Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

The Re:START container mall was opened in October 2011, and originally had a lifespan of 6 to 12 months. The shops were very popular with locals and visitors alike. Generous involvement from the Crown meant that the Re:START container mall has continued until now.

I was delighted to see construction beginning on the East Frame Residential Anchor Project means there is physical work happening on all committed Crown-led projects in Central Christchurch.

The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team today launched a website telling the stories of its mammoth repair programme.

SCIRT's Learning Legacy Website distils valuable lessons learnt over six years spent repairing Christchurch's underground pipe networks, roads, bridges and retaining walls.

The restoration of earthquake-damaged Victoria Square is now underway, Associate Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says.

The sixth anniversary of the February 22 earthquake is a significant moment for Cantabrians and all those affected by the devastating events of that day in 2011.

A significant kōhatu pounamu installation has been placed near the entrance to the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial, Associate Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regenetation Nicky Wagner says.

The final inscribed marble panel on the front of Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial is being placed today, says Associate Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner.

Regenerate Christchurch’s Statement of Intent has been tabled in Parliament today.

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee says the Statement of Intent outlines the agency’s strategic objectives, as well as its vision, role and approach.

Supporting the health well-being of a community after a major disaster is challenging.  Research tells us that it takes some time (up to 10 years) for a community to fully recover.  Last week the latest Canterbury Wellbeing Index was released.

The first stage of The Terraces, from Cashel Street to Hereford Street, is the second project to be completed under Ōtākaro, the new Crown-company established to deliver the City’s key anchor projects, in conjunction with the Christchurch City Council.  The Terraces were recently formally opened by the Prime Minister.