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Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) was set up by the Government to lead recovery work following the devastating earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011.

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  • 29 January 2015
    The path to central city residential development has been made simpler with the introduction of a Residential Chapter of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan. A Liveable City – finalised after public comment was considered last year – provides simplified rules for residential development in central Christchurch, while maintaining development standards, says Christchurch Central Development Unit Director Warwick Isaacs.
  • 29 January 2015
    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.
  • 08 January 2015
    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. Christchurch Central Development Unit Director Warwick Isaacs says the designations, which identify land required for anchor projects, are a planning tool put in place as part of the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan. "The project teams have now further evaluated the South Frame, Stadium and the Performing Arts Precinct and determined which parts of the designated land are no longer needed to undertake the work," he says.
  • 26 December 2014
    The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) and Waimakariri District Council say the public has put forward an exciting vision of open spaces with a community focus for the Waimakariri red zones.

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Greater Christchurch Recovery Update

  • 12 December, 2014

    Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 39 PDF 4.2MB, 12 pages

    Issue 39 of the Greater Christchurch Recovery Update was published 12 December 2014.

    In this issue:Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 39 - December 2014 cover page

    • Standing tall in Canterbury
    • Christchurch City Council and CERA join up for new monthly update
    • World Cup excitement builds
    • Giraffe art brightens Christchurch
    • Central city anchor projects: How will they look this time next year?
    • Tackling property clearances in the Port Hills
    • Accessible City update
    • Inspiring earthquake mural for Cashmere school
    • Christmas and summer fun collide
    • Support services available over the Christmas and New Year period
    • Friday Night Food Trucks for a Square meal
    • Ballantynes fire memorial rededicated
    • Updates from ECan, SCIRT, CCC, Housing New Zealand, Canterbury Development Corporation, Selwyn and Waimakariri District Councils, and EQC


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