Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Appointments Made For Work on First CBD Anchor Projects


Media Release – December 20, 2012

Appointments Made For Work on first CBD anchor projects

Key anchor projects are set to begin taking shape in central Christchurch with the appointment of groups to design and develop the Avon River Precinct and North and East Frames.

After a rigorous tender process, a multi-company consortium led by Opus has been selected to design these projects, which are priorities in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan to promote recreation, business growth and central city living for the people of greater Christchurch.

Impact Project Management has been chosen to carry out project management for the projects, and WT Partnership NZ Infrastructure Limited has been selected to carry out quantity surveying. The parties chosen will also provide work on flood management for the river.

Work will begin early in the new year on concept design for the projects, with physical construction of the projects to commence later in the year.

It is anticipated the projects will take three years to complete.

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) is overseeing the projects, along with partners including the Christchurch City Council, Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, and Environment Canterbury.

CERA chief executive Roger Sutton says the public’s ideas from the Christchurch City Council Share an Idea campaign in 2011 have flowed through to the Recovery Plan’s Blueprint for central Christchurch this year.

``With this step forward today, Christchurch residents can take heart that their hard work and their ideas are coming to fruition. We are now moving beyond the Blueprint. We are no longer planning, we are doing,’’ Mr Sutton says.

``Now we can look forward to the progress of 2013 - the year of the Christchurch rebuild - and starting to bring the new CBD to life.’’

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Mt Eden Prison: Serco Inquiry Extended

A two month delay to the Government investigation into prison fight clubs shows the extent of problems within the Serco circus, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More>>

ALSO:

Health And Safety: Late Addition Of National Security Provisions A Concern

The New Zealand Law Society has expressed its significant concerns at the last-minute addition to the Health and Safety Reform Bill of provisions for a closed material procedure for court proceedings where national security is involved. More>>

ALSO:

Rugby And Beer: World Cup Alcohol Bill Passes

ACT MP David Seymour’s Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill completed its third reading by 99 to 21... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Flag Campaign

So far, the public has treated the government’s flag campaign with something between disinterest and disdain. Most New Zealanders have instinctively seen through the marketing hype involved. More>>

Change For 2017: Local Govt To Decide On Easter Sunday Trading

The Government is to enable local communities, through councils, to decide whether retailers can open on Easter Sunday, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced. More>>

ALSO:

(And Targets Worse Than Australia's): Foresters Abandoning Emissions Trading Scheme

The Government’s gutting of the Emissions Trading Scheme has caused foresters to leave and emissions to rise, says Labour’s Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news