Repairing flood-damaged houses in Auckland following recent flooding events


Extensive flooding was reported for Northland and Auckland over the last week leaving thousands of houses damaged by flood water, in most cases contaminated floodwater.

This page contains a summary of where information can be found for:

  • What is a designated area?
  • the assessment and repair of flood damaged houses

Designated area

A designated area is an area approved by the Mayor of Auckland on 31 January 2023 and allows a local authority to take specific actions under the Building Act to manage buildings in an emergency.  The designated area can remain in force after the state of emergency has been removed.

The link below explains what roles can be undertaken by the local council in a designated area. 


Repairing flood-damaged house should be undertaken in conjunction with the house insurer or the landlord.  Some useful documents are:

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