12 Apr 2016

ChristChurch Cathedral decision to come soon

12:30 pm on 12 April 2016

An announcement on the fate of the earthquake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral is expected in the next two weeks.

An independent report released by the government last December found the cathedral could be restored at a cost of $105 million.

The report, by Miriam Dean QC, found it would be a complex and risky project, but could be complete by 2022.

At the time, the Anglican Church said it would consider restoration, after years of deadlock with the Great Christchurch Buildings Trust, who want it restored.

Another announcement on the church is due this month.

A spokesperson for Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee's office said they could not say when the announcement would be, but things were moving along nicely and were on track.