Most of the Council's 1000 community facilities across Christchurch and Banks Peninsula were damaged to some degree in the 2010–2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

The Council's repair and rebuild programme began at the end of 2011. All the work is due to be completed by the end of 2020.

The length of time it takes to repair, rebuild or make a decision about a facility depends on the type of facility, the level of damage and the assessment and insurance process. Work includes fully assessing the damage, looking at the type of facility and the activities it needs to support in the future and the likely outcome of the insurance process.

Looking at the future of the building, scoping the necessary work, allocating the required resources, undertaking repairs or rebuilding all takes time. Decisions for one site must take place within the context of more than 1000 Council-owned facilities.

What's being worked on?

A report on progress with community facilities is produced every two months for elected members. You can read the August 2019 report on the Community Facilities and Heritage Facilities [PDF, 5.6 MB].