Wellbeing Budget 2020

Budget 2020 and the Wellbeing Approach

Budget 2020 Highlights

  • $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
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