Engaging on recovery
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Through the Recovery Strategy, CERA is working with partners to coordinate an efficient and effective work programme for recovery.
Achieving recovery needs effort from everyone; including local and central government, businesses, community groups, individuals, landowners and developers, builders, infrastructure providers, and the insurance and finance sectors.
Introducing the Recovery Strategy
This video is an introduction to the Recovery Strategy document by CERA's Chief Executive - Roger Sutton. It describes the launch of the Recovery Strategy document as a significant milestone in the recovery of greater Christchurch, and encourages everyone to read a copy at their local library or here on the CERA website.
The purpose and effect of the Recovery Strategy
Greater Christchurch has a population of just under 460,000 people, and it includes New Zealand’s second largest city. It is the gateway to the South Island and is its most significant centre of economic activity.
The series of earthquakes during 2010 and 2011 caused destruction in the city, to its infrastructure and services and the wellbeing of communities and people in the area. As a vibrant and strategic centre for the whole of the South Island, it’s important to recover from this disaster, adapt to ongoing seismic activity and enable a stronger and more resilient community and region.
The rebuilding of greater Christchurch provides an exciting opportunity for investment, innovation and job creation. Already much of greater Christchurch functions effectively and safely and is open for business.
Learn more about the purpose and effect of the Recovery Strategy by reading the FAQ.