CDEM Group Plan

The Wellington Region Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan (2013 - 2018) came into effect on 1 July 2013 and is a statutory requirement under the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002 (the CDEM Act). 

The aim of the plan is to provide for a co-ordinated and integrated approach to the way significant risks and hazards in the Wellington region are managed. This will help ensure the community's social, economic, cultural and environmental well-being, as well as safety of people and property. The plan sets the direction for Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) in the Wellington region.

Section 48 of the CDEM Act requires each CDEM Group to prepare and approve a civil defence emergency management group plan for its area. Section 52 of the CDEM Act also requires that the proposed CDEM Group Plan be publicly notified and submissions invited from interested persons and or organisations.

CDEM Group Plans are developed through a consultative, multi-agency, all-hazards approach, incorporating the '4Rs' of reduction, readiness, response and recovery. Plans have a five-year operational period mandated by the CDEM Act. CDEM Groups have well-established processes for planning, monitoring and review of documentation.

View the 2013 - 2018 Civil Defence Emergency Management Group & CDEM Business Plan.

Additional Emergency Management documents

The CDEM Group Plan is supported by the:

Whereas the Group Plan provides the strategic direction (what and why), the Business Plan provides the how, where and when. The Business Plan (with its companion strategies) provides the direction for the WREMO Annual Plan as well as the operational plans of WREMO’s CDEM partners (Councils, Lifeline and Welfare organisations, DHBs and Emergency Services).

For more information regarding Civil Defence Emergency Management publications contact the Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office.

Updated August 26, 2021 at 4:42 PM

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