BOPCDEM Group Plan Submissions

The Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management Group (BOP CDEM Group) has prepared the draft Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan 2017 -2022 which is now available for public submissions.

 

Requirements under the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002

 

Under the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002, every CDEM Group must prepare and approve a Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan (CDEM Plan). These plans must state and provide for:

 

  • the local authorities that have united to establish the CDEM Group
  • the hazards and risks to be managed by the Group
  • the CDEM necessary to manage the hazards and risks
  • the objectives of the plan and the relationship of each objective to the National CDEM Strategy
  • the apportionment between local authorities of liability for the provision of financial and other resources for the activities of the Group, and the basis for that apportionment
  • the arrangements for declaring a state of emergency in the area of the Group
  • the arrangements for co-operation and co-ordination with other Groups.

 

The Act requires that CDEM Groups consult with the public over the development and review of their CDEM Group Plan and that interested persons may make submissions about the proposed plan to the CDEM Group. Each CDEM Group Plan must be reviewed after five years in operation.

 

Purpose of the Group Plan

 

The draft Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan 2017 – 2022 sets out how the BOP CDEM Group will respond to the challenges we have and how the operational arrangements of the BOP CDEM Group will work. The Group Plan outlines the five-year outcomes the BOP CDEM Group wants to achieve and the actions we will take to achieve these outcomes.

 

Submisison process for the Group Plan

 

The draft plan is available HERE and may also be inspected between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday at the Regional Council offices and may be inspected between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday at the Regional Council offices at: 

  • 5 Quay Street, Whakatāne
  • 1125 Arawa Street, Rotorua
  • 6 Rata Street, Mt Maunganui
  • 87 First Avenue, Tauranga  

and at any public library or district/city council in the region.

 

Copies are also available by emailing GroupPlan@boprc.govt.nz.

 

Any person can make a submission.

 

 

 

The closing date for submissions is 4 pm on 31st August 2017. An online submission form is availiable HERE or you can download a submission HERE form.

 

You may make a submission by sending a written or electronic submission to any of the following addresses for service:

Email to:     GroupPlan@boprc.govt.nz

Mail to:       Director, Emergency Management Bay of Plenty

                   Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management Group

                   C/O Bay of Plenty Regional Council

                   PO Box 364

                   Whakatane 3158

 

After the submission closing date, the BOP CDEM Group will publicly notify the availability of a summary of submissions and further submissions. Those who make submissions will have the opportunity to be heard.

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