Christchurch Zoning

Christchurch Flood Risk Zones May Be Expanded

April 2, 2014
When revised flood management maps were released in October 2012, nearly 2500 Christchurch properties were identfied as being at risk of flooding as a result of the city's earthquakes. As such, the Christchurch City Council will be expanding the flood zone by as much as 30% throughout the city. In these areas, all new homes and commercial buildings will be required to have their floor levels at a height that protects them from a one-in-200-year flooding event. Read the full article...

Zoning Affects Christchurch Land Values

March 17, 2014
The recent revaluations have left some property owners a little confused and the issue appears to be around zoning. It appears the zoning of your property has influenced the land value, not just house sales in the area. This becomes interesting when your property has been 'tarred with a TC3 brush' because you are in the proximity to a river (even though you are 80m away from it and elevated 50m and sit on bedrock and the geotech engineer says this...
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