Christchurch City Council's Dudley Creek flood remediation $48 million flood remediation scheme is currently in construction. When completed in mid 2017, the scheme will offer increased protection from flooding to more than 585 properties.

Map of work

Work the Council is doing to reduce flood risk in the Dudley Creek / Flockton area, through the Land Drainage Recovery Programme (LDRP)

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Dudley Creek long-term flood mitigation

  • $48 million. The major LDRP project enhancing the capacity of Dudley Creek with a piped bypass down Randall and Medway Streets. Bypass completed June 2017
  • All works including road reinstatement due for completion by the end of 2017
  • Work in St Albans Creek started mid 2017 with the replacement of the Hills Road Culvert
  • Increasing the capacity of St Albans Creek between Hills Road and Dudley Creek and replacement of culverts in Slater Street and Stapletons Road will be done in late 2017 and completed mid 2018.

Dudley Creek long term flood mitigation extensions

  • Council agreed to investigate possible extensions to the Dudley Creek long-term flood mitigation scheme to Francis Avenue, Thames Street and Geraldine Street
  • These investigations are ongoing and may identify new physical works packages.

Tay Street Drain / Kensington Avenue Pump Station (PS202)

  • $6 million. Constructed as a result of the Mayoral Flood Taskforce 2015
  • Now fully operational and pumping water from Kensington Avenue away from the Flockton Street area into Horseshoe Lake via the Lower Dudley Diversion.

Cranford Basin optimisation

  • $7 million. Concept design approved by the Council with estimated two-year construction period starting late 2016
  • This project will increase storage in Cranford Basin and extend the benefits of the Tay Street Drain Pump Station (PS202).

LDRP investigations

  • Investigations into other waterways surrounding the Flockton Street area: Shirley Stream, Bings Drain, Upper Dudley Creek and Westmister Street
  • These investigations are ongoing and may identify new physical works packages.

Updates and news 

Other work underway in this area

Street renewal updates and concept plans

Works notices and e-newsletters

Dudley Creek consultation and decisions: