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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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Latest news from CERA

  • 31 July 2015
    The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) has started analysing more than 2500 written comments received on the transition of recovery arrangements in greater Christchurch. The Recovery Plan sets out Government decisions on certain recovery functions, and proposals for arrangements in the next phase of the recovery of greater Christchurch. "It is pleasing to see this level of response from the public on what is essentially a discussion about the future of Christchurch,” says CERA Acting Chief Executive John Ombler.
  • 30 July 2015
    A Recovery Plan has been approved that will enable new Crown offers to be made for vacant, insured commercial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone.
  • 30 July 2015
    The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery has approved the Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan under section 21(2) of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011, following amendments to the Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan. The Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan will enable new Crown offers to be made for vacant, insured commercial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone. The amendments were publicly notified in The Press and apply immediately.Date published: 30 July 2015 Related information:
  • 23 July 2015
    The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has given approval for amendments to be made to the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement. These amendments are required to ensure changes directed by Action 46 of the Land Use Recovery Plan and made by section 24(1)(c) of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 can operate within the existing framework of the Natural Hazards chapter of the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement.

Latest Chief Executive updates

  • 16 July 2015

    John Ombler, Acting Chief Executive, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, and Dr. Karleen Edwards, Chief Executive, Christchurch City Council, talk about the Christchurch City Council Long Term Plan, transition, and the relationship between Christchurch City Council and Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.

    Read the latest edition of the Future Christchurch Update

Future Christchurch Update

  • 16 July, 2015

    Future Christchurch Update - July 2015 PDF 2.82KB, 16 pages

    Future Christchurch Update - July 2015 cover pageIn this issue:

    • Regenerate Christchurch: Feedback wanted
    • Christchurch Town Hall restoration begins
    • Rangiora Town Hall - theatre, music and movies
    • Victoria Square Draft Restoration Plan public event
    • New community centre in Aranui under construction
    • Farmers Market in the city proving popular
    • Women in construction
    • Funding boost for cycleways
    • Rebuild projects in the East
    • Focus on coastal hazards and flooding risk
    • CCC, EQC, SCIRT and Housing NZ updates
    • What's On

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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Public Notices

  • 30 July, 2015
    The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery has approved the Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan under section 21(2) of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011, following amendments to the Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan. The Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan will enable new Crown offers to be made for vacant, insured commercial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone. The amendments were publicly notified in The Press and apply immediately.Date published: 30 July 2015 Related information:
  • 23 July, 2015
    The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has given approval for amendments to be made to the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement. These amendments are required to ensure changes directed by Action 46 of the Land Use Recovery Plan and made by section 24(1)(c) of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 can operate within the existing framework of the Natural Hazards chapter of the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement.
  • 15 May, 2015
    The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has given approval for amendments to be made to the Land Use Recovery Plan extending the date of the Review from April 2015 to 30 September 2015 and to assist with interpretation of the Recovery Plan.
  • 22 April, 2015
    The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has decided to amend the Christchurch City Plan to facilitate the continued development of the Kintyre Estates subdivision.

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