This page directs you to the agencies to contact for information and assistance on the regeneration of greater Christchurch, along with some useful contacts.
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) was established as a government department on 29 March 2011 to lead and coordinate the Government's response and recovery efforts following the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 in Canterbury.
CERA was disestablished on 18 April 2016 as the Government transitions from leading the recovery, to establishing long-term, locally-led recovery and regeneration arrangements.
Some of CERA's functions have wound down and other responsibilities are now carried out by the central and local government agencies below.
Responsible for providing support and services via the Community in Mind Strategy and Shared Programme of Action, and for monitoring and reporting on community wellbeing, including the delivery of the Community Wellbeing Index and Wellbeing Survey.
Community and Public Health
03 364 1777
See ‘Useful contacts’ below for who to contact for immediate wellbeing support.
Responsible for completing demolitions and land clearances (mainly in the Port Hills) and interim land management in the residential red zones.
Responsible for supporting the remaining residential rebuild and monitoring the public sector rebuild.
Responsible for delivering the Crown-led anchor projects and precincts in central Christchurch.
Responsible for developing regeneration plans and strategies in the central city, residential red zone, New Brighton and other potential regeneration zones.
Responsible for policy, planning, legal and monitoring support on a range of recovery and regeneration issues across the greater Christchurch region.
The My Property search tool, which allows you to search your property address to find its land zone and technical category, has moved.
It’s now called My Land Zone, and can be found on the Canterbury Maps website.
The CERA Document Archive website contains documents, reports, and public information released by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority and the Christchurch Central Development Unit between 2011 and April 2016.
The site is managed by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
0800 777 846
03 353 9007
0800 324 636
0800 326 243
03 379 7027
0800 777 299
0800 673 227
Enquiries for SCIRT should be directed to Christchurch City Council
03 941 8999
03 347 2800
03 318 8338
03 311 8900