Rebuild and infrastructure

This page contains links and information about:

  • The infrastructure rebuild
  • Natural hazard and land damage work.

Rebuild Programme

Find out about Council's infrastructure and community facilities rebuild.


The 2016 earthquake caused sizeable damage across our district. The damage to infrastructure and Council-owned assets is similar in scale to the damage to Christchurch's infrastructure and assets after the Canterbury earthquakes. The Council’s Rebuild Programme covers:

  • Local roads
  • Bridges
  • Stormwater
  • Wastewater and
  • Dinking/tap water systems (known as three waters) as well as
  • Council owned buildings and community facilities. 

There are 83 separate projects within the Rebuild Programme and it is expected to take up to 3 years to complete. 

Natural hazards and land damage

Find out about natural hazards and land damage in Kaikōura.  


Updates about how Council is working with owners of properties affected by land damage and increased natural hazard risk. 

Since the earthquake, Council has been building a good range of information to inform decisions. This includes a significant amount of geotechnical data including reports on subsurface testing, observed lateral spread and land stretching, aerial photography and ground elevations (eg. LiDAR), geotechnical surveys and building and infrastructure damage data.

Council has also been working with a range of other agencies and organisations to share information and reduce costs.

Useful links:

25 July 2018