Land drainage  |  14 Nov 2019

Christchurch City Council has agreed to sell 20 riverside properties that it bought because they were at frequent risk of flooding from the Heathcote River.

All the properties have been cleared of buildings and will be sold with a caveat in place that prevents any new structures being built on them.

“The properties we are looking to sell are all located in a High Flood Hazard Management Area and were purchased under our Flood Intervention Policy,’’ says Council Land Drainage Manager Keith Davison.

“They are not required though for flood management purposes and there are no future plans for them so the Council has today agreed they can be sold.

“There has already been some expressions of interests in the properties from neighbouring property owners looking to expand their gardens,’’ Mr Davison says.

The properties will be sold at market value through a tender process.