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5  Notes on Initiatives (U-Y)

Defence - Underwater Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.4 Defence Force - - - - - 36.111

This funding invests in a project to replace the underwater intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems fitted to the Royal New Zealand Air Force's six P-3K2 Orions. The project was foreseen in the Defence White Paper 2016.

Vacant or Underutilised Crown Land Programme

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Building and Housing  - 0.500 0.500 0.500 0.500 100.000
Vol.10 Building and Housing - - - - - (100.000)

This funding will provide for the extension of the current Vacant or Underutilised Crown Land Programme, which aims to facilitate housing development. A capital injection is required to allow the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to acquire land for development.

Vulnerable Children - Meeting Costs for the New Ministry

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki  - 20.038 24.784 24.784 24.784  -

This funding will meet costs associated with increasing client demand, inflationary pressures, and rising remuneration costs

Water Fluoridation (Assistance)

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.6 Health  - 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000  -

This funding will be used to fund the design and construction of water fluoridation plants (including all required site works) when a local authority water supplier has been directed by a District Health Boards to fluoridate its water supply.

Whānau Ora - Extending the Reach

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.8 Māori Development  - 2.500 2.500 2.500 2.500  -

This funding will increase access to Whānau Ora across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Whānau-centred Family Violence Interventions

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.8 Māori Development  - 1.000 1.000 3.500 3.500  -

This funding will pilot the introduction of facilitators that support Whānau-centred family violence initiatives.

Workplace Literacy and Numeracy

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Tertiary Education  (3.500) 3.500  -  -  -  -

This funding is to meet increased demand for workplace literacy and numeracy programmes.

WorkSafe - Funding Review Implementation

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.1 Labour Market  - 4.155 4.475 4.920 5.420  -
Vol.1 Levy offset - (4.155) (4.475) (4.920) (5.420) -

This funding will implement WorkSafe's funding review and maintain its current capacity to improve health and safety. It also supports increased activity in high hazard sectors, Auckland construction and earthquake rebuilds, and alleviates regional inspectorate, depreciation and workforce capability cost pressures. An additional $17.360 million over four years will be reprioritised within Vote Labour Market to support this initiative.

Youth Enterprise Initiatives Expansion

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Social Development  - 1.500 1.500 1.500 1.500  -

This funding will purchase youth development opportunities from youth-focused enterprise education programme providers. It will extend development, leadership, support and mentoring in the area of business studies and social enterprise learning, incorporating financial capability.

Youth Justice - Additional Residential Beds

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki 0.916 2.296 2.218  -  -  -

This funding allows for an additional 10 Youth Justice residence beds for young people aged 14-16 who were remanded in custody by the beginning of March 2017.

Youth Offending - Services to Reduce Offending

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.7 Justice  - 1.691 2.836 4.082 5.327  -

This funding will provide high quality specialised services to high risk offenders between the ages of 14-16. These services will contribute to better outcomes for recipients and a reduction in ongoing offending.

Other Unallocated Contingencies

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
n/a Appropriation has not yet been sought 49.308 122.905 109.546 99.336 79.881 93.100

A number of initiatives agreed through Budget 2017 have been set aside in contingency. Often initiatives set aside in contingency are commercially sensitive or relate to negotiations that have yet to take place, such as wage negotiations. A general contingency is also provided for funding proposals that arise between Budgets. Contingencies are included in the fiscal forecasts as “Unallocated Contingencies”.

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