Christ Church Cathedral – Order in Council

The Associate Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Hon Poto Williams, will be seeking public written comment, following Cabinet approving the drafting of an Order in Council aimed at fast-tracking the reinstatement of the Christ Church Cathedral.

Associate Minister Williams says the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Act 2017 (the Act) was enacted to facilitate the Cathedral’s reinstatement, using Orders in Council (OiC), which can grant exemptions from, modify or extend specified enactments.

“Cabinet has given permission to draft an OiC to modify the process for future resource consent applications for the Cathedral.

The proposed OiC would make the reinstatement of the Cathedral more certain, prevent lengthy delays of up to two years and keep costs down.”

The Associate Minister is seeking public written comment from May 29 to June 22 on a document that explains the draft OiC, which is available on DPMC’s website.