Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO)
The new Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) was launched on 2 July 2012 to manage Civil Defence Emergency Management services in support of the nine City, District, and Regional Councils of the Wellington region. This is an important development as disasters don’t abide by territorial boundaries and many of our people live in one part of the region and work in another. A shared approach to emergency management will enable our communities to be better prepared and will provide an ability to share resources to best effect.
WREMO is "home-based" in the earthquake-resistant Emergency Management building in Turnbull Street, Thorndon, and another purpose built facility in Laings Road, Lower Hutt. The WREMO staff however continue to work throughout the region, also operating from emergency management offices in Porirua, Kapiti, and Masterton.
This significant change sees Emergency Management restructured to provide two vital roles: building resilient communities and building and maintaining the structures, systems and teams that will enable our community to respond and recover from disasters.
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