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


Christchurch Announcement a Leap Forward

Christchurch Announcement a Leap Forward

Property Council supports the Government’s new measures to aid the Christchurch rebuild.

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced 1,100 government staff across 13 agencies will move back into the Christchurch CBD by 2016.

The staff will be housed in four new commercial buildings with leases worth $170 million over the next 20 years.

This is well needed for the Christchurch private sector and community as it is the beginning of investment being encouraged back into the city.

The Government is obviously taking its role in the rebuild seriously and this is a clear indication of that, as it encourages other development and service provisions to move into the area.

The move is also strongly symbolic, with the Government taking the lead in bringing important activity back into Christchurch’s CBD post-quakes.

Property Council Christchurch Branch President Glenn Taylor says the private sector is enthusiastic and long-ready to work collaboratively with Government agencies to see progress.

“We are keen to see the public and private sectors come together increasingly. We have been saying this for a long time.

“Private sector expertise and influence is both inevitable and essential in Christchurch’s rebuild and we encourage the Government to keep engaged – particularly to better manage risks and processes.”

NZCID chief executive Stephen Selwood says it is important that the momentum in Christchurch’s rebuild is continued and opportunities it provides seized.

“This is a massive boost in business confidence not just for the Christchurch CBD, but all of the region. We are at a critical point in the recovery phase to make sure investment and business are encouraged back into the city.”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Australia Deportations: English Relaxed On Immigration Centre Conditions

Labour's Annette King: “There have been numerous reports from inside these detention centres on just how bad conditions are... If they were being held in any other foreign jail, I imagine Mr English would be somewhat concerned. More>>


Schools: Achievement-Based Funding Would Be A Disaster

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More>>

  • Video Out-Link - PPTA Annual Conference 2015 on Livestream (Q+A dicussion suggests funding would be directed to less successful schools.)

  • ALSO:

    ECE Report:

    Key In NY: Prime Minister Addresses United Nations

    Prime Minister John Key has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York, focusing on a call for action in Syria and on other conflicts, reform of the veto process and on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. More>>.


    Gordon Campbell: On The Lack Of Accountability Over Philip Smith

    In New Zealand, accountability is an exotic creature rarely glimpsed at ministerial level, or among senior management. The flight to Rio by the paedophile /murderer Philip John Smith/Traynor is no exception. More>>


    More On Corrections

    Gordon Campbell: On Putin’s Diplomatic Coup Over Syria

    There’s a simple historical precedent for what is occurring in Syria. During WWII, the Allies joined forces with a known butcher and tyrant – Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union – in order to defeat a greater evil, Nazi Germany… More>>


    Key 'Didn't Know': Brownlee Seeks Pandas In China

    While Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee is in China pushing a taxpayer funded deal to bring two pandas to New Zealand, the country’s military look set to be hit with a pay freeze, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. More>>


    Scoop Business: GCSB Willing To Extend Cyber-Attack Programme To Local ISPs

    The Government Communications Security Bureau’s ‘Cortex’ cyber-security programme has been successful in helping identify and mitigate a series of cyber attacks since its introduction and an extension to cover local internet service providers is still on the cards... More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news