Funding allocation

The $1.219 billion Jobs for Nature programme funding has allocated across the five responsible agencies.

Please note, in June 2021, $26.6 million from the Jobs for Nature programme was reprioritised to the wider roll-out of cameras on-board fishing vessels. This has meant that the total allocation for the Jobs for Nature programme has changed from $1.245 to $1.219 billion.

Funding purpose

Agency involved

Total funding over 4 years

New jobs in regional environmental projects targeted at freshwater improvement

Ministry for the Environment

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)

$420 million (includes $10 million for MPI catchment project)
Freshwater improvement and at-risk catchments Ministry for the Environment $67 million
Biosecurity, including weed, pest and predator control

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)

Department of Conservation (DOC)

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ).

$315 million
Nature based jobs both on and off public land, targeted towards helping businesses maintain their workforce and do conservation work Department of Conservation $200 million
Ecosystem restoration on public land and private land Department of Conservation $141 million
Fencing waterways, water reticulation and riparian management Kānoa (Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment) $41 million
Large scale planting and water quality related action

Ministry for Primary Industries

Te Uru Rākau - Forestry New Zealand

$35 million