Consultation on the Chatham Islands Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan has now closed – thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts with us.

The Plan is yet to be adopted by Council. Click here to view the draft plan [PDF, 2.1 MB].

The Plan seeks to strengthen relationships between agencies involved in civil defence emergency management, and to encourage cooperative planning and action between the various agencies to deliver effective civil defence emergency management.

The Plan is a statutory requirement under the Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Act 2002, which requires the Chatham Islands Council to take the lead in identifying and reducing hazards. The Plan is operative for five years following its approval by the CDEM Group, and adoption by the Council and Minister of Civil Defence.

You can find out more about Chatham Islands civil defence emergency management on our Emergency Management page.