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5  Notes on Initiatives (N-Q)

National Biocontainment Laboratory - Final Funding Requirements

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 9 Primary Industries and Food Safety  -  -  -  -  - 19.474

This funding is for the construction of a replacement high security National Biocontainment Laboratory. The laboratory will provide diagnostic and testing services for high risk animal and human disease investigations.

National Bowel Screening Programme

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 11.901 11.761 7.987 7.660  -

This funding will be used to establish a national bowel screening programme for 60-74-year-olds, which aims to enable early detection, ongoing surveillance and a reduction of the prevalence of bowel cancer in New Zealand. The programme will be rolled out across the country in stages.

New Zealand Apprenticeships - Additional Funding

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Tertiary Education  - 0.900 2.700 4.500 6.300  -

This initiative will fund about 5,500 more New Zealand apprentices by 2020 to deliver more skills for industry. A strengthening labour market, a refreshed industry training system and improvements in school achievement are resulting in greater demand for apprenticeships.

New Zealand Customs Service - Modernising and Transforming Our Workforce

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 4 Customs 0.784 4.758 4.758 4.758 4.758  -

This funding will enable the New Zealand Customs Service to reshape, build and retain its operational workforce to manage future demand from increased volumes and changing risk profiles of trade and travellers crossing New Zealand's border, restructuring remuneration to support these changes.

New Zealand Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia - Establishment

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 4 Foreign Affairs and Trade  -  -  - 3.626 3.719 6.708

The Government will open a New Zealand Embassy in Colombia to deepen our economic and trade relationships with Latin America and forge closer relations with the dynamic Pacific Alliance regional grouping (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru).

New Zealand Fire Services - Unification

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Internal Affairs  -  - 10.000 10.000 10.000  -
n/a Capital injection not yet sought  -  -  -  -  - 111.940
n/a Capital offset by levy increase  -  -  -  -  - (111.940)

This funding will provide for the Crown's contribution towards non-fire activities undertaken by the New Zealand Fire Service. This takes place at the same time as the unification of rural fire services with the New Zealand Fire Service into a new organisation called Fire and Emergency New Zealand. The Crown contribution towards non-fire activities will reduce the cross-subsidisation currently paid for by levy payers but that are unrelated to property or motor vehicle insurance.

The repayable capital injection will provide for the transition costs of moving to a new unified Fire Service.

In addition, a proposed increase to the fire levy is expected to provide $151 million over four years from 2017/18, bringing the total estimated cost of the transition to the new fire service to $303 million.

New Zealand Intelligence Community - Additional Funding

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Prime Minister and Cabinet  - 1.200 1.700 2.500 3.300 0.600
Vol. 5 Communications Security and Intelligence  - 10.600 18.200 15.300 15.300  -
Vol. 5 Security Intelligence  - 18.700 23.000 32.600 35.700  -

This funding is for the operating and investing activities of the New Zealand Intelligence Community.

New Zealand Police - Employment Costs

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Police 18.300 39.900 63.600 63.600 63.600  -

This funding is for the costs of New Zealand Police's recently completed collective employment agreements.

New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership - Project Two

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Education  -  -  -  -  - 151.567

This funding provides for the second New Zealand schools Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project. This PPP is for four schools: Haeata Community Campus and Rolleston College in Christchurch, Wakatipu High School in Queenstown and Ormiston Junior College in Auckland.

New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership - Project Three

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Education  (0.251)  (2.001)  (5.442) 1.348 26.321 177.347

This funding will procure six schools, in a single Public Private Partnership. The schools in this project will be developed to meet population growth in Auckland and Hamilton, and as part of the Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme.

New Zealand Story - Expansion

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 0.900 0.900 0.900 0.900  -

The New Zealand Story is a cross-government set of nation-branding activities that are targeted to specific international regions. This funding will enable further development of the New Zealand brand, activate greater business use of New Zealand Story tools and increase collaboration with stakeholders.

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Arts, Culture and Heritage  - 1.200 1.200 1.200 1.200  -

This funding will enable the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra to perform more concerts, and to tour to more regional centres, resulting in larger audiences and an increase in earned revenue. This increases funding for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra from $13.446 million to $14.646 million per year.

New Zealand Travel Document Database - Implementing Recommendations of the Smith/Traynor Inquiry

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Internal Affairs  - 1.446 1.170 1.170 1.170  -

This funding will provide for the deactivation of passports for serious offenders attempting unauthorised overseas travel through Stop Travel notifications. The initiative is part of the cross-government response to recommendations made in the Government Inquiry into the escape of Phillip John Smith/Traynor. Twenty-four thousand passports per year are expected to be marked for travel restriction following the inquiry. This will result in more robust control at the border for unauthorised overseas travel by offenders, through marking electronic alerts on the New Zealand Travel Document Database.

Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 6.000 7.000 6.000 6.000  -

This funding will enable the completion, enhancement and extension of cycle trails that are the Great Rides of Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail (NZCT). Funding will also be provided to New Zealand Cycle Trail Incorporated to enable the organisation to carry out its governance role for NZCT.

Non-resident Withholding Tax - Related Party and Branch Lending

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Revenue  -  (7.000) (21.000) (37.000) (51.000)  -

This package of tax policy changes will strengthen the Non-resident Withholding Tax and Approved Issuer Levy rules, to help ensure that domestic borrowers and foreign lenders are taxed at a reasonable level.

Non-violence Programmes - Supporting Increased Utilisation

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Courts  - 1.700 1.700 1.700 1.700  -

This funding will enable non-violence programmes to be delivered to support reducing domestic violence in New Zealand. Under the Domestic Violence Amendment Act 2013 when a Protection Order is put in place the person who has used violence is required to undertake a non-violence programme. Current demand for these programmes is high and expected to increase.

Office of the Clerk - Higher Capability Workforce

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Office of the Clerk  - 0.290 0.602 0.930 1.272  -

This funding will enable the Office to further develop its workforce capability in order to deliver better services to Parliament and to the public on behalf of Parliament and in particular for the Office to provide an increased level of advice and support to select committees.

Ongoing Resourcing Scheme

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Education  - 3.834 4.074 4.228 4.360  -

The Ongoing Resourcing Scheme provides additional support for students with the highest level of need for special education. The additional support enables students to participate in the classroom and access the curriculum. This additional funding will enable the increased number of eligible students to access the service.

Operational Grant Increase to Schools to Support Children Most at Risk of Not Achieving

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Education  - 6.177 12.374 12.331 12.271  -

This initiative will increase discretionary funding to state and state-integrated schools to increase schools' support for children most at risk of not achieving. Social investment factors will be used to assess the size of the educational challenge a school might face.

Ōpōtiki Harbour Development

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 2.400  -  -  -  -

This funding supports the geotechnical validation stage of the Ōpōtiki Harbour Development which will enable economic growth in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

Other Nationally Purchased Health Services - Additional Support

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 0.400 0.400 0.400 0.400  -

This funding contributes to the increased provision of other nationally purchased health services such as the Contact Lens Service (helping to address increased demand owing to the ageing population), palliative care services and health research. This will further support services provided to the ageing population group.

Out of Gate Navigation Services for Short-serving Prisoners

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Corrections  - 5.000 5.000 5.000 5.000  -

This funding allows for the continuation of support to short-serving prisoners to help them reintegrate with their community by identifying basic needs such as accommodation and employment, and then navigating them to appropriate community-based services.

Pacific Cultural Centre

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Pacific Peoples  - 0.250  -  -  -  -

This will fund a study in to the feasibility of building a Pacific Cultural Centre in Auckland.

Pacific Employment Support Services

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Pacific Peoples  - 1.150 1.150 1.150 1.150  -

This is continued funding for the Pacific Employment Support Services. This programme focuses on reducing the number of Pacific young people who are not in education, employment or training through assisting them to obtain and maintain employment or to engage in further education or training. The programme identifies these individuals and places them into training programmes, followed by direct placement into sustained work, or further qualification-based training.

Parliament Executive Wing (Beehive) - Ground Floor Redevelopment

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Parliamentary Service  - 0.250  -  -  - 4.000

This funding will enable better utilisation of space and allow for continued growth particularly from the tour and education group sector. Parliament has 200,000 visitors per year, of which 87,000 are tour and educational groups. With the current layout of the lobby, visitor numbers are almost at capacity.

Parliament Website - Emergency Continuity and Upgrading Publishing Systems

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Office of the Clerk  - 0.542 0.650 0.650 0.650 2.323

This funding will enable the Parliament Website to function in the event of a significant system failure or a major emergency situation, replace aged and underperforming publishing systems and transform parliamentary information systems for Open Government and other strategies to improve public engagement.

Parliamentary Precinct - Maintenance of Buildings and Services

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Parliamentary Service  - 0.200 0.160 0.150  - 5.900

This funding will enable the maintenance of the parliamentary buildings and services including the replacement of the Debating Chamber sound system, the replacement of the roof membrane and chiller on the Library and building services items such as air handling systems, pumps and switchboards in the Executive Wing and Parliament House.

Passport and Travel Documents - Sustainable Funding

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Internal Affairs  -  -  -  -  - 23.000

This funding will support the Department of Internal Affairs in its provision of passport services and to provide for the introduction of the 10-year validity period for adult passports.

Pharmaceuticals - More Publicly Funded Medicines

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 39.000 29.000 29.000 27.000  -

This funding will increase Pharmac's budget for pharmaceuticals, allowing more medicines to be publicly funded.

Pike29 Memorial Track

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 3 Conservation  -  -  -  -  - 11.780

This funding provides for the construction of the Pike29 Memorial Track and associated memorial and visitor assets. The 45-kilometre Great Walk is to be constructed through the Paparoa National Park which has been extended by 3,971 hectares to include the Pike River area as a memorial to the 29 men killed in the 2010 mining disaster. The new track is planned to be opened at the end of 2018.

Place-based Collaborations - Contingency

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
n/a Appropriation has not yet been sought  - 4.000 5.000 5.000 5.000  -

Subject to the further development of proposals, this funding will provide support to place-based collaborations. Place-based collaborations are where key service providers in a region come together and work with the local community to provide better access and better services to at-risk children by developing shared goals, sharing information, identifying what is working and what is not working and then making or proposing changes to services as a result.

Pre-seed Accelerator Fund

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000  -

This additional investment in the Pre-seed Accelerator funding will enable more support for the commercialisation of publicly-funded research, enabling a greater economic return on New Zealand's science system.

Primary Health Care Services - Additional Support

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health 1.952 18.233 18.233 18.233 18.233  -

This funding provides for the better-than-expected uptake in the Under 13s initiative which aims to reduce barriers to young people accessing healthcare in their community. This funding will also support continued delivery of other primary care services in the community.

Prison Population Growth - Additional Core Custodial Services and Beds

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Corrections 15.000 72.325 76.425 70.925 70.925  -

This funding will enable Corrections to meet the rising costs of running prisons - including existing custodial services and the ongoing funding for additional places in the prison network.

Procurement Functional Leadership - Accelerating Commercial Capability

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 3.025 3.025 3.025 3.025  -

This funding enables the accelerated delivery of improvements in social sector procurement, system-wide improvement to supplier relationships and more commercial approaches in investments. Improving business growth by leveraging off the World Trade Organisation's Global Procurement Agreement will further opportunities with foreign governments, and ensures ongoing operation of the Government Electronic Tender System.

Project Tatupu

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Pacific Peoples  - 0.250  -  -  -  -

This funding will enable a feasibility study that will investigate options for programmes that will assist Pacific families or groups to seek regional employment and housing opportunities.

Public Defence Service

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Justice  - 2.842 3.500 3.500 3.500  -

This funding will ensure that investment in the Public Defence Service is sustainable and meets its allocated share of criminal legal aid cases nationally. The number of criminal legal aid cases is rising and is expected to increase further from 2016/17.

Public Health Services - Additional Support

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 1.559 1.559 1.559 1.559  -

This funding will enable the continued delivery of public health services such as family violence alerts for children at risk of abuse.

Queensland Fruit Fly - Return of Savings

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 9 Primary Industries and Food Safety  (1.430)  -  -  -  -  -

This funding was returned as savings in 2015/16 as final expenditure on the Queensland Fruit Fly eradication response was less than forecast.

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