office

$7.2 million operating
This initiative aims to allow the New Zealand Government to Government office to continue to act as the international business development arm for Government and to continue to take New Zealand State sector solutions to the world for a further three years.

Crown Infrastructure Partners

$300 million capital
This initiative provides for investment in water and roading infrastructure to support the timely increase of housing supply.

Crown Law: Responding to Funding Pressures

$6.1 million operating
$2.1 million capital

This initiative will improve access to legal advice and strengthen the influence of the rule of law by funding operating cost pressures (excluding remuneration pressures).

Disability Support Service: Maintaining Health Services for Disabled New Zealanders

$348.4 million operating
This initiative will maintain services to people with long-term physical, intellectual and/or sensory impairment who require ongoing support.

District Health Boards: Additional Support to Improve the Health of New Zealanders

$2.3 billion operating
This initiative improves, promotes and protects the health of New Zealanders by providing funding to maintain DHB services such as hospital care, mental health support, primary health care and support for older people. This will be done through providing funding to meet additional costs driven by changes in the population, wage costs and inflation.

District Health Boards: Capital Investment

$1.7 billion capital
This initiative will help to maintain health services for New Zealanders by investing in health infrastructure, such as hospital buildings. This will include new facilities, and upgrades of current facilities based on priorities identified by business cases.

District Health Boards: Deficit Support

$190 million capital
This initiative will help to maintain health services for New Zealanders by providing equity support to manage DHB deficits and to support their working capital positions.

Enhancing the Ministry of Health's Capability to Support Government Priorities

$4 million operating
This initiative enhances the Ministry of Health's capability to respond effectively and timely to future needs of the health sector, including building capability in DHB performance monitoring, improvement and sustainability.

Funding the Growth in In-Between Travel for Home and Community Support

$118.3 million operating
This initiative aims to meet legal obligations under the Home and Community Support (Payment for Travel Between Clients) Settlement Act 2016. The will be done through providing funding for the additional costs for home and community support services, and the resulting in-between travel and guaranteed hours costs.

Future Air Surveillance Capability: Boeing P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft

$273.8 million operating
$1.7 billion capital

This initiative enables the continuance of air surveillance, resource protection, and search and rescue services. Funding buys four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft and the training systems, infrastructure, mission support and other services required to operate them.

Generation of Air Force Capabilities to Deliver the Strategic Defence Policy Statement 2018

$26.3 million operating
This funding will, in line with the Strategic Defence Policy Statement 2018, sustain the generation of Air Force capabilities to achieve the levels of readiness for military operations and other tasks as directed by the Government.

Generation of Army Capabilities to Deliver the Strategic Defence Policy Statement 2018

$8.9 million operating
This funding will sustain Army capabilities. These include the generation and preparation of multi-purpose, combat-capable land and special operations forces that are optimised for joint land combat and a wide range of security events, such as regional crises and non-combat inter-agency operations and tasks in New Zealand.

Generation of Defence Estate to Support Delivery of the Strategic Defence Policy Statement 2018

$44.9 million operating
This funding will, in line with the Strategic Defence Policy Statement 2018, sustain the Defence Estate, which includes land, buildings and related infrastructure.

Generation of Enablers to Support Delivery of the Strategic Defence Policy Statement 2018

$31.5 million operating
This funding will, in line with the Strategic Defence Policy Statement 2018, sustain a diverse range of supporting defence-wide capabilities, including Defence Health, Military Police, information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure concerns, strategic projects and military capabilities impacted by price increases for key commodities.

Generation of Navy Capabilities to Deliver the Strategic Defence Policy Statement 2018

$35.5 million operating
This funding will sustain the generation of Navy capabilities to achieve the required levels of readiness of personnel, fleet and equipment for military operations; the delivery of outputs (now and into the future); and other tasks as directed by the Government.

Generation of People Capability to Support Delivery of the Strategic Defence Policy Statement 2018

$38 million operating
This funding will promote retention and attract a skilled workforce that is necessary for maintaining the levels of readiness for military operations and other tasks as directed by the Government.

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