Wellbeing Budget 2020

Annex — Budget Initiatives

Internal Affairs

2020 General Election - Transition Support for the Executive

This initiative provides funding to manage the transition of incoming and outgoing Ministers and their staff, following the 2020 General Election. This will ensure that Ministers and their staff quickly become operational, following the 2020 General Election, and can begin delivering on their portfolio and executive responsibilities.

Estimates Vote 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Capital
Vol.5 Internal Affairs 1.000 2.876 0.755 0.751 0.705 0.200

Continuing the Provision of Smart Start and Integrated Services

This initiative supports the continuation of the Smart Start programme for a further 12 months. Smart Start gives people online access to increasingly integrated government information, support and services related to each phase of pregnancy right through to early childhood development.

Estimates Vote 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Capital
Vol.5 Internal Affairs - 2.500 - - - 6.084

Crown-Owned Properties - Capital Works

This initiative provides funding to undertake structural and remedial work required for two Crown-owned properties (Premier House and Cottage; and a residence in Bolton Street, Wellington). This will contribute to meeting obligations under building, tenancy and health and safety regulations, codes and standards.

Estimates Vote 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Capital
Vol.5 Internal Affairs - 0.150 0.050 0.050 0.050 0.267

Ensuring the Ongoing Financial Viability of the Chatham Islands Council

This initiative provides funding to support the Chatham Islands Council. This will assist the Chatham Islands Council to maintain its operations so it can continue to deliver the infrastructure and regulatory processes that are required by law of all local authorities in New Zealand.

Estimates Vote 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Capital
Vol.5 Internal Affairs - 0.570 1.149 1.167 0.997 -

Financial Viability of the Office of Film and Literature Classification and Support to the Film and Video Labelling Body

This initiative provides funding to ensure the ongoing financial viability of the Office of Film and Literature Classification to administer its statutory functions and responsibilities and provides support to the Film and Video Labelling Body, which rates unrestricted material and issues labels. This will contribute to maintaining the classification regime, which assists in protecting New Zealanders from harmful or objectionable content while balancing freedom of expression.

Estimates Vote 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Capital
Vol.5 Internal Affairs - 1.096 0.741 0.773 0.850 -

Maintaining Regional Presence to Support Ethnic Communities in Christchurch

This initiative provides funding to the Office of Ethnic Communities to maintain its regional presence in Christchurch for a further year. This will provide support for ethnic communities in Christchurch and assist in social inclusion.

Estimates Vote 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Capital
Vol.5 Internal Affairs - 0.630 - - - -

Meeting Core Statutory Responsibilities: Archives New Zealand and National Library of New Zealand

This initiative provides funding to maintain public access to archival and library records, audit and monitoring of public agencies' record-keeping and preservation and storage of physical and digital records. This will address cost pressures in Archives New Zealand and the National Library of New Zealand, maintain core services so that citizens can access publications and public records and avert statutory failure.

Estimates Vote 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Capital
Vol.5 Internal Affairs - 6.017 5.438 5.578 5.999 1.690

Office of Film and Literature Classification - Development and Initial Delivery of Self-classification Online Tool

This initiative provides funding to the Office of Film and Literature Classification to support the development and initial delivery of an online rating tool for the self-classification of Commercial Video on-Demand content before it is made available by providers to New Zealand audiences. This will contribute to consistent classification of video content and protect people from harmful or objectionable content.

Estimates Vote 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Capital
Vol.5 Internal Affairs - - - - - 0.600

Tāhuhu: New Archives New Zealand Facility and Design of National Library Alterations and New Regional Shared Repository

This initiative provides funding for the construction and ongoing costs for a new Archives New Zealand facility, initial work to link this facility to the National Library of New Zealand, land purchase and design for a new shared repository for heritage materials. Tāhuhu (Preserving the Nation's Memory) will ensure the appropriate management of our physical documentary heritage and taonga by the National Library of New Zealand and Archives New Zealand and future proof the delivery of services.

Estimates Vote 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Capital
N/A Not yet appropriated - 1.232 14.605 14.061 16.655 146.029

Taūmata Arowai - Water Services Regulator: Establishment and Transition Costs

This initiative provides funding to design and build Taūmata Arowai, the new Water Services Regulator to administer and enforce a new drinking water regulatory system. This will contribute toward ensuring New Zealand communities have access to safe drinking water and improve environmental outcomes from New Zealand's wastewater and stormwater systems.

Estimates Vote 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Capital
Vol.5 Internal Affairs 2.900 3.000 - - - -

Three Waters Review: Supporting Local Government to Voluntarily Reform Three Waters Service Delivery and Funding Arrangements

This initiative provides funding to support regional groupings of local authorities to investigate and consult on options for new regional/multi-regional water service delivery arrangements that can deliver safer, more affordable and reliable water services to New Zealand communities.

Estimates Vote 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 Capital
Vol.5 Internal Affairs 0.945 1.320 - - - -
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