Updated schedule of Christchurch rebuild
A new schedule of Christchurch’s state sector rebuild programme has been published on the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority web site.
It is similar to an update provided in August 2013 except the time frames are extended.
In a prepared statement, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee refers to “more than $15 billion committed by the government” to the Christchurch rebuild.
The bulk of the $15 billion is EQC’s insurance obligations as well as several other programmes, some of them on track before the earthquakes.
The breakdown of expenditure is outlined in a December 2013 Treasury report.
The latest updated schedule on the CERA website includes a host of work such as the Canterbury District Health Board’s long-proposed $600 million upgrade and the Education Ministry’s redevelopments that extend beyond 2020.
Also in the mix are repairs and scheduled multi-million sollE redevelopments by Lyttelton Port Company and property developments planned by Christchurch International Airport.
Mr Brownlee says the construction sector and investors have asked for the information.
“This approach will help suppliers gear up to meet demand ahead of time and give confidence to the private sector to invest in Christchurch in the knowledge that the public sector is committed to the rebuild and is pushing ahead with its work.”
As yet, the only state sector project under way three years after the last big earthquake is the beginning of an Avon Riverbank beautification venture.
The most advanced venture – a bus interchange – has been delayed pending new designs after significant flaws were found.