The plans for a rebuilt Ministry, that have been lodged for building consent with Christchuch City Council, but which will now never come to fruition, since the land has been seized for one edge of a Bus Exchange!
Leaving Ministry where it is would have still left more than enough space for the buses, but this is just a sham by CERA to get rid of a facility that is not where they want it to be, in their sanitised neo-con future.
The same fate is condemning a number of other long-established Christchurch buildings and businesses
Another venue gone, and one which could have been up and running by year-end 2012
CERA [Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority] has released a city blueprint outlining that they will be seizing Ministry NightClub, demolishing it, and constructing a new bus exchange in its place. Its demise is not the result of quake damage – the choice to demolish is not safety related. Rather, this is a case of over-zealous “forward thinking” and a planning process that has not consulted the people of Christchurch apart from rugby players and conservative old-money families
Anyone who attended an event at Ministry will understand what it represents to the Chch music scene and what is at stake. SIGN and SHARE this petition. SHOW Cera that ChCh bassheads are citizens too. YOU deserve to have a say about what is to remain when the new city is built!
As things change and we have updates on the progress of the club, we will post it here.
Check this regularly for the latest news on our efforts to get the club open by the end of 2012!