Waikato CDEM Group Plan

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The Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group has developed a plan that sets the direction for all civil defence and emergency management activities within the region.

This vital document looks at the hazards we live with, tells us how to prepare and what to do if an emergency occurs, and outlines the agreed roles of local authorities and emergency services. The plan is effective from November 2016, and will be formally reviewed every 5 years. 

About the Waikato CDEM Group Plan 2016-2020

The CDEM Group Plan is the foundation document for the Waikato CDEM Group. It covers the responsibilities of and the actions to be undertaken by the group in order to fulfill the requirements of the CDEM Act 2002.

The plan is based around the four Rs of emergency management:

Reduction

identifying and analysing risks to human life and property.

Readiness

developing capabilities before an emergency occurs.

Response

taking action immediately before, during or directly after an emergency.

Recovery

initiating activities after impact, and extending them until the communities capacity for self-help is restored.


The Waikato CDEM Group Plan also:

  • outlines CDEM measures necessary to manage the hazards and risks
  • states the objectives of CDEM activities and the relationship to the National CDEM Strategy and Plan
  • allows for the provision of resources for the activities of Group members
  • outlines arrangements for declaring states of emergency, and cooperation and coordination with other groups.

The CDEM Group Plan is primarily directed at those organisations and their personnel with a role in emergency management. It also seeks to assist the community in understanding the risks they face and the emergency management arrangements being implemented to manage emergencies.

The CDEM Group Plan therefore draws upon the planning, hazard, risk and emergency management expertise of local authorities, emergency services, welfare agencies, lifelines and other agencies within its area when preparing for and responding to emergencies.

Download the Waikato CDEM Group Plan

The Waikato CDEM Group Plan has been structured into twelve key parts, as follows:

Part 1 - Introduction: outlines the plan's purpose, legislative context, group members and overall direction.
Part 2 - Understanding and Communicating our Risks: defines the hazards and risks to be managed and outlines how this information is shared.
Part 3 - Reducing our Risks: outlines the risk reduction approach.
Part 4 - Being Ready - Our Communities: outlines the plan's purpose, group members and overall direction.
Part 5 - Being Ready - The Waikato CDEM Group: defines the hazards and risks to be managed and outlines all CDEM tasks for the next five years.
Part 6Response arrangements: describes how the group will prepare for, respond to and recover from civil defence emergencies.
Part 7 - Recovery arrangements: outlines arrangements for group funding, budgets and administration.
Part 8Partnership arrangements - Introduction: outlines the plan's purpose, group members and overall direction.
Part 9 - Our Structure: defines the hazards and risks to be managed and outlines all CDEM tasks for the next five years.
Part 10 - Monitoring and evaluation: describes how the group will prepare for, respond to and recover from civil defence emergencies.
Attachments - our hazards, action plan and glossary.

Waikato CDEM Group Plan

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