With stabilisation plans set to start on the Cathedral once lockdown is lifted, Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Limited (CCRL) is working with the City Council touse a strip on Cathedral Square for construction purposes before the reinstatement process begins.
The strip will house a laydown, storage and temporary site accommodation to support the construction works associated with the reinstatement process.
In order for the CCRL and council contract to have a binding lease, a value must be considered. More commonly known as “peppercorn rent”, a nominal sum of $1 is usually where it begins.
CCRL are requesting that the building on site, previously used as a kiosk, be used as a visitor centre open to members of the public during the project duration.
The council is yet to consider a report on the proposal, which was deferred last week.