Our Progress

Announcements and updates on the progress implementing the Recovery Plan.
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  • Today’s opening of the first Government-led anchor project building ushers in a new era for Christchurch and how people move around the city, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.
     

  • Christchurch's new Bus Interchange will open to the public, and services will begin operating from it, on Monday 25 May.

  • Technical issues with the automated system at Christchurch’s new Bus Interchange has meant the operational opening of the facility will be postponed.

  • A design called The Memorial Wall will make for a beautiful and fitting Canterbury Earthquake Memorial, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

  • Work is underway to have one of the world’s largest outdoor play areas – the Margaret Mahy Family Playground – open in Christchurch in time for the Christmas holidays.

  • Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner welcomes the public feedback received on Victoria Square and says the community’s ideas will help shape the future of the popular public space.

  • The Government is continuing to back the recovery of central Christchurch, with about 350 public servants to relocate into a major new development, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and State Services Minister Paula Bennett have announced.

  • A world-class Health Precinct in Christchurch just got a step closer, with local property group Countrywide Property Trust Limited buying a prominent site for a multi-storey development.

  • Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner today welcomed the completion of more than a year's worth of cleaning and rehabilitation of the Ōtākaro/Avon River.

  • The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is investigating whether key parts of the Odeon Theatre can be retained as it embarks on the demolition of badly damaged parts of the structure.

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