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Budget 2020 in Numbers

Budget in numbers.

Here are all the numbers we have gathered from today’s budget announcement in one convenient place for you.

Budget 2020 Main Points 

  • $50 billion to establish the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund
  • $3.9 billion to ensure all DHBs continue to meet the needs of their populations
  • $1.1 billion capital invested in improving transport across New Zealand, including replacing ageing ferries and locomotives
  • $414.2 million for the Early Learning Sector, including funding subsidies, pay increases for educators, additional support for home-based educators and investment in Playcentre sustainability
  • $246.1 million investment in community services, including a significant funding boost for family violence service providers
  • $193.5 million to support farmers through the eradication of Mycoplasma Bovis
  • $47.8 million to replace ageing communications capabilities for Police, Fire and Ambulance to support healthier, safer and more connected communities

COVID-19 Response

  • $50 billion COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund total. $10.7 billion committed
  • $6.9 billion to extend the Wage Subsidy Scheme 
  • Business Tax Relief Package of $1.9 billion
  • $186 million across the education sector
  • $20 billion is yet to be allocated

Health 

  • $5.6 billion operating total and $755 million total capital 
  • District Health Board (DHB) Additional Support ($3.9 billion operating total). 
  • Maintaining and Increasing the Combined Pharmaceutical Budget ($160 million operating total). 
  • Supporting Disabled New Zealanders to Live Good Lives ($832.5 million operating total). Continuing Funding for Maternity Services, and Enabling the Implementation of the Maternity Action Plan ($177 million operating total). 
  •  Increased Capital Investment for DHBs- $750 million in total capital

Social Sector 

  • $665.3 million operating total and $87.2 million total capital 
  •  Community Services: 
  • Family Violence Services $183 million operating total.
  • Community Services: Keeping Community-Based Services Open for Disabled People ($43.3 million operating total). 
  • Community Services: Improving Access to Support Services for Communities in Regional New Zealand ($19.8 million operating total)

Education 

  • $813.6 million operating total and $115.1 million total capital 
  • Funding for the Education Sector ($375.1 million operating total). 
  • Learning Support ($79.7 million operating total). 
  • School Property Investment ($119.5 million operating total and $115.4 million in total capital). 
  • Early Learning Education Package ($291.6 million operating total).

Primary Industries 

  • $443.7 million operating total and $42.5 million total capital 
  • Continuation of the Mycoplasma Bovis Eradication Programme ($193.5 million operating total). 
  • Continuing the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI’s) Current Scope of Operations ($126.1 million operating total).
  •  Rebuilding Forestry Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) Infrastructure to Meet Demand and Support the Transition to the Low Emissions Economy ($43.4 million operating total and $36.2 million total capital). 

Justice Sector 

  • $606.1 million operating total and $169.7 million total capital 
  • Next Generation Critical Communications ($47.8 million operating total). 
  • Justice Property Health and Safety Remediation ($36.9 million operating total and $163.5 million in total capital). 
  • Maintaining a Safe Prison Network ($110.4 million operating total). 

Defence and Foreign Affairs 

  • $927.7 million operating total and $942.5 million total capital 
  • Defence Capability Plan 2019 – Contingent Funding to Support the Introduction of New Capabilities ($897.6 total capital). 
  • Delivering on the Strategic Defence Policy Statement 2018 ($666.3 million operating total). 
  • Official Development Assistance ($55.6 million operating total). 

Transport

  • $222.9 million operating total and $1.1 billion total capital
  • Future of Rail – Investment to Enable Rail Activities to be Funded Under the Land Transport Management Act ($148.2 million operating total). 
  • Future of Rail – New Interisland Ferry Assets to Support a Resilient and Reliable Rail Freight System ($399.5 million total capital). 
  • Future of Rail – Rolling Stock Investment to Support a Resilient and Reliable Railway

Arts and Culture

  • $246.8 million operating total and $37.5 million total capital 
  • Saving the Crown’s Audio-visual Collections ($5.3 million operating total and $26.6 million total capital). 
  • Sustaining Crucial Public Media Platforms ($25 million operating total)
  • Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Cost Pressure ($6.0 million operating total). 
  • Tāhuhu: New Archives New Zealand Facility and Design of National Library Alterations and New Regional Shared Repository ($46.6 million operating total and $146.0 million total capital). 

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