They have now done that (sourced from here).
"Formal Commitment to build Cathedral in the Square
Yesterday Cathedral Chapter and Standing Committee formally requested the Church Property Trustees provide a cathedral on the site at Cathedral Square. Last night Church Property Trustees formally resolved to provide a building on the site in Cathedral Square for a cathedral.
This decision confirmed the on going commitment already made by these groups.
Church Property Trustees also resolved to take no further action to deconstruct the cathedral until further order from the court.
As well as this, CPT requested its engineers and other professionals to review the information presented by the Great Christchurch Buildings Trust (GCBT) to the court during the hearing and whether it changes their opinions on the maximum retention option. They also resolved to ask CERA for its view of the option proposed by GCBT.
Lastly CPT requested the Cathedral Project Group to consider any further advice received from professionals in engineering, architecture and others as appropriate and also to work further on design concepts and to report back to the CPT.
These decisions were unanimous.
These resolutions were provided to the court today in response to a request by Justice Chisholm in his interim decision on the high court hearing.
Update on Transitional Cathedral
Church Property Trustees are committed to the Transitional Cathedral project. Following the meeting of Church Property Trustees last night, a separate application will be lodged with the court to seek clarity on the comments made in the judgment so the Church Property Trustees can continue to act responsibly.
The judge did not say the building or funding of the Transitional Cathedral was illegal or unlawful.
The above is part of the process following the interim high court decision by Justice Chisholm.
The interim decision regarding the ChristChurch Cathedral hearing from Justice Chisholm was received on Thursday Afternoon - 15 November 2012.
Bishop Victoria, on behalf of CPT, says “We are pleased the decision to deconstruct the old cathedral and rebuild a new cathedral was confirmed by the Judge. As we have said since March the new design will be a mixture of old and new and it will be beautiful.”
The decision said “Everyone agrees that the decision facing the CPT was difficult: the timeframe was tight (this is not a criticism of CERA); complex engineering and other issues needed to be assessed; there were many competing considerations; and whatever option was chosen, a large shortfall in the funds required to complete the project seemed to be inevitable.”
It also said “ The trust remained a trust for the erection of “a Cathedral”. No term requiring a particular style, for example Gothic, was imposed on the trustee.” Along with the statement; "Any suggestion that the purpose of the trust is to preserve the Cathedral indefinitely is inaccurate and unrealistic."
CPT and Standing Committee will be taking time to consider all aspects of the 200 paragraph decision.
The judge does require CPT to formally commit to building a new Cathedral in the Square and they will be doing so.
Bishop Victoria said “The architectural firm, Warren and Mahoney have already been engaged to work on design and we completed the study tour with the architects in middle of year.”
Regarding the Transitional Cathedral:
The judge has not said the decision to build the Transitional Cathedral is illegal or unlawful.
The judge has not said the decision made on how to fund the Transitional Cathedral is illegal or unlawful.
The judge has queried whether in deciding to use insurance funds to help pay for the cost of building the Transitional Cathedral CPT fully understood the basis on which those funds were held.
The CPT is going to consider the question again in light of the comments made by the judge and:
a. his finding as to the terms of the trust on which the cathedral land and buildings is held; andb. his tentatively expressed view as to the trust on which the insurance funds are held."
Hmm. What is next? I am not personally clear where the judge goes with this, whether the Trust mounting the case will take it further, and whether the judge is going to rule in favour of the decision already made to sequester part of the insurance payout towards the costs of the transitional cathedral.
There will be a cathedral in our Square. It's gonna happen. Don't know when. Don't know what (design). Only know where!