8 Apr 2024

Cost to rebuild Christchurch Cathedral gone up to 248 million

From Checkpoint, 4:45 pm on 8 April 2024

It's a monster budget hole that could mean Christchurch Cathedral remain in ruins.

The Christchurch Cathedral Reinstatement Trust said cost of rebuilding the iconic building has ballooned from 104 million to 248 million, following a four month project review.

It needs 30 million by August, when a meeting would be held on whether to mothball the project.

Councillor for Central Ward Jake McLellan speaks to Lisa Owen.