Council works that have happened in the area since the earthquakes

Here's a map showing Council works in the area that have been completed, delayed or are currently under construction.

Below you can read a bit more about each of those projects. If you have any questions, get in touch.


Completed works

Works and location Description Council decision
Strengthening and raising stopbanks north of Bridge St to RL 11.4m and above.
Raising the stopbanks has been done in two separate projects.
The first was the emergency works which were enacted following the earthquakes with a series of lifts as the need arose to a level of 11.4 m CDD (SCIRT 2011). The more recent project has included some minor top up work to reinstate the 11.4 m CDD level, resurface parts of the stopbanks and install erosion protection in some locations (2017).
On 26 May 2016 Council agreed to fast-track work to strengthen and increase the height of parts of the temporary stopbanks to provide a greater level of protection from river flooding. This work, along with an ongoing maintenance programme, allows the temporary stopbanks to operate for up to 20 years
Bridge St bridge and approaches
Replacement of damaged bridge abutments and approaches with new structure including roadworks and reinstatement of services

Stormwater basin/pump station in reserve north of Bridge St (2015)
The construction of a stormwater basin, pump station and associated infrastructure and planting was approved by Council in October 2013. Construction was completed in 2015.
On 13 March 2013 part of Bridge Reserve was reclassified by the Council Hearings Panel to function as Local Purpose (Utility) Reserve to allow for construction of a retention basin. In October 2013 Council approved the stormwater basin, pump station and associated infrastructure and planting. On 19 December 2013 Council approved the allocation of betterment funds for Bridge Street Reserve Pumping Station Building ($21,257)
Repairs to wastewater gravity network in South New Brighton and pump station 37
Repair of Pump Station 37 (Estuary Road) and wastewater gravity network in South New Brighton (and New Brighton)

Installation of wastewater pressure system Southshore/South New Brighton
Installation of wastewater pressure system in southern part of South New Brighton and Southshore.

Jetty repairs (2017)
The jetty, carpark and boat ramps were damaged in the earthquakes. The jetty repairs were completed in 2017, and the carpark and public boat ramp repaired in 2018.
No Community Board decision was required to approve the repair of the jetty, carpark and boat ramp as they were approved through the South New Brighton Reserves Development Plan 2014.
Carpark and public boat ramp repairs (2018)
Removal of unsafe trees in South New Brighton Park (2011/2012 – ongoing)
Following the earthquakes many trees died, fell over, or became unstable. Large numbers of unsafe trees were removed in 2011/2012. Removal of unsafe trees continues, and replacements are being undertaken as in the South New Brighton Reserves Management Plan.

Restoration planting projects in South New Brighton Park (Ebbtide St to Bridge St)
A restoration project is based at South New Brighton Park supported by CCC and the Avon Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust. Monthly working bees involving planting, weeding, watering, mulching, pruning and collecting litter.

Emergency works adjacent to the South New Brighton Holiday Park, constructed during the January 2018 floods.


Jellicoe Marsh bund and temporary haul road constructed as emergency works (2017)
Emergency work was carried out in July 2017 - in South New Brighton Park the Jellicoe Marsh bund and temporary haul road were constructed with aggregate along 200m of the existing access way.

Repair of the boardwalk, bridge and shore protection in Jellicoe Marsh (2017)
In March 2017 the Community Board approved the repair of the boardwalk, bridge and shore protection. Work was completed in 2017.
On 4 December 2016 the Community Board agreed to the removal of the boardwalk for health and safety reasons, and on 20 March 2017 approved the repair the boardwalk, bridge and shore protection.
Maintenance of Ebbtide St stopbank (2014), with further repairs (2017)
In August 2014 the Mayoral Flood Taskforce prioritised maintenance work on the Ebbtide St stopbank which was completed by October 2014, with further repairs in 2017.
Mayoral Flood Taskforce Report in August 2014 recommended maintenance work on the Ebbtide St stopbank to prevent possible sea breaching along this section putting the road at risk.
CERA/LINZ bund constructed following RRZ land clearance
A bund was constructed when the red zone land was cleared by CERA/LINZ. It was not extended across road ends or on to private property. It has a height that varies between RL 11.0m-11.4m.
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Emergency works on bund to fill gaps at road ends and private property to RL 11.2m (2017)
Emergency works were carried out by Council in July 2017 - at the low points at Heron, Penguin, Plover and Tern streets, and over privately owned land at 44A and 78 Rocking Horse Road. The works have been partially stabilised with additional compaction, levelling and widening and have had topsoil and hydro seed applied.
On 24 August 2017 staff presented a report to Council which included a report from Beca ‘Southshore Short Term Floodplain Management Options’ which assessed concept options for flood risk reduction from Bridge Street south. The Council approved the stabilisation of the July 2017 emergency works.
Replacement stormwater outfalls in Southshore (2014)
Stormwater outfalls in Southshore were replaced at Estuary Rd, Caspian St, 16, 38/40, 62 Rocking Horse Rd, Plover St, Tern St, Stilt Ln

Installation of wastewater pressure system in Southshore and South New Brighton (SCIRT).


Repairs to wastewater gravity network in South New Brighton and pump station 37 (SCIRT).



Works under construction

Works and location Description Council decision
Extension of stopbanks for 185m south of Bridge St (2019)
The work has been consented and will be constructed during 2019.
On 26 April 2018 the Council agreed to progress the extension of the Avon River/ Ōtākaro stopbanks for 185m within the immediate vicinity of Bridge St.
Stabilising and landscaping bunds at Jellicoe Marsh (2019).
The work has been consented and will be constructed during 2019.
On 24 August 2017, the Council agreed to stabilise an emergency bund constructed in July 2017.
Rock protection near 44a Rocking Horse Road and at the Heron Street Road end, and three new stormwater manholes (2019).
The work has been consented and will be constructed during 2019.



Works delayed or pending

Works and location Description Council decision
Possible bund from Bridge St to the South New Brighton Jetty. Deferred by Council April 2018. Being considered as part of response to 9 May 2019 Council resolution
A bund from Bridge St to the South New Brighton jetty was approved by Council in October 2017 as a short term, temporary intervention to reduce flooding risks south of Bridge Street. The bund would have a design life of 20 years, but would not address groundwater seepage or provide earthquake resilience. In April 2018 this was deferred by Council as updated modelling identified a reduction in risk of properties flooding.

On 24 August 2017 Council considered a Beca report ‘Southshore Short Term Floodplain Management Options’ with concept options for flood risk reduction from Bridge Street south. Council referred the report to the Community Board to consider the options to build new bunds through South New Brighton Park behind the campground to the jetty, and a new bund behind Seafield Place.
On 4 September 2017 the Community Board considered the options and recommended to Council to approve the proposed bunding from Bridge Street to the Jetty on the existing pathway. From the jetty to the boardwalk the Board recommended repairing the Reno mattresses and if required building a bund close to the repaired edge of the estuary.
On 10 October 2017 the Council received the Community Board recommendations and agreed to the extension of the bund from Bridge St to the Jetty, but deferred the extension to the bund proposed from the Yacht Club to the boardwalk
On 26 April 2018 the Council received further advice on flood risk and deferred the short-term bund between Bridge Street and the Jetty that had been previously approved.
Possible extension of the bund from Jellicoe Marsh boardwalk to the Jetty. Deferred by Council October 2017. Being considered as part of response to 9 May 2019 Council resolution.
In October 2017 consideration of an extension to the bund from the Jellicoe Marsh boardwalk to the jetty was deferred by Council, awaiting further advice once the 2017 Coastal Hazards Assessment Report was received and consideration had been given to the regeneration strategy for South New Brighton and Southshore.
The bund would have a design life of 20 years, but would not address groundwater seepage or provide earthquake resilience.
South New Brighton Park erosion management options (Draft report 2019). Being considered as part of response to 9 May 2019 Council resolution.
Reno mattresses and gabion baskets on this estuary edge have been damaged by earthquakes and storm events. In May 2019 Jacobs completed a draft report on possible management options of the estuary edge - South New Brighton Park Erosion – Strategy and Options Report.
Jacobs completed a draft report on their investigation into possible management options with their findings presented to the Community Board on 3 May 2019. Draft C of the report was circulated to the Board on 23 May 2019. This report will be considered in responding to the Council resolution of 9 May 2019.

Here's a map showing Council works in the area that have been completed, delayed or are currently under construction.

Below you can read a bit more about each of those projects. If you have any questions, get in touch.


Completed works

Works and location Description Council decision
Strengthening and raising stopbanks north of Bridge St to RL 11.4m and above.
Raising the stopbanks has been done in two separate projects.
The first was the emergency works which were enacted following the earthquakes with a series of lifts as the need arose to a level of 11.4 m CDD (SCIRT 2011). The more recent project has included some minor top up work to reinstate the 11.4 m CDD level, resurface parts of the stopbanks and install erosion protection in some locations (2017).
On 26 May 2016 Council agreed to fast-track work to strengthen and increase the height of parts of the temporary stopbanks to provide a greater level of protection from river flooding. This work, along with an ongoing maintenance programme, allows the temporary stopbanks to operate for up to 20 years
Bridge St bridge and approaches
Replacement of damaged bridge abutments and approaches with new structure including roadworks and reinstatement of services

Stormwater basin/pump station in reserve north of Bridge St (2015)
The construction of a stormwater basin, pump station and associated infrastructure and planting was approved by Council in October 2013. Construction was completed in 2015.
On 13 March 2013 part of Bridge Reserve was reclassified by the Council Hearings Panel to function as Local Purpose (Utility) Reserve to allow for construction of a retention basin. In October 2013 Council approved the stormwater basin, pump station and associated infrastructure and planting. On 19 December 2013 Council approved the allocation of betterment funds for Bridge Street Reserve Pumping Station Building ($21,257)
Repairs to wastewater gravity network in South New Brighton and pump station 37
Repair of Pump Station 37 (Estuary Road) and wastewater gravity network in South New Brighton (and New Brighton)

Installation of wastewater pressure system Southshore/South New Brighton
Installation of wastewater pressure system in southern part of South New Brighton and Southshore.

Jetty repairs (2017)
The jetty, carpark and boat ramps were damaged in the earthquakes. The jetty repairs were completed in 2017, and the carpark and public boat ramp repaired in 2018.
No Community Board decision was required to approve the repair of the jetty, carpark and boat ramp as they were approved through the South New Brighton Reserves Development Plan 2014.
Carpark and public boat ramp repairs (2018)
Removal of unsafe trees in South New Brighton Park (2011/2012 – ongoing)
Following the earthquakes many trees died, fell over, or became unstable. Large numbers of unsafe trees were removed in 2011/2012. Removal of unsafe trees continues, and replacements are being undertaken as in the South New Brighton Reserves Management Plan.

Restoration planting projects in South New Brighton Park (Ebbtide St to Bridge St)
A restoration project is based at South New Brighton Park supported by CCC and the Avon Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust. Monthly working bees involving planting, weeding, watering, mulching, pruning and collecting litter.

Emergency works adjacent to the South New Brighton Holiday Park, constructed during the January 2018 floods.


Jellicoe Marsh bund and temporary haul road constructed as emergency works (2017)
Emergency work was carried out in July 2017 - in South New Brighton Park the Jellicoe Marsh bund and temporary haul road were constructed with aggregate along 200m of the existing access way.

Repair of the boardwalk, bridge and shore protection in Jellicoe Marsh (2017)
In March 2017 the Community Board approved the repair of the boardwalk, bridge and shore protection. Work was completed in 2017.
On 4 December 2016 the Community Board agreed to the removal of the boardwalk for health and safety reasons, and on 20 March 2017 approved the repair the boardwalk, bridge and shore protection.
Maintenance of Ebbtide St stopbank (2014), with further repairs (2017)
In August 2014 the Mayoral Flood Taskforce prioritised maintenance work on the Ebbtide St stopbank which was completed by October 2014, with further repairs in 2017.
Mayoral Flood Taskforce Report in August 2014 recommended maintenance work on the Ebbtide St stopbank to prevent possible sea breaching along this section putting the road at risk.
CERA/LINZ bund constructed following RRZ land clearance
A bund was constructed when the red zone land was cleared by CERA/LINZ. It was not extended across road ends or on to private property. It has a height that varies between RL 11.0m-11.4m.
-
Emergency works on bund to fill gaps at road ends and private property to RL 11.2m (2017)
Emergency works were carried out by Council in July 2017 - at the low points at Heron, Penguin, Plover and Tern streets, and over privately owned land at 44A and 78 Rocking Horse Road. The works have been partially stabilised with additional compaction, levelling and widening and have had topsoil and hydro seed applied.
On 24 August 2017 staff presented a report to Council which included a report from Beca ‘Southshore Short Term Floodplain Management Options’ which assessed concept options for flood risk reduction from Bridge Street south. The Council approved the stabilisation of the July 2017 emergency works.
Replacement stormwater outfalls in Southshore (2014)
Stormwater outfalls in Southshore were replaced at Estuary Rd, Caspian St, 16, 38/40, 62 Rocking Horse Rd, Plover St, Tern St, Stilt Ln

Installation of wastewater pressure system in Southshore and South New Brighton (SCIRT).


Repairs to wastewater gravity network in South New Brighton and pump station 37 (SCIRT).



Works under construction

Works and location Description Council decision
Extension of stopbanks for 185m south of Bridge St (2019)
The work has been consented and will be constructed during 2019.
On 26 April 2018 the Council agreed to progress the extension of the Avon River/ Ōtākaro stopbanks for 185m within the immediate vicinity of Bridge St.
Stabilising and landscaping bunds at Jellicoe Marsh (2019).
The work has been consented and will be constructed during 2019.
On 24 August 2017, the Council agreed to stabilise an emergency bund constructed in July 2017.
Rock protection near 44a Rocking Horse Road and at the Heron Street Road end, and three new stormwater manholes (2019).
The work has been consented and will be constructed during 2019.



Works delayed or pending

Works and location Description Council decision
Possible bund from Bridge St to the South New Brighton Jetty. Deferred by Council April 2018. Being considered as part of response to 9 May 2019 Council resolution
A bund from Bridge St to the South New Brighton jetty was approved by Council in October 2017 as a short term, temporary intervention to reduce flooding risks south of Bridge Street. The bund would have a design life of 20 years, but would not address groundwater seepage or provide earthquake resilience. In April 2018 this was deferred by Council as updated modelling identified a reduction in risk of properties flooding.

On 24 August 2017 Council considered a Beca report ‘Southshore Short Term Floodplain Management Options’ with concept options for flood risk reduction from Bridge Street south. Council referred the report to the Community Board to consider the options to build new bunds through South New Brighton Park behind the campground to the jetty, and a new bund behind Seafield Place.
On 4 September 2017 the Community Board considered the options and recommended to Council to approve the proposed bunding from Bridge Street to the Jetty on the existing pathway. From the jetty to the boardwalk the Board recommended repairing the Reno mattresses and if required building a bund close to the repaired edge of the estuary.
On 10 October 2017 the Council received the Community Board recommendations and agreed to the extension of the bund from Bridge St to the Jetty, but deferred the extension to the bund proposed from the Yacht Club to the boardwalk
On 26 April 2018 the Council received further advice on flood risk and deferred the short-term bund between Bridge Street and the Jetty that had been previously approved.
Possible extension of the bund from Jellicoe Marsh boardwalk to the Jetty. Deferred by Council October 2017. Being considered as part of response to 9 May 2019 Council resolution.
In October 2017 consideration of an extension to the bund from the Jellicoe Marsh boardwalk to the jetty was deferred by Council, awaiting further advice once the 2017 Coastal Hazards Assessment Report was received and consideration had been given to the regeneration strategy for South New Brighton and Southshore.
The bund would have a design life of 20 years, but would not address groundwater seepage or provide earthquake resilience.
South New Brighton Park erosion management options (Draft report 2019). Being considered as part of response to 9 May 2019 Council resolution.
Reno mattresses and gabion baskets on this estuary edge have been damaged by earthquakes and storm events. In May 2019 Jacobs completed a draft report on possible management options of the estuary edge - South New Brighton Park Erosion – Strategy and Options Report.
Jacobs completed a draft report on their investigation into possible management options with their findings presented to the Community Board on 3 May 2019. Draft C of the report was circulated to the Board on 23 May 2019. This report will be considered in responding to the Council resolution of 9 May 2019.