Demolition budget doubles

9:43 pm on 4 May 2012

The authority in charge of rebuilding Christchurch has more than doubled its demolition budget.

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has revised its demolition budget from $50 million in October 2011 to $115 million in March this year.

The Authority puts the increased costs down to more buildings being added to the demolition programme.

As at March, $60 million had been spent.