Budget 2024 invests $1.2 billion over three years in a new Regional Infrastructure Fund covering:

First in line are areas still recovering from Cyclone Gabrielle such as the East Cape region and parts of Northland.

A 30-year National Infrastructure Plan and National Infrastructure Agency are also being established to expedite development across road, rail and public transport, educational institutions, defence capability, prison facilities and social housing.

The First Home Grant will be scrapped, the funding going towards an additional $140m for social housing.

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