24 Dec 2018

Banks Peninsula landmark: Rebuild optimism despite large funding shortfall

9:14 pm on 24 December 2018

Backers of the restoration of the historic Governors Bay jetty say repair work could start as early as June next year.

Governors Bay jetty and Port Hills in the background in Christchurch, New Zealand

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However, about $2.3 million still has to be raised before the 300-metre jetty can be rebuilt.

Governors Bay at sunrise in winter. In the foreground iconic Flax leaves and flowers and in the bacjkground the Jetty and town of Lyttleton.

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The Governors Bay Jetty Restoration Trust is putting funding applications into the Rata Foundation and the Lotteries Commission.

The trust's secretary, Louisa Eades, said they're also hoping the Christchurch City Council, which has already contributed $535,000, will contribute more.

"A lot of these funding decisions are made between February and the end of June next year, so if it all comes together then we could start.

"If not then we would have to take a bit longer to raise it from community sources," Ms Eades said.