Published on 4/06/2012
The Recovery Strategy was developed by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), following consultation with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, the Christchurch City Council, Selwyn and Waimakariri District Councils and Environment Canterbury. The public has also had the opportunity to comment on the draft Recovery Strategy.

The Recovery Strategy is a high level document. The six components of recovery identified are: Leadership and Integration, Economic Recovery, Social Recovery, Cultural Recovery, Built Environment Recovery, and Natural Environment Recovery. Recovery plans will sit under the Strategy.

The formulation of the Recovery Strategy was a requirement of CERA under the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 (CER Act). The Recovery Strategy was approved by the Canterbury Earthquake (Recovery Strategy Approval) Order 2012, which comes into force on 1 June 2012, and expires at the same time as the CER Act on 19 April 2016. However, only sections 3 to 8 of the Recovery Strategy document constitute the statutory Recovery Strategy. The other parts of the document provide additional information, but do not have statutory effect. They include contextual information about funding and governance, the programmes of work through which the Strategy will be implemented, and its relationship with other planning documents.

Given the Recovery Strategy aims to provide over-arching guidance for the recovery effort, further detail is left for the various recovery plans, which will follow.

Click here to view the Recovery Strategy



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