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Tests To Be Conducted On Council Housing Complexes

Christchurch City Council will be undertaking tests to some of its housing complexes to confirm that the properties are safe for their tenants.

The nine housing complexes identified may have been used as a site for waste deposit prior to Council housing being built on them. Please see the attached list of housing complexes involved.

Rob Dally, Property Manager at Christchurch City Council, said that the health and safety of tenants is the Council's first priority.

"Christchurch City Council is strongly committed to providing our tenants with a healthy and safe environment in which to live, and as such has developed a plan to identify and investigate all housing complexes which may have a history of use as a site for waste deposit. The Council will worked as quickly as possible to reassure tenants of a healthy and safe environment", said Mr Dally.

The Council provides low-cost housing for over 2600 people in Christchurch.

Housing is a self-funding unit within the City Council. Ratepayers funds are not required to carry out these tests.

Investigations will involve soil tests in the first instance.


Further information:

Rob Dally, Property Manager, Christchurch City Council, ph: 379 1660 extension 8500.

City Council Housing Complexes to be Investigated

Complex Location Reason Current No of Tenants

Capt. Thomas Courts Sumner (Ferrymead Ward) ex-gasworks site 20

Walsall St Riccarton (Spreydon Ward) possible ex-landfill 25

Louisson Courts Opawa (Heathcote Ward) possible ex-landfill 13

Avonheath Courts Redcliffs (Ferrymead Ward) possible ex-landfill 17

Angus Courts Sydenham (Heathcote Ward) ex-car yard 23

Shoreham New Brighton (Pegasus Ward) ex-landfill 26

Weaver Courts Sockburn (Riccarton Ward) ex-landfill 23

Sandilands Aranui (Ferrymead Ward) ex-landfill 42

Hennessy Spreydon (Spreydon Ward) ex-landfill 15 Total 204

Total number of Christchurch City Council housing complexes: 113 Total capacity of tenants in Council housing complexes is over 2,600


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