On 23 December 2020, the Christchurch City Council granted the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project resource consent to undertake the substantive reinstatement works on the cathedral and its setting.
While physical work on stabilising, the cathedral began in May 2020, this new consent allowed for the:
- strengthening, repair and restoration of the main Cathedral building including the construction of a new west porch, tower and vestries
- superstructure of the main Cathedral building to be seismically strengthened and supported by a new foundation system including base isolation
- building of a new Visitors’ Centre with café, museum, retail and tower experience and the Cathedral Centre with a function room, amenities and administration offices; landscaping of the site is also allowed.