Translations now available to help residents shape a resilient Auckland

Publish Date : 24 Mar 2016
Help shape a resilient Auckland

Aucklanders can help make your city more resilient to disasters by commenting on the draft Auckland Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) Group Plan.

The summary document and online submission form are now available in Te Reo Māori, Mandarin, Hindi, Samoan, New Zealand Sign Language and spoken English to help Aucklanders have their say. 

Residents can contribute by providing feedback on the draft CDEM Group Plan by Monday 18 April.

The group plan is a guide to get Auckland ready, prepared, responsive, engaged and collectively supportive of responding and recovering to disasters that could affect Auckland at any time.

Councillor Sharon Stewart, Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group committee chairperson, says the feedback from Aucklanders is an important part of building strong, connected and resilient communities across Auckland.

“We need to work together to ensure that Auckland is as resilient as possible to the many risks it could face in the future,” says Councillor Stewart.

“Everyone, be it individuals, families, businesses or private organisations should have their say on Auckland’s draft emergency plan.”

CDEM Director John Dragicevich says Auckland’s level of resilience to a significant emergency or natural disaster affects all residents.

“Auckland is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world and we need to harness this to improve how we work with our diverse communities to make Aucklanders better prepared,” says Mr Dragicevich.

“This is your chance to have your say on how what we need to do as preparedness is everyone’s responsibility.”

Visit to provide your feedback on the draft CDEM Group Plan and view the alternative language versions available.

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