Expansion of service capacity and replacement of existing infrastructure are the focus for health spending
- The health sector receives an additional $3.2 billion in operating funding over four years, along with $850m of new capital to tackle urgent building priorities.
- Free doctors’ visits are extended for under 14’s, provides services to an additional 56,000 youths. Visits to the GP will be $20 – 30 cheaper per visit for Community Services Card holders, increasing access to healthcare.
New schools and classrooms, along with increased funding for operations grants
- Education receives $1.6 billion in increased operating funding, which will help fund 1,500 additional teachers and roll growth.
- Early childhood gets a boost benefiting 200,000 children.
Increased state houses and the KiwiBuild program will deliver new housing
- Housing receives $634m in additional operating funds and $369m in capital funding to allow 6,400 new state houses to be built over four years.
- Already committed in the 100 Day Plan announced in December 2017 is $2 billion of capital spending to fund the KiwiBuild program that will provide 100,000 affordable homes over ten years.
A more effective justice system, including increased police numbers
- Justice receives $1 billion in operating funds and $216m in capital funding
- Funding will provide for an extra 1,800 police officers
International development and aid
Improving our voice and relationships internationally
An increase of $714m over four years to tackle global and regional challenges