Information about Southshore and South New Brighton

In order to consider and develop a strategy for the future, it’s important that everyone has access to the technical information, data and mapping, as well as cultural, environmental and historical knowledge that’s available for the area.

This information isn’t new – it comes from a variety of previously published sources – but we’re bringing it all together here on our website and in hard copy at the Coastal Futures Hub (82 Estuary Road) to make it easy for people to access.

This information uses the internationally agreed best science data for climate change available at the moment and applies it to the local area. We know the data will change over time as new and updated information becomes available. We also know that, particularly with climate change information, we are dealing with a lot of uncertainty and not all people agree with climate change projections. We don’t know when change will reach a certain threshold, and what the extent of the changes will be.

However, this information is a starting point for the conversation about actions for how this area can adapt to the effects of climate change and have a positive, viable and certain future. Coming up with the actions to address the potential effects of climate change, and working out when they need to occur is called ‘adaptive planning’ and it’s what the Regeneration Strategy is all about.

Other communities will have the same kinds of conversations in the coming years, because climate change, including sea level rise, affects other areas in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula. However, Southshore and South New Brighton are the first because of the red zone, and Regenerate Christchurch’s role in planning for the future of that land.


How to find the information

Information about the area is divided into five parts – you can click on the links below or download PDFs from the sidebar.

Within each of the sections below you can follow links for further information and download fact sheets.


You can also help build our collective knowledge of the area by contributing your local knowledge and observations about the environment. Click on the Share Your Knowledge tab and drop a pin on the map, or visit us at the Community Hub at 82 Estuary Road.



In order to consider and develop a strategy for the future, it’s important that everyone has access to the technical information, data and mapping, as well as cultural, environmental and historical knowledge that’s available for the area.

This information isn’t new – it comes from a variety of previously published sources – but we’re bringing it all together here on our website and in hard copy at the Coastal Futures Hub (82 Estuary Road) to make it easy for people to access.

This information uses the internationally agreed best science data for climate change available at the moment and applies it to the local area. We know the data will change over time as new and updated information becomes available. We also know that, particularly with climate change information, we are dealing with a lot of uncertainty and not all people agree with climate change projections. We don’t know when change will reach a certain threshold, and what the extent of the changes will be.

However, this information is a starting point for the conversation about actions for how this area can adapt to the effects of climate change and have a positive, viable and certain future. Coming up with the actions to address the potential effects of climate change, and working out when they need to occur is called ‘adaptive planning’ and it’s what the Regeneration Strategy is all about.

Other communities will have the same kinds of conversations in the coming years, because climate change, including sea level rise, affects other areas in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula. However, Southshore and South New Brighton are the first because of the red zone, and Regenerate Christchurch’s role in planning for the future of that land.


How to find the information

Information about the area is divided into five parts – you can click on the links below or download PDFs from the sidebar.

Within each of the sections below you can follow links for further information and download fact sheets.


You can also help build our collective knowledge of the area by contributing your local knowledge and observations about the environment. Click on the Share Your Knowledge tab and drop a pin on the map, or visit us at the Community Hub at 82 Estuary Road.



Share your local knowledge

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Help build our collective knowledge of the area by contributing your local knowledge and observations about the environment. 

Drop a pin on the map and leave a comment or photo, or visit us at the Community Hub at 82 Estuary Road and add to our wall map.

Help build our collective knowledge of the area by contributing your local knowledge and observations about the environment. 

Drop a pin on the map and leave a comment or photo, or visit us at the Community Hub at 82 Estuary Road and add to our wall map.