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Last reviewed: Mon, 20 Apr 2015

Facilities Rebuild Programme

Following the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes, the Council embarked on a major programme to look at the future of the 1600 residential and non-residential buildings it owns. The Facilities Rebuild Plan provides a framework for decision making about the work that will be carried out on all the buildings in the programme.

The Facilities Rebuild Programme ranges from larger facilities such as libraries and recreation and sport centres to smaller community facilities such as toilet blocks on local parks.

Facilities Rebuild Programme.

The facilities include:

  • Sport and recreation facilities
  • Libraries
  • Community housing facilities
  • Offices for Council staff and other development property holdings in the Central City
  • Facilities on sports grounds
  • Facilities on neighbourhood/ regional parks
  • Parking buildings and other transport facilities
  • Community centres and halls
  • Early Childcare Learning Centres
  • Heritage facilities

Some of the major rebuild projects include:

There are already a number of existing strategies in place that have been developed after public consultation and that are informing this process. The strategies include:

Other key Council strategies that are also aligned to this project include:

What's happened to date?

In 2011, the Council began undertaking the first phase of the programme, which saw it complete Detailed Engineering Evaluations (DEE) of all its buildings. (For more information about DEE assessments, visit the FAQs page).

The Council approved repairs to a number of buildings while its DEE assessment programme was progressing. (For more information visit the FAQs page). In September 2012, it prioritised 30 facilities for further investigations, funding, and where possible, repairs. Most of this work has now been completed.

On 4 September 2014, Mayor Lianne Dalziel announced the Council committing more than $40 million to fast-track the repair and rebuild of ‘priority’ community and heritage facilities across the city and Banks Peninsula.

The Council set aside a total of $29,087,059 for the repair and rebuild of community facilities and a further $11,703,596 for heritage facilities.

The funding will come from the Council’s Facilities and Infrastructure Improvement New Borrowing Allowance ahead of insurance discussions being finalised on the facilities. The proceeds of any insurance claim will be returned to the allowance.

To see a list of the community facilities and the heritage facilities prioritised for funding in 2014, please see below:

Community Facilities Priority One [PDF, 129 KB]
Community Facilities Priority Two [PDF, 705 KB]
Heritage Facilities Priority One [PDF, 119 KB]


Authorising Unit: Capital Programme

Last reviewed: Monday, 20 April 2015

Next review: Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Keywords: council facility, earthquake, programme, rebuilt