Natural Hazards Management Strategy
This Consultation is closed.
The open period ran from 12:00pm 07 October 2016 to 5:00pm 18 November 2016 (closed 5 months ago).
Our region is an outstanding place to work, play and live. The forces that have helped shape this natural beauty also create natural hazards that affect all of us.
Councils around the region have agreed to work together to develop a draft Natural Hazards Management Strategy for the Wellington region.
Doing everything possible to prepare for these events means we can recover better and create a safer place to live.
The aim of the strategy is to guide research and planning for hazards.
The communities of the Wellington region work together
to understand and reduce risks from natural hazards
- to survive and thrive in a dynamic world.
Floods, sea level rise, earthquakes, weather events and climate change dramatically impact people and whole communities. Of course we can’t prevent or predict these events. But we can plan, prepare and adapt so that we reduce the impact they have on us. Localised events have a ripple effect.
We have already got a joint approach to managing civil defence through the Wellington Emergency Management Office (WREMO), Greater Wellington Regional Council, Kapiti District, Porirua City, Wellington City, Hutt City and Upper Hutt City Council’s (the council partners).
All these partners are comparing their hazard information on hazards.
From this comparison we have identified key issues, threats and challenges right across the region so we can now develop the joint strategy.
The consultation is now closed and no further submissions can be accepted.
Thank you for your interest in this process