Waimakariri MP welcomes Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill

Waimakariri news
Thursday, July 2, 2015

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement of the new Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill that will be drafted to replace the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011, which expires next April.

This new legislation will enable the proposed Regenerate Christchurch organisation to implement the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan.

“Post-recovery, it is vital that we move forward ambitiously in a coherent and sustainable way to rebuild a vital and vibrant hub for our region that will boost our local economies,” Doocey said.

“As a driver to push ahead these important projects, Regenerate Christchurch  will restore confidence in greater Christchurch, working in tandem with councils and stakeholders to fulfil a vision for our region that we, as one Canterbury, endorsed. We are one greater Christchurch and one Canterbury. As greater Christchurch redraws itself, we are becoming more aware that changes in one part of the system can impact on fellow Cantabrians.

“This new legislation signals a new direction for Canterbury post recovery that will cement in our region as a bold new place to live, work and raise families in. I encourage everyone to take this opportunity to have their say on the future direction of this recovery.”

Doocey said the National-led Government had since 2010 committed $16.5 billion to the initial response and was now focused on looking ahead to the regeneration of Christchurch.