Last Friday I attended the presentation by Mayor Bob Parker, Minister Brownlee and Roger Sutton in the Red Zone, giving an update on the status of the rebuild.
It was a very positive experience, we were positioned right beside the new Health facility being built in Kilmore St and heard of the shift from deconstruction and red zones to rebuild and the opening up of cordons. It is hoped that the central city cordon be lifted within six months and we are 90% of the way through the demolition process in the city.
The Ministers speech was content rich and an excellent summary of where we are at and where we are going. You can read on the Government’s website by clicking the following link:http://www.beehive.govt.nz/minister/gerry-brownlee/speech
It is well worth a read, whether you are directly involved in the Central city or not.
There is an increasing sense of positive progress in the city. It has been a long time coming but the good news is that it is going to be with us for a long time to come!