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View over Christchurch after September 2010 earthquake

The National Emergency that was declared on 22 February was in place until authority was handed over to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) on 30 April. CERA was established on 29 March 2011 by the government to lead, co-ordinate and monitor the recovery effort. Ōtākaro Limited is a Crown-owned company that was established in March 2016 and took over delivering the Crown-led Anchor Projects.

Corner entrance to bus exchange
Corner entrance to bus exchange

The Christchurch City Council initiated their Share an Idea campaign within 10 weeks of the February earthquake. Over the 6 week period of the public engagement campaign there were over 106,000 suggestions for the future of the CBD. The central city plan was the result from this. It was handed over to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee. In April 2012 the Minister announced that the central city rebuild will be undertaken by a new unit with CERA; the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) and to be led by Warwick Isaacs. The Christchurch Central Recovery Plan Te Mahere ‘Maraka Ōtautahi’ is the document that the CCDU developed and is also known as the Blueprint Plan. This is the framework to rebuild the city and outlines the key Anchor Projects.

Anchor Projects

  • Bus Interchange
  • Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial
  • Central City Transport Projects
  • Te Papa Ōtākaro / Avon River Precinct
  • Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre
  • South Frame
  • Metro Sports Facility
  • East Frame

 

Construction of Te Pae convention centre
Construction of Te Pae convention centre
Te Pae construction site
Te Pae construction site

 

Te Pae convention centre construction
Te Pae convention centre construction