Welcome to the SCIRT Learning Legacy site

We’ve learnt a great deal on our rebuild journey and want to share those lessons and successes with you.

We hope the information and stories on this site will benefit others who may be faced with similar challenges.

Ian Campbell
SCIRT Executive General Manager


The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) was a virtual organisation created in 2011 to rebuild Christchurch’s earthquake-damaged horizontal infrastructure. SCIRT’s job was to provide a cost-effective and efficient vehicle to quickly get the city’s civil infrastructure back on its feet.

SCIRT’s $2.2 billion five-and-a-half year programme was funded by the New Zealand Government and Christchurch City Council. It involved more than 700 individual projects across the city repairing and rebuilding underground sewage, stormwater and freshwater pipes, rebuilding wastewater pump stations as well as roads, bridges and retaining walls.