Increasing Southlander’s awareness of natural hazards in their area
is one of the goals set out in Emergency Management Southland’s draft
Group Plan, which is out for public consultation from Monday.
The Southland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan is
the guiding document for Emergency Management Southland and their
partners from 2017-2022.
Emergency Management Southland manager Angus McKay said a big
part of the Group Plan is looking at community engagement, and how the
organisation can best work effectively and efficiently with all areas of
“We’ve recently adopted our new vision – safer, strong
communities understanding and managing their hazards – and this Plan
outlines the steps we intend to take to get there.”
The plan sets three clear objectives for the next five years: an
increased community awareness of the hazards in their area, communities
taking greater ownership of their own readiness to minimise the impact
of an emergency on their lives, and to provide a leading document that
partner agencies can use to support their business planning.
Public submissions on the draft Group Plan are invited until 5pm on Friday 16 September.
For more information and to read a copy of the draft Group Plan, visit www.civildefencesouthland.govt.nz
or pick up a copy from the offices of Environment Southland,
Invercargill City Council, Gore District Council or the Southland