10 Oct 2017

Targeted rates for $10m cathedral grant

4:33 pm on 10 October 2017

The Christchurch City Council will use targeted rates to pay for its $10 million Christ Church Cathedral grant, if it gains approval.

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What remains of the famous cathedral. Photo: RNZ

The Anglican Synod voted last month to restore the cathedral, which has lain in ruins in the city centre since the Christchurch earthquake almost seven years ago.

Reinstatement came with a $25 million funding pledge from the government, as well as a $10 million grant from the Christchurch City Council.

The council voted today that, if approved, the grant will be paid for by targeted rates over the next six years.

It will now consult the public to determine if it will make the grant.

Rebuilding the cathedral is expected to cost about $108 million.