$10k–$100k repairs by PMO update
The Project Management Office, run by Fletcher Construction as agent for EQC, is setting up two hubs per month up to the end of April 2011. This will take the number of geographical hubs to 12 at that point.
The hubs are basically site offices for the repair work in that area. Those established so far are Halswell, Rolleston, Kaiapoi, Fendalton, and Rangiora. Spreydon/Heathcote and Hagley/Ferrymead are being established at present. These will be followed by Malvern/Ellesmere/Springs, Banks Peninsula, Burwood/Pegasus, and Shirley/Papanui.
The number of homes being repaired is now beginning to increase as the project becomes established. By the end of January about 350 homes will be at the point where the work required has been scoped and the resources needed have been identified. The physical repair work will have started in about 200 of those. The numbers will grow quickly from that point on.
To date, about 3,000 contractors have entered the accreditation process, which verifies their qualifications and experience to carry out the work. More than 600 have followed procedures to become accredited within the PMO project to date. In most cases there is a team of trades people working with the contractor making the application, so the total number of trades people involved in the earthquake recovery work will be in the thousands.
The Project Management Office is responsible for repairs valued in the range from approximately $10,000 to $100,000 plus GST.