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SCIRT (The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team) is responsible for rebuilding horizontal infrastructure in Christchurch following the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Ultimately we are responsible to the people of Christchurch and New Zealand.

SCIRT is made up of local people from many organisations.


The head contractual agreement within SCIRT is an alliance between owner participants and non-owner participants.

The owner participant organisations included CERA until 18 April 2016 when it was transferred to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The non-owner participant organisations are:

There are also many other Christchurch-based companies, who are part of SCIRT, playing a vital role in delivering the SCIRT programme of work.

What is an alliance?

An alliance is a form of contractual agreement between multiple parties created to align all participants to common goals and objectives. This is a proven way to deliver outstanding results for major infrastructure projects, especially where there is a high level of uncertainty. Infrastructure alliances encourage innovation and value for money. In an alliance, all partners have shared goals and make decisions that are best for the project. Alliance partners are bound by a commercial model in which they all either succeed or fail together.

Our city's infrastructure rebuild follows an alliance model to:

  • harness the expertise of the public and private sectors
  • promote information sharing and collaboration
  • manage the many risks and opportunities that will develop as works progress.

All of the organisations involved commit to working closely together to provide the best result for the city.

SCIRT mindsets and values SCIRT behaviours
  • best for communities
  • open to new ways and perspectives
  • collectively we are stronger
  • generous with trust
  • Zero Harm
  • developing our people
  • listening actively
  • having honest conversations
  • working together
  • having the courage to speak up
  • leading by example and walking the talk
  • striving for excellence


SCIRT exists for and answers to our clients, the people of Christchurch and New Zealand.

SCIRT's Management Team. From left: Mason Tolerton,
David Hanham, Linda McGregor, Tim Mason,
Richard McDowell, Ian Campbell, Ross Herrett, Paula Lock,
Clare Ansley (Executive Assistant),Rod Cameron.

Our Board is the board of directors for the Alliance. The Board is made up of senior executive managers from both the owner and non-owner participant organisations.

The Board provides direction to our Management Team, who are the full-time operational leaders of SCIRT. The Management Team leads head office and delivery operations.

An Integrated Services Team provides the overarching tactical co-ordination for the infrastructure rebuild. Professional Services Consultants provide the design services for the SCIRT programme of work. The Integrated Services Team plan the important infrastructure rebuilding work ultimately delivered by our Delivery Teams.

Our Delivery Teams are responsible for the day-to-day delivery of works. Our Delivery Teams are:

Delivery of our important rebuild work is very ably supported by local sub-contractors and suppliers. The Delivery Teams employ sub-contractors directly. Local businesses wanting to work with us as sub-contractors should approach Delivery Teams directly.