Parts of Christchurch have always been prone to flooding, and the earthquakes have only made the flood risk worse.
We have committed a significant amount of funding to our Land Drainage Recovery Programme over the next 10 years. Land drainage recovery projects include drains, flood retention basins, pump stations and stormwater pipe upgrades.
Projects are prioritised according to the impact of the earthquakes, social benefits and other long-term benefits such as improved water quality.
We will spend $262 million through the Land Drainage Recovery Programme on projects to reduce flood risk.
We heard concerns about Southshore, New Brighton and the Styx River catchment so we are: