It has been revealed that the cost to restore the Christ Church Cathedral is far less than originally predicted.
The Anglican Church estimated the cost of restoring the Cathedral at around $220 million and said it would take about 20 years.
But the Greater Christchurch Building Trust said it would only cost $67 million to restore and only estimated it would take between five to seven years to cpmplete the project.
Earlier this month three design options were released with feedback currently being sought on the preferred choice.
The Anglican Diocese of Christchurch and the Church Property Trustees have setup a website to facilitate feedback.
Since then the website has had over 15, 000 hits.
More than 2,500 people have commented on the site.
Public forums have also been organised to gather feedback, 500 people have attended a series of forums to dicuss the issue in Christchurch and Auckland.
The period of public engagement will run until this Friday.
Acknowledgements: Television One News