There has been widespread concern in the Christchurch community that Labour has rescinded some of the funding appropriated by National to support the rebuild of Christchurch, National Party Spokesperson for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says.
“With Labour’s recent record of promise and back track, it’s not surprising that the Christchurch community was worried that the funding set aside by National for Christchurch may not be available,” Mrs Wagner says.
“Fortunately, in response to my questions in the House today the Minister for Greater Regeneration Megan Woods has confirmed that they will honour National’s funding appropriations for Christchurch.
“Furthermore, in response to my questions concerning the $300 million extra for the rebuild Labour promised during the election campaign, both the Minister of Greater Christchurch Regeneration and Minister of Finance hinted that it would be part of Budget 2018.
“We look forward to the continuation of the funding that was promised by the previous National Government and know that the Christchurch community will be happy to have assurances that the rebuild will progress as planned.”