Christchurch is a low-lying city and there have always been areas that are prone to flooding during heavy rainfall, the Canterbury earthquakes worsened flooding in many areas of the city through damage to waterways and land.

Floor level requirements

The Council sets minimum floor levels to make sure properties are protected from the risk of flooding.

Floor level map

Find out more information about floor levels at your property using this online map.

Flood management

The ongoing work and activity being carried out by the Council to address flooding in the city, as well as Council decision and reports.