Brownlee 'astounded' by slow-moving quake repair
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 4:45p.m.
Earthquake Minister Gerry Brownlee is astounded at the lack of progress made in repairing quake-damaged social housing units by the Christchurch City Council.
EQC paid the council $21 million last year to start work on the over 450 houses closed by the quakes – but only five have been repaired.
Mr Brownlee says this is a performance issue and it needs to be resolved fast.
The Minister says he will be questioning the council on why the repair programme is moving so slow.
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2/02/2013 8:16:47 a.m.
mamma cass wrote:
Gerry Brownlee should get out his old woodworking tools and go fix them himself. It is a widely held view in Christchurch that he is ill-equipped for his current occupation and his time would be better spent sanding floorboards.
1/02/2013 7:37:02 p.m.
The govt gave the council 21 mil in oct last year. Point being what Mr Brownlee? That it has taken so long for you to get around to providing for housing for the misplaced by the govt or the fact that the council has not fixed it after 3 months?
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