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Rēhita ā-tuihono mō tētahi aromatawai tūraru e pā ana ki tētahi taonga kua pāngia e te āwhā

Register online for a storm-affected property risk assessment

Last updated: 16 April 2024

 

We need more information from storm-affected homeowners to accurately assess the risk of their properties.

You should know

Free risk assessments for flood and landslide affected homes will continue across Tāmaki Makaurau, with registration open until 30 September 2024.

See Recovery timelines for property owners for updated assessment and categorisation timelines for different category types. For latest figures on each category type and suburb, see our Categorisation update.

What a property risk assessment is

On 1 May, the New Zealand Government released an Update on assessment of affected properties post cyclone and flooding outlining the three property risk categories.

A risk assessment helps us determine:

  • how likely it is that future severe weather events would pose a risk to life
  • whether there is a way this risk could be managed so it is safe for people to live there.

It gives us the information needed to apply a risk category to your property.

Assessment of individual properties

The order in which we assess individual properties depends on:

  • whether the property was affected by flood, landslide or both
  • extent of storm damage
  • the location of the property and the possible interventions and improvements that can be made in the general area
  • whether the occupants have been displaced from their home
  • the complexity of the engineering assessment
  • when the homeowner submitted their assessment request form.

For more information, see Step-by-step guide to a flood risk assessment to learn the steps in a flood risk assessment process explained in a series of short videos.

Site visits from council engineers

When our engineers meet with property owners on a site visit, they will:

  • discuss the information they provided in their Flooding and landslide registration form
  • fill any gaps in their knowledge about how the property flooded
  • walk around with the owners to see where the damage occurred to help them identify the right solution for each property.

For more on this process, see our video, A brief guide to site assessments for flood affected properties.

Why flood risk assessments take time

There are a number of factors involved in assigning a property categorisation following a site visit. These are explained in a helpful video.   

 

Read the full transcript of this video.

Register your property details online

If you believe your property has a high risk for flooding or storm damage, you can register your property details online, even if you have not received a property categorisation.

This includes homes that were damaged in the recent storms but did not receive a placard following a council rapid building assessment.

To find out how we use the information you provide on the form, see How we use your flooding and landslide information.

How to register your property

Complete the form to register your property details with Auckland Council.


Flooding and landslide registration form 

 

 
Email propertycategory@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz if you need to add or change any details once you have submitted the form.

Important risk assessment considerations

The risk assessment gives us the information we need to apply a risk category to your property. 

A risk assessment has two parts:

  • An initial desk assessment based on existing information and any information you provide. The desktop assessments involve information collected from property files, photographs, published geological information and LiDAR data to calculate slope angles. This gives an indication of whether your property is likely to be low or high risk. It also tells us if a site assessment is needed.
  • An on-site assessment to look at your physical property. This will be required if we think your home could be high risk.

The site assessments will look at whether there are changes that can be made at your property or in the surrounding area to reduce the future risk to the home of serious flooding or landslides.

The position of your property in relation to flood protection infrastructure and stormwater systems is an important factor. See Property risk categories for details on the categorisation process. 

If there are not any practical and financially viable solutions and there is a risk to life, then it is likely your property will be Category 3.

If you are waiting for a risk category

We need to carry out thousands of assessments.

If you haven’t received an email from us yet, please understand we are working through a large number of submissions. We will get to your property as soon as we can.

You can continue repair work on your property while waiting for a category. See our guide 'Progressing work while waiting for a category' in Storm recovery documents to find out more.

Read our summary on the assessment process to learn more, or you can Get your own geotechnical report at your own cost.

Assessment process summary

Read our summary for the geotechnical and flood risk assessment process.

​Guide to reading risk assessment reports

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