Read the Recovery Strategy

The Recovery Strategy for Greater Christchurch provides a vision, goals and a road map for ensuring the success of Christchurch for recovery and future leadership in earthquake resilience.



The Recovery Strategy was approved by the Canterbury Earthquake (Recovery Strategy Approval) Order 2012 made by the Governor-General. The Order in Council was notified in the New Zealand Gazette No. 61 on Thursday 31 May 2012.

Regulatory Impact Statement

The Regulatory Impact Statement for the Recovery Strategy for Greater Christchurch, was considered as part of the approval of the Recovery Strategy. Read the Regulatory Impact Statement »

About this publication

Published in May 2012 by 
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority
Christchurch, New Zealand

ISBN 978-0-477-10359-6 (print)
ISBN 978-0-477-10361-9 (online)

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (2012). Recovery Strategy for Greater Christchurch Mahere Haumanutanga o Waitaha. Christchurch: Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.

This Recovery Strategy has been developed in consultation with Environment Canterbury, Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council, Waimakariri District Council, and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

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