The council said it will cost approximately $NZ290 million to reinstate its infrastructure in the four identified areas.
The council has decided to enter into agreements with the following companies to manage the rehabilitation in specified areas:
- City Care – Halswell, where damage is estimated at $NZ20 million
- Downer NZ – Brooklands/Kainga, where damage is estimated at $NZ40 million
- Fulton Hogan – South Shore/Bexley, where damage is estimated at $NZ40 million
- McConnell Dowell/Fletcher Construction – Avonside, Burwood and Dallington where damage is estimated at $NZ190 million.
Christchurch City Council General Manager Capital Program Kevin Locke said the aim is to get contractors working in the affected areas as quickly as possible.
“We are using local contractors who have a proven track record of working on council projects, who understand the city and its infrastructure and who also have the project and construction management capability to manage contract works of this scale,” Mr Locke said.
Infrastructure work outside the four identified areas will be carried out with existing contractors and at the same time as the projects in the specified areas.