The Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Act 2002 requires the establishment of CDEM Groups made up of local authorities within the region working in partnership with emergency services, lifeline utilities and others to deliver CDEM at the local level.
This plan provides the framework to enable the effective and efficient management of regionally significant hazards and risks for which a coordinated and integrated approach is required by agencies in support of communities throughout the region. The Plan sets out the strategic direction and objectives for the West Coast.
The CDEM Plan seeks to:
Encourage cooperative planning and action between roles and functions of hazard and emergency management and within local communities; and
Strengthen relationships between agencies involved in CDEM; and
Provide information on the hazards and risks in the CDEM Group, and document the principles of operation within which agencies involved in CDEM agree to cooperate.