28 Jul 2015

Deadline for Canterbury recovery submissions

4:23 pm on 28 July 2015

Cantabrians have only two days left to have their say on the plan that will dictate the next five years of the region's earthquake recovery.

Christchurch construction.

Christchurch has been under construction for the past four years. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

The draft transition recovery plan outlines three options for the next phase of the recovery: a fully Crown-led rebuild agency; a mixed model with support from the city council; or a council-led recovery agency.

The Government prefers the second option, proposing to establish a new recovery agency called Regenerate Christchurch.

If this goes ahead, the recovery will be managed by the Crown, the city council and other agencies.

The Option 3 Plus group wants the council to get full control of the recovery, and has been very active on social media.

Submissions on the transition plan close at 5pm on Thursday 30 July; so far, about 1600 have been received.

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