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Infrastructure for a Growing Economy

  • $4b
  • To help build the public infrastructure needed to support growth.
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Kaikōura roading

$812 million capital investment to reinstate the earthquake damaged sections of State Highway 1 from Picton to Christchurch.

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Rail around New Zealand

$548 million investment in the rail network with Kiwirail, including $98 million for the Wellington Commuter Rail Network.

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Auckland City Rail Link

$436 million investment for the first part of the Crown’s share for the Auckland City Rail Link project.

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New schools and classrooms

$392 million additional investment in school property with six new schools, 11 special education satellite units, and 305 new classrooms.

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$576 million investment in Defence for new capability and the modernisation of defence bases.

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Justice sector

$763 million investment in additional prison capacity.

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$150 million more for the District Health Boards’ capital plans.

The Government’s total investment in new infrastructure over the next four years is $32.5 billion. This includes $9.2 billion in new State Highways and $2.7 billion in housing, including the Auckland Housing Programme.

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