Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority createdThe Prime Minister has announced details of the new body in charge of the Christchurch earthquake recovery effort.
The Prime Minister has announced details of the new body in charge of the Christchurch earthquake recovery effort.
The Government has created a new, stand-alone authority - the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, or CERA.
John Key says it will provide leadership and coordination of the ongoing recovery effort.
CERA will have a life-span of five years and its operations will be reviewed annually.
Its interim chief executive will be Deputy State Service's Commissioner John Ombler.
Mr Key says the rebuilding in Christchurch will be a long and complex task which will require huge resources.
It is vital to move forward with business recovery and getting vital infrastructure running.
An Order in Council will have to be made to establish the new body, and that's due to happen within weeks.
"The new authority will pull together the resources of central government and coordinate them so we have an effective timely recovery," he said in a press conference yesterday.
Video of John Key announcing the creation of CERA
by NZPA -
30 March 2011