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
  • Currently in construction, with completion mid-2017
  • The major LDRP project enhancing the capacity of Dudley Creek and construction of a piped bypass down Randall and Medway Streets
  • Works extend the benefits of the Mayoral Flood Taskforce Works.

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: St Albans Creek, Shirley Stream, Bings Drain, Upper Dudley Creek and Westmister Street
  • These investigations are ongoing and may identify new physical works packages.

Updates and news 

Dudley Creek consultation and decisions: