Emergency Management is a new approach to Civil Defence. The Civil Defence and Emergency Management Act 2002 (CDEM Act 2002) came into effect on 1 December 2002 and replaced the Civil Defence Act 1983.
A summary of the principal provisions of the Act including transitional arrangements, is available on the www.mcdem.govt.nzwebsite.
An Emergency Management regime does focus across the need to plan for readiness, reduction, response and recovery.
The Council has a current Civil Defence Plan. The Civil Defence Officer can assist in providing information as to how to prepare for and survive a Civil Defence Emergency. Further information is available from the Civil Defence Officer.
The following document provides the generic construction for how Westland District Council will interact with other agencies to manage CDEM incidents within its District - Civil Defence Plan.