Wellbeing Budget 2023

Support for today
Building for tomorrow

Detailed breakdown by Vote

This section provides the titles, descriptions and funding amounts of each initiative, organised by Vote for the following sections:

  • Budget 2023 Initiatives by Vote
  • Budget 2023 Initiatives for North Island Weather Events Response and Recovery Package
  • Budget 2023 Climate Emergency Response Fund Initiatives by Vote, and
  • Budget 2023 Savings and Revenue Initiatives.

How to read the tables in the Annex

This section outlines the key components included for each initiative. The Estimates of Appropriations provide information to Parliament on the expenses and capital expenditure the Government plans to incur for the upcoming financial year. The Estimates are organised into nine volumes that can be referred to for supporting information on the Vote. Related appropriations are grouped within ‘Votes’ (eg, Vote Health includes all health-related appropriations administered by the Ministry of Health).

Estimates Vote
Volume 1 – Economic Development and
Infrastructure Sector
Building and Construction
Business, Science and Innovation
Volume 2 – Education and
Workforce Sector
Tertiary Education
Education Review Office
Labour Market
Volume 3 – External Sector Customs
Defence Force
Foreign Affairs
Volume 4 – Finance and Government
Administration Sector
Communications Security and Intelligence
Internal Affairs
Office of the Clerk
Parliamentary Service
Prime Minister and Cabinet
Public Service
Security Intelligence
Volume 5 – Health Sector Health
Volume 6 – Justice Sector Attorney-General
Parliamentary Counsel[19]
Serious Fraud
Volume 7 – Māori Affairs Sector Māori Development
Te Arawhiti
Volume 8 – Natural Resources Sector Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries
and Food Safety
Parliamentary Commissioner
for the Environment[21]
Volume 9 – Social Services and
Community Sector
Arts, Culture and Heritage
Sport and Recreation
Housing and Urban Development
Oranga Tamariki
Pacific Peoples
Social Development

How to read the tables in the Annex

The Summary of Initiatives annex, containing the full titles, descriptions and funding amounts of each initiative, organised by Vote, has been included as a downloadable PDF file.

Download the Summary of Initiatives (PDF 1.3 MB)

Accessible version

Only the introduction of this section has been prepared in HTML. If you require an accessible version, please contact [email protected] and cite "B23 Summary of Initiatives" as a reference.


  1. [19] Vote Parliamentary Counsel is not part of the Justice cluster.
  2. [20] Vote Lands is not part of the Natural Resources cluster.
  3. [21] Vote Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is not part of the Natural Resources cluster.
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