Land information

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This information about the land has been collated to help share the range of technical information, data, mapping and surveying, as well as cultural and historical knowledge that is available for the residential red zone. This information is not new – it comes from a number of sources and is being added to all the time.

By allowing people to easily review current knowledge about the state of the land and the things that might affect it – as well as its cultural significance, history and environment – we can help them understand the factors that may allow them to develop their ideas for the residential red zone.

We have been talking to people in the community about the way forward for the residential red zone, and one of the key things we have heard is that, to participate in the planning process, everyone needs access to the same information about the land. This is the start of that process.

We recognise the significance of our task – to leave a legacy for future generations.

See a video flyover of the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor residential red zones [linz.govt.nz]


Map overview

The map shows the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor, Southshore and Brooklands residential red zones. The map includes information about natural hazards, district plan provisions, the number of privately owned properties and sites of cultural and archaeological significance.

Map diagram of Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor, Southshore and Brooklands residential red zone

Download this map of the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor, Southshore and Brooklands residential red zones. (PDF 1MB)


This information about the land has been collated to help share the range of technical information, data, mapping and surveying, as well as cultural and historical knowledge that is available for the residential red zone. This information is not new – it comes from a number of sources and is being added to all the time.

By allowing people to easily review current knowledge about the state of the land and the things that might affect it – as well as its cultural significance, history and environment – we can help them understand the factors that may allow them to develop their ideas for the residential red zone.

We have been talking to people in the community about the way forward for the residential red zone, and one of the key things we have heard is that, to participate in the planning process, everyone needs access to the same information about the land. This is the start of that process.

We recognise the significance of our task – to leave a legacy for future generations.

See a video flyover of the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor residential red zones [linz.govt.nz]


Map overview

The map shows the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor, Southshore and Brooklands residential red zones. The map includes information about natural hazards, district plan provisions, the number of privately owned properties and sites of cultural and archaeological significance.

Map diagram of Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor, Southshore and Brooklands residential red zone

Download this map of the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor, Southshore and Brooklands residential red zones. (PDF 1MB)


  • Your knowledge of the land

    12 months ago

    Thank you for sharing your local knowledge and wisdom about the Ōtākaro Avon River corridor.

    The information you have provided will remain publically accessible here, and will help inform regeneration planning for the Ōtākaro / Avon River Corridor.


    Thank you for sharing your local knowledge and wisdom about the Ōtākaro Avon River corridor.

    The information you have provided will remain publically accessible here, and will help inform regeneration planning for the Ōtākaro / Avon River Corridor.


  • Land Information Viewer

    almost 2 years ago

    The Land Information Viewer is a tool you can use to find out information about the land in the Ōtākaro/Avon River Corridor. You can turn map layers on and off, query map items, measure distances and areas, change the background map and search for addresses and places.

    The Land Information Viewer is a tool you can use to find out information about the land in the Ōtākaro/Avon River Corridor. You can turn map layers on and off, query map items, measure distances and areas, change the background map and search for addresses and places.

  • Background on the residential red zone

    almost 2 years ago

    The Canterbury earthquakes and their aftershocks caused unprecedented and widespread damage to land and buildings in greater Christchurch.

    Following the 4 September 2010 earthquake, the Government, in its role as insurer through the Earthquake Commission (EQC), gathered a significant amount of geotechnical information about the damage that had occurred and the condition of the land. Gathering this information was intended to enable it to meet its liabilities in respect of land damage.


    The Canterbury earthquakes and their aftershocks caused unprecedented and widespread damage to land and buildings in greater Christchurch.

    Following the 4 September 2010 earthquake, the Government, in its role as insurer through the Earthquake Commission (EQC), gathered a significant amount of geotechnical information about the damage that had occurred and the condition of the land. Gathering this information was intended to enable it to meet its liabilities in respect of land damage.


  • Cultural, Archaeology and Heritage

    almost 2 years ago

    Ōtautahi/Christchurch lies within the Takiwā of Ngāi Tūāhuriri who exercises Rangatiratanga and Kaitiakitanga over the wider Christchurch area

    Ōtautahi/Christchurch lies within the Takiwā of Ngāi Tūāhuriri who exercises Rangatiratanga and Kaitiakitanga over the wider Christchurch area

  • Geotechnical information

    almost 2 years ago

    Some parts of Christchurch, including much of the eastern suburbs, are subject to multiple natural hazards, particularly the areas adjacent to the lower reaches of our rivers. Traditionally these hazards have included flooding and coastal hazards, which include coastal erosion and inundation.

    Many of these areas were significantly impacted by the effects of the Canterbury earthquakes. Damage was caused not only by the direct ground shaking affects, but more importantly the consequences of the secondary effects of liquefaction and basin subsidence.

    Some parts of Christchurch, including much of the eastern suburbs, are subject to multiple natural hazards, particularly the areas adjacent to the lower reaches of our rivers. Traditionally these hazards have included flooding and coastal hazards, which include coastal erosion and inundation.

    Many of these areas were significantly impacted by the effects of the Canterbury earthquakes. Damage was caused not only by the direct ground shaking affects, but more importantly the consequences of the secondary effects of liquefaction and basin subsidence.

  • Flooding

    almost 2 years ago

    Flooding can damage property and infrastructure, injure or kill people and animals and contaminate water and land. Many parts of Christchurch are prone to flooding. Floods are usually caused by continuous heavy rain or thunderstorms that can overwhelm the drainage system and cause rivers and streams to breech their banks. Coastal storms and, occasionally, tsunami can also cause flooding.

    Flooding can damage property and infrastructure, injure or kill people and animals and contaminate water and land. Many parts of Christchurch are prone to flooding. Floods are usually caused by continuous heavy rain or thunderstorms that can overwhelm the drainage system and cause rivers and streams to breech their banks. Coastal storms and, occasionally, tsunami can also cause flooding.

  • Contaminated land

    almost 2 years ago

    Some areas of residential red zone land may be contaminated with hazardous substances that could pose a threat to human health or the environment.

    Some areas of residential red zone land may be contaminated with hazardous substances that could pose a threat to human health or the environment.

  • Horizontal infrastructure

    almost 2 years ago

    Horizontal infrastructure includes roads and bridges, water pipes, sewer pipes and stormwater pipes.

    Horizontal infrastructure includes roads and bridges, water pipes, sewer pipes and stormwater pipes.

  • District Plan

    almost 2 years ago

    Christchurch City Council is reviewing its existing Christchurch City Plan and Banks Peninsula District Plan. These plans provide a framework for the management of land use and subdivision within the confines of the city and the peninsula.

    Christchurch City Council is reviewing its existing Christchurch City Plan and Banks Peninsula District Plan. These plans provide a framework for the management of land use and subdivision within the confines of the city and the peninsula.

  • Additional information

    almost 2 years ago

    This section contains other resources on the land in the residential red zone.

    This section contains other resources on the land in the residential red zone.