Our Progress

Announcements and updates on the progress implementing the Recovery Plan.
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  • Six short-listed designs for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial have been released for public input today.

  • One of the most familiar faces of the Canterbury rebuild, Warwick Isaacs, is stepping down from his role at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, after devoting four years to the city's recovery.

  • The path to central city residential development has been made simpler with the introduction of a Residential Chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan.

  • The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, decided to amend the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan (the Recovery Plan) to facilitate the recovery and regeneration of the central city.

  • Good progress in the development of central city anchor projects means the designation can now be fully or partially lifted from a number of properties.

  • Four construction teams, including companies based in New Zealand and overseas, have been short-listed for Early Contractor Involvement services for Christchurch’s new Convention Centre Precinct.

  • Michelle Mitchell, of the Memorial project steering group: 

    It is important people know that the short-listed designs in their current form are still to be developed, with input from groups such as those who lost loved ones or were seriously injured in the quakes, and therefore will be significantly enhanced when the public is formally asked for feedback on the developed designs in the new year. We know it can be difficult to judge from the current images what the potential for the design is in physical terms.

  • Progress in the Health Precinct has taken a significant step forward as the Crown releases a Request for Tender for the purchase of the property at 36-44 Oxford Tce, says Christchurch Central Development Unit director Warwick Isaacs.

  • Work has begun on an agreed review into the rebuild work and costs related to Christchurch's earthquake-damaged horizontal infrastructure.

  • People heading into the central city to shop and celebrate the festive season will find it easier to get a park, with nearly 400 new car parks available in the lead up to Christmas.

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