Showing posts from May 13, 2012

Extending the Red Zone deadline past 30 April 2013

As part of the Southshore rezoning the deadline for properties to be vacated has been extended beyond the 30th of April 2013 for the first time. This date was set last year when the first Red Zone announcement was made in June, based upon the state of affairs prior to the June earthquakes.

The explanation for the extension to the 30th of June 2013 is:
"Due to the timing of the Southshore decisions, property owners in Southshore would have had less than 12 months to accept the Crown offer and settle by 30 April 2013. The extension of the final settlement date to 30 June 2013 for these property owners is to allow them up to 12 months from the date they receive the offer to accept the offer and up to 13 months to complete settlement. This is consistent with the timeframe the most recent residential red zone property owners have had." There is no strong logic behind the two month extension to the 30th of June 2013. It is far too short a period, as other recently rezo…

CERA Rezoning announcements for Southshore, Parklands and the Port Hills

There has been a mixture of 198 Red and 203 Green for Southshore. The land going Red is that part of Southshore West closest to the estuary.
All of Parklands remains TC3 Green.
In the Port Hills 421 properties have been zoned Green. Looking at the land zone map there are still areas of White.
The Land zone map ishere.

CERA–Announcements for Southshore, Parklands and the Port Hills tomorrow

There will be an announcement on the Southshore, Parklands and Port Hills zones tomorrow (Friday) at 11.00am.The announcement will be live-streamed on

CERA video on the Southshore Orange Zone

CERA'S Jan Kupec has produced an 8 minute video about land damage in Southshore. It is a recap of the meeting held for Southshore residents in early April. The video is on Youtube here.

Canterbury statistics - house prices, rents, employment, migration and others

The Department of Building and Housing releases regional, building, and housing market statistics (key indicators) on a regular basis. The numbers they report are often quite different from those that make the headlines.

The May Canterbury Key Indicators are here, all of the May reports arehere.

Housing protest - Paying a visit to Gerry Brownlee’s Office

Otautahi Solidarity Network have posted information about "Paying a visit to Gerry Brownlee’s Office…" on Saturday the 26th of May at 2.00pm.

The visit will be to Gerry Brownlee’s Ilam Office at 283 Greers Rd. The main points at issue are:
The need for more social housingA sustainable rebuildHousing organised according to need not profitAcknowledgement of the real levels of homelessness and displacement in our cityA rent freeze for private and social housingA living wage and affordable housing for allNo shock doctrine housing policyA Democratic process for peoples' housing concerns to be heard There is more information on the Otautahi Solidarity Network blog here and on facebookhere. Additional information on the Action for Christchurch East blog here.