In an effort to help displaced Cantabrians find new places to live, two local councils have launched subdivision maps on their websites.
Like The Press's interactive online subdivision map, which has been running since late last year, the new council sites tell section buyers what is for sale and where.
Click here for the Christchurch City Council's new site, and scroll down to follow the links to information on current and future subdivisions.
Click here for the Selwyn District Council's site.
Both council sites have interactive maps, and clicking on icons opens pop-ups with more information about each subdivision, such as the number of sections and the name of the developer. The city council's future subdivision map also has details on what stage of the consent process the project is at.
Both councils say they have worked with developers and real estate agents to help put together the information about sections for sale.
Christchurch city councillor Sue Wells says land rezoned in the greater Christchurch area since the earthquakes will provide sections for more than 20,000 households in coming years.
Wells says developers indicate that there will be up to 6600 greenfield sections released on the market during the next two years, about 3170 of which will be in the city council area, mostly in the south-west and Belfast areas.
Selwyn mayor Selwyn Coe says enough land has been rezoned in Lincoln and Rolleston to provide approximately 8800 sections over the next 30 years. The council is currently working on releasing a further 1300 sections in Prebbleton.
Coe says the new website includes information on Selwyn's planning and subdivision processes, and includes driving distances from Russley, Hornby or Halswell.
For Waimakariri section hunters, similar information is on the way. Waimakariri District Council spokesman Rory Christie says a subdivision map similar to those put together for Christchurch and Selwyn will be available through the council's website soon.
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