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Public Services and Social Investment

A large slice of the budget is allocated to support our growing economy and population. $4b in new capital funding is committed across the Education, Health, Defence, Justice, Housing, Primary Sector and Transport portfolios. This includes $2.39b for Crown Health facilities and district health boards. The investment translates to new schools, additional hospital facilities, housing and water storage as well as greater prison capacity, more police officers, court and corrections services. The Social Investment Package proposes $321 million to support the most vulnerable people in our communities: vulnerable children and their families, children with behavioural difficulties and people affected by mental health issues.