Announcement Video: Crown and City Council cost sharing
Crown and Christchurch City
Council cost sharing agreement from CCDU on Vimeo.
and Christchurch City Council cost sharing
Prime Minister John Key, Gerry Brownlee
Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery and Mayor Bob
Parker today announced the cost sharing arrangements for the
anchor projects in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan,
and the repair and replacement of the city’s essential
The announcement allocates an
investment of $4.8 billion – $2.9 billion of it coming
from the Crown, and $1.9 billion committed by the
Christchurch City Council.
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Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017
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