Monday, 4 February 2013
ECan Rakaia River recommendation accepted
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has accepted Environment Canterbury’s recommendation to change the water conservation order that covers the Rakaia River.
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Greens would raid petrol tax to start house rental programme
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Green Party Finance Spokesman Russel Norman’s plan to raid the National Land Transport Fund to pay for his “Rent to Buy Housing Scheme”, shows a complete lack of knowledge of public finance in New Zealand.
Monday, 28 January 2013
EQC hits $1 billion and 30,000 managed home repairs
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Earthquake Commission’s Fletcher EQR-managed Canterbury Home Repair Programme has passed the billion dollar mark and is well on the way to completing 31,000 jobs.
Thursday, 24 January 2013
Danger still evident in Port Hills
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says a 40 tonne boulder that crashed through a house in the Port Hills last night is a graphic illustration of the ongoing unpredictability of the damaged land.
National War Memorial Park development on track
Realisation of a commemorative park alongside the National War Memorial in Wellington is a step closer with the opening of a new road diversion tomorrow to free up Buckle Street for the construction of a new underpass.
Christchurch CBD progress encouraging
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Petrol tax and road user charges to increase
The Government will increase petrol excise duty by three cents a litre on 1 July 2013, 1 July 2014 and 1 July 2015, Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says.
Monday, 17 December 2012
Residential red zone settlement date extended
A three month extension to the final settlement date for a small group of residential red zone property owners will ease a number of pressures they are facing, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.
Friday, 14 December 2012
Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 1 opened
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has today opened the South Island’s first Road of National Significance, the Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 1.
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Case for City Rail Link no stronger
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Sinclair Knight Merz report “City Centre Future Access Study” released this afternoon by Auckland Mayor Len Brown is a useful addition to the debate on long term transport management in central Auckland.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Govt responds to international freight report
The Government agrees with the Productivity Commission that there are opportunities to lift the performance of the international freight system, and is taking action to make this happen, Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Economic recovery programme launched
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has highlighted 20 key projects in the Economic Recovery Programme for Greater Christchurch, which was launched today.
Friday, 30 November 2012
First CBD commercial land purchases welcomed
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the first commercial property purchases for Christchurch’s CBD Blueprint Plan represent an important milestone in the city’s recovery.
Thursday, 1 November 2012
Infrastructure employment scheme launched
Next step for Clifford Bay ferry terminal
The Government wants to further test the viability of a ferry terminal at Clifford Bay in Marlborough, Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced.
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Residential land zoning complete
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Road maintenance recommendations welcomed
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed today's publication of the final report from the cross-sector Road Maintenance Task Force.
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Labour's "jobs crisis" doesn't stack up
Temporary stadium a resounding success
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is applauding the success of the new AMI Stadium in Christchurch, with figures following Tuesday night's All Whites versus Tahiti football match showing over 200,000 tickets have been sold since the venue's launch in March.
Saturday, 13 October 2012
Major milestone for Newmarket Viaduct project
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has marked a significant milestone this morning in the Government’s effort to improve Auckland’s motorway network.
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
TC3 workshop a positive step
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says he is confident progress was made today to overcome and minimise barriers to rebuilding on Technical Category 3 (TC3) land in greater Christchurch.
Christchurch convention centre process underway
Work on Christchurch's new Convention Centre Precinct is underway, with the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) and Christchurch City Council now calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from groups wishing to participate in the project.
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Important settlement milestone reached
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced an important milestone in the Government’s residential red zone offer process, with more than 6000 of 7860 property owners having signed agreements to sell their property to the Crown.
Port Hills review process announced
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced the parameters of the review of Port Hills land zoning.
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
SH2 upgrade between Napier and Gisborne
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced Cabinet approval for $4 million of funding for the design and construction of passing opportunities on State Highway 2 between Napier and Gisborne.
Rena compensation agreed
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says compensation agreements worth up to $38 million have been signed between the owners of the Rena and the Crown.
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Temporary Accommodation Allowance extended
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says residents whose dwellings have been seriously affected by the earthquakes can be reassured that financial support remains available, following the extension of the Government’s Temporary Accommodation Allowance (TAA).
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
More beds for workers made easier
Upcoming demand for workers’ temporary accommodation has prompted changes to the Christchurch City Plan and the Banks Peninsula, Waimakariri and Selwyn district plans to make the development process easier, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.
Friday, 14 September 2012
Port Hills rock roll zoning complete
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says all 37 remaining residential Port Hills properties at risk from rock roll have now been zoned red and eligible owners will receive a residential red zone offer from the Crown.
Thursday, 13 September 2012
$1 billion investment for education renewal in Canterbury
The Government will invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to restore the education sector in greater Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.