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5  Notes on Initiatives (D-E)

Defence - Counter Explosive Hazards Project

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.4 Defence Force - - - - - 28.238

This funding enables investment in an overseas deployable (expeditionary) counter-explosive hazard and counter-improvised explosive device capability for the New Zealand Defence Force. The project was foreseen in the Defence White Paper 2016.

Courts - Enhancing Security

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.7 Courts  - 3.932 7.931  -  -  -

This funding will provide for additional security personnel across New Zealand's court system. Additional security personnel will help mitigate safety risk, prevent property damage and enable court proceedings to commence in a timely manner.

Defence Estate Regeneration Programme Plan Tranche One - Capital Funding

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.4 Defence Force  -  -  -  -  - 100.000

The purpose of this initiative is to deliver projects in the first tranche of investment under the Defence Estate Regeneration Programme Plan with the objective of producing a safe modernised, fit-for-purpose Defence Estate. An updated Defence Estate will enable the delivery of the Government's defence policy, in line with Defence White Paper 2016.

Defence White Paper 2016

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.4 Defence Force  - 37.152 115.040 115.040 112.379  -

This funding provides for the operation of the capability requirements identified at the Defence White Paper 2016 needed to deliver the Government's defence policy and meet New Zealand's national security interests.

Defence White Paper 2016 (DWP 2016) - Contingent Capital Funding

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.4 Appropriation has not yet been sought  -  -  -  -  - 301.651

This initiative relates to the commitments to support new capability acquisition identified at the Defence White Paper 2016 needed to deliver the Government's defence policy and meet New Zealand's national security interests but contingent on approval by Cabinet or Joint Ministers to June 2018.

Defence White Paper 2016 (DWP 2016) - Contingent Operating Funding for Supporting the Introduction of New Capabilities

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.4 Appropriation has not yet been sought  - 5.350 7.410 6.955 6.976  -

This funding provides for the operating expenditure required to operate new and upgraded capabilities identified at the Defence White Paper 2016 needed to deliver the Government's defence policy and meet New Zealand's national security interests but contingent on approval by Cabinet or Joint Ministers to June 2018.

Digital Channels - Increasing Availability

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Appropriation has not yet been sought  - 4.900 9.360 11.460 11.460 21.000

This funding will improve the availability of the Ministry of Social Development's online customer services, so they are able to continue operating in the event of planned or unplanned outages. This will provide customers with a more reliable service, and support the Ministry's shift to providing digital services.

Digital Workplace Programme

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki 1.200 7.700 8.400 8.400 8.400 7.500

This funding will provide an improved digital workplace for the staff of the new Ministry of Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki. It will enable the new agency to better engage, inspire and motivate staff to make a difference to vulnerable children.

Disability Support Services - Enabling Good Lives

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.6 Health  - 3.300  -  -  -  -

This funding will be used to continue Enabling Good Lives demonstrations in Christchurch, and the Waikato.

Disability Support Services - Enabling Good Lives

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.6 Appropriation has not yet been sought  - 4.393 9.744 9.705  -  -

This funding will be used to transform the current disability support system to one that provides disabled people with more choice and control over their support and their lives. This will be achieved through a national coherent system that is better fit for purpose. It will start with the mid-Central region, alongside continuing demonstrations in Christchurch, and the Waikato.

Disability Support Services - Additional Support

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.6 Health  - 44.562 44.562 44.562 44.562  -

This funding will contribute to the ongoing delivery of services that support disabled New Zealanders and their families in living the lives they choose. A range of services are included, such as: community-based home support, personal care, and caregiver support; residential care; services for people with high and complex needs including compulsory care; and equipment services.

District Health Board Capital Investment Pool

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.6 Health  -  -  -  -  - 150.000

This funding will support District Health Board Capital Investments to expand service capacity and replace sub-standard facilities which will help improve patient experience and outcomes.

District Health Boards - Additional Support

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.6 Health  - 439.000 439.000 439.000 439.000  -

This funding will be provided to District Health Boards to meet additional costs they face in delivering health services. These additional costs are driven by pressures such as inflation, wage costs and changes in the populations they serve.

Domestic Emissions Reductions

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.3 Environment  - 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000  -

This funding will deliver costed, tested and consulted policy options for reducing emissions domestically to contribute towards New Zealand's 2030 Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement.

E Tu Whānau Programme of Action

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Social Development  - 2.000 2.000  -  -  -

This funding will provide for the continuation of the E Tu Whānau Community Action Fund through to June 2019. The initiative provides support and resource to Māori, refugee and migrant communities through facilitation of hui and capability building. The programme aims to shift social norms and encourage leadership with a view to decreasing family and community violence.

Early Childhood Education - Targeted Funding for Disadvantage

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Education  - 5.200 10.020 10.020 10.250  -

This funding will provide additional funding targeted to early childhood education services and ngā Kōhanga reo with children at greater risk of educational under-achievement due to disadvantage. Additional funding will help improve early childhood education affordability and quality for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their families.

Early Childhood Education and Schooling - Meeting Increasing Demand

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Education - 153.857 175.528 197.373 240.428  

This funding will address the impact of increasing demand for Early Childhood Education, and roll growth in Primary and Secondary Education. This is primarily related to increased school operations funding and teacher salaries volume growth; and early childhood education price and volume growth.

Earthquake Recovery - Supporting Councils' Enhanced Statutory Tasks and Activities

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.8 Internal Affairs 0.500 1.250 0.750  -  -  -

This funding will support small territorial authorities with increased statutory responsibilities associated with earthquake recovery. These include increased consent processing, financial planning, rating assessments, new infrastructure projects and community interaction.

Education Evaluation - Investing for Accountability and Improvement

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Education Review Office  - 0.827 1.092 1.357 2.180  -

This funding will support the effectiveness of education evaluation. It will enable the Education Review Office to undertake additional early learning service evaluations to meet the growth in this sector and to address wage cost pressures.

Education Infrastructure Delivery - Additional Support

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Education  - 8.000 8.000  -  -  -

This funding will ensure the Ministry of Education's Infrastructure Service maintains its delivery and support for school infrastructure.

Education Recovery and Response: Kaikōura Earthquakes

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Education 0.645 0.570 0.240  -  -  -

This funding will ensure that there is minimal disruption to education delivery or student engagement, retention and achievement in the November 2016 earthquake affected areas. This will be achieved by maintaining a stable high quality workforce through flexible tailored workforce support strategies to state and state integrated schools and early childhood education centres.

Elective Surgery Health Target

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.6 Health  - 6.000 6.000 6.000 6.000  -

This funding will enable the Ministry of Health to contract with District Health Boards to achieve the Government's elective surgery health target. DHBs will pay for 2,000 of these and the Ministry will pay for the remainder.

Electricity Authority - Electricity Litigation Fund

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 0.556  -  -  -  -
Vol.1 Levy offset - (0.556) - - - -

This funding will enable the Electricity Authority to be an effective regulator and participate in litigation when required.

Electricity Authority - System Operator Service Enhancement

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.1 Business, Science and Innovation  -  -  0.333 0.999 0.999  -
Vol.1 Levy offset - - (0.333) (0.999) (0.999) -

This funding will enable the Electricity Authority to effectively perform its function as an independent regulator, including the consideration of proposed service enhancement.

Employee Safety and Security

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Social Development  - 4.231  -  -  -  -

This funding will continue to ensure that the Ministry of Social Development interacts with clients in a safe and secure working environment. It will address costs to maintain controlled access and security monitoring at frontline Work and Income sites through guard services, which are an integral part of the Ministry's security ecosystem.

End User Compute Modernisation

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Appropriation has not yet been sought  - 2.100 6.980 11.560 11.770 6.000

This funding will replace the Ministry of Social Development's aged desktop computers, office productivity software, and operating system. This initiative will increase the performance of those systems, raising staff productivity and improving customer service. The investment also makes the Ministry's information and communications technology environment more compliant with the Government Chief Information Officer's ICT strategy.

Endeavour Fund

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 4.264 17.648 17.719 42.284  -

The Endeavour Fund invests in excellent science that has potential impact for New Zealand, economically, environmentally and socially. Further investment in the Fund will help deliver the aims of the National Statement of Science Investments.

English for Speakers of Other Languages - Increasing Funding

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Education  - 3.603 5.756  -  -  -

This additional funding addresses the cost pressures faced in the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programme. It provides funding to schools to provide specialised support for the growing number of eligible students.

Enhancement of the Education Access Function

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Education  - 2.000 3.000 3.000  -  -

This funding enhances the capability of the education network investment function within the Ministry of Education. This will enable longer term planning and a more strategic approach to investment in school infrastructure.

Establishment of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki: Transition Arrangements

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Appropriation has not yet been sought - 17.824 22.059 22.133 22.133  -

This funding will support the effective provision of corporate services for Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki to ensure it has the capability required to deliver on Government's expectations and to meet accountability requirements.

Expanding Behaviour Services

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Appropriation has not yet been sought  - 5.790 10.130 9.380 9.380  -

This funding will provide effective behaviour services earlier to children with behavioural difficulties to improve their self-control and support learning and positive behaviour. This will improve their education and life outcomes. An additional 1,000 children per year aged 0-8 will be able to access this funding.

Expired Budget 2016 Contingencies

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
n/a Cross Votes (19.760) (23.456) (43.217) (54.170) (54.853) (17.686)

This saving reflects contingencies established in previous Budgets that were not required and have been returned to the Crown.

Expo 2020 Dubai

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.4 Foreign Affairs and Trade  - 3.010 7.790 32.100 10.340  -

This funding will enable New Zealand's participation at Expo 2020 Dubai and provides a unique opportunity to champion New Zealand's brand, innovation and businesses, in support of the Government's Business Growth Agenda, to the important export markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council, to Europe, and the emerging markets in the wider Middle East and Africa.

Extending Earthquake Support for the Kaikōura Region

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.1 Business, Science and Innovation 5.000 - - - -  -

This funding is for the provision of assistance to employers for employees who were in paid work immediately prior to the series of Hurunui/Kaikōura earthquakes on 14 November 2016, and whose paid work has been adversely affected by the earthquakes.

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