The Ministry commissioned the Canterbury Fact Finding Project report to look at the information on liquefaction and lateral spreading hazards that was known, available and factored into the zoning and development process in parts of Canterbury that were severely impacted by liquefaction and lateral spreading following the Canterbury earthquakes.
The areas covered by the study, and the time period it relates to, are:
- Eastern suburbs of Christchurch along the Avon River (1977 to 22 February 2011)
- Brooklands, Kaiapoi, and Kairaki/The Pines (1977 to 4 September 2010).
This report has been prepared by independent consultants on behalf of the Minister for the Environment. Neither the Minister, the Ministry for the Environment nor the Crown accepts any responsibility or liability whatsoever (whether in contract, tort, equity or otherwise) for the accuracy of the contents of this report or any action taken by any person who chooses to rely on information contained in the report
For more information about the Ministry's role, see the Ministry support following the Canterbury Earthquakes web page.