Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011

Before its repeal, this Act was administered by: Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority
  • repealed
  • Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011: repealed, on 19 April 2016, by section 146(1) of the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 (2016 No 14).

Reprint as at 19 April 2016

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Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011

Public Act
2011 No 12
Date of assent
18 April 2011
see section 2

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011: repealed, on 19 April 2016, by section 146(1) of the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 (2016 No 14).


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.


5Act binds the Crown
6Community forum
7Cross-party forum
8Functions of Minister
9Functions of chief executive
10Powers to be exercised for purposes of this Act
11Chief executive to develop Recovery Strategy for Minister’s consideration
12Process for developing Recovery Strategy
13Public notification of draft Recovery Strategy
14Changes to Recovery Strategy
15Effect of Recovery Strategy
16Recovery Plans generally
17Recovery Plan for CBD
18Relationship between Recovery Plans and Recovery Strategy
19Development of Recovery Plans
20Public notification of draft Recovery Plans
21Approval of Recovery Plans
22Changes to Recovery Plan
23Councils not to act inconsistently with Recovery Plan on and from its notification
24Councils to amend documents if required
25Section 88A(1A) of Resource Management Act 1991 not to apply
26Relationship to other instruments
27Suspension of plan, etc
28Council contracts that require chief executive’s consent
29Requiring information to be given
30Dissemination of information
31Commissioning reports
33Authorised person may enter premises
34Exercise of power of entry
35Approval of cadastral survey datasets
36New surveys
39Provisions relating to demolition or other works
40Compensation for demolition of buildings
41Compensation for damage to other property caused by demolition of building
42Offences relating to works
43Subdividing land, etc
44Temporary buildings
45Access to areas or buildings
46Closing and stopping roads, etc
47Offences relating to access and roads
48Directions to take or stop taking action
49Minister may require council or council organisation to perform function, etc
50Call-in notices
51Requiring structural survey
52Power to direct owner to act for benefit of adjoining or adjacent owners
53Acquiring or disposing of property
54Notice of intention to take land
56Proclamation to be registered
57Vacant possession
58Certain land must be offered back
59Application of Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998
60When this subpart applies
61Meaning of compensation
62Entitlement to compensation
63Procedure for claiming compensation
64Minister determines compensation
65Time for making determination
66Exercise of power unaffected by claim for compensation
67No compensation except as provided by this Act
69Exceptions to exclusion of appeals
70Appeal from High Court and in some cases from Court of Appeal
71Governor-General may make Orders in Council for purpose of Act
72Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Review Panel
73Function of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Review Panel
74Procedure for recommending Order in Council
75Further provisions about Orders in Council
76Application of Legislation Act 2012
77Power of chief executive to order compliance
78Service of compliance order
79Appeal to High Court
80Appeal to Court of Appeal
81Offence of breaching compliance order
82Power of courts to extend or shorten time
83Protection from liability
84Actions of emergency management personnel
85Continuation of emergency management measures
86Civil defence emergency management not affected by this Act if further emergency occurs
87Transfer of Crown contracts, etc
88Quarterly report on operation of this Act
89Repeal and savings
90Orders in Council amended
91Commission dissolved
92Annual reviews of Act
93Expiry and revocations
Reprint notes

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: