Budget 2023

The Budget 2023 education package adds around $4.9 billion over the next five years, being $3.6 billion operating funding and $1.3 billion capital. That takes the total annual Education and Tertiary Education Votes for 2023/24 to just under $21.5 billion.

While the biggest element of Budget 2023 is investment into early childhood education (around $1.8 billion), to support our youngest learners and their families, the education package also focuses on delivering an education infrastructure ($1.2 billion capital) that meets the needs of all learners and responding to the same cost pressures facing the rest of the country.

You can read a summary of Budget 2023 Education highlights.

Summary: Budget 2023 Education highlights

More generally, Budget 2023 pulls together initiatives across five critical education areas. You can find more information at these links:

  1. A major focus on early childhood education.
  2. Continued infrastructure and digital investment.
  3. Responding to cost and demand pressures. 
  4. Supporting those ākonga who need it the most.
  5. Investment in Māori education outcomes.

Budget website(external link)

Ministerial press releases

New schools and hundreds more classrooms in Budget 2023 – Beehive(external link)

Government to repair or rebuild all weather-hit schools – Beehive(external link)

Wage consistency for school bus drivers – Beehive(external link)

More attendance officers for schools – Beehive(external link)

Funding the Engage programme – Beehive(external link) 

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