CERA Media Briefing - Friday 7 October 2011

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Briefing the media on Friday 7 October 2011 were Canterbury Earthquake Minister Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister for the Environment Hon Dr Nick Smith, and CERA Chief Executive Roger Sutton.

Topics discussed:

  • Orange zone efforts
  • Report into the resource consent decision making of eastern suburbs & Kaiapoi
  • Announcement of changes to the RMA in response to this report
  • Red zone progress
  • Cashel Mall restart
  • Red zone survey mailouts
  • Draft recovery strategy feedback
  • Public bus tours
  • Demolitions
  • Significant buildings

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) is the agency established by the Government of New Zealand to lead and coordinate the ongoing recovery effort following the devastating earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011.

CERA is supporting a range of organisations in making well co-ordinated and timely decisions. It aims to help restore the social, economic, cultural and environmental well-being of greater Christchurch communities.