Cera’s review pleases

A positive review of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has pleased chief executive Roger Sutton, who has defended the organisation’s transparency.

The Future Canterbury Network, an independent group of business and community representatives, released its report on the authority’s performance on Sunday night.

The panel of six concluded Cera had surpassed “reasonable expectations” in seven of nine categories, with its “shared recovery vision for the future” exceeding expectations with a mark of 3.29 out of 4.

However, the review criticised the organisation for its planning progress and lack of transparency.

Sutton said yesterday he was happy with most of the report’s findings.”I’m pleased to see that they’ve found a lot of positives with the work that we’re doing.”

He was “comfortable” with the level of transparency within the organisation, as well as its communication efforts.

“We all went into the job knowing that we weren’t going to keep all the people happy for all of the time.”

Sutton said he was happy with Cera’s performance, but acknowledged public frustration with the slow release of land reports.

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