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CDEM Resilience Fund

This guideline is to provide information for local authorities seeking to apply for funding from the Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Resilience Fund.

The guideline provides:
  • an overview of the principles guiding the fund;
  • eligibility for the fund;
  • the overall process;
  • the requirements for completing the application form;
  • roles and responsibilities in the management and oversight of projects, and;
  • the criteria for assessing projects.
CDEM Resilience Fund [IS 11/10] (PDF 1.5MB)
Application form (doc)
Project Status Report, December 2010 (doc)
CEG Chair Forum outcomes, November 2010 (PDF 800kB)
Note from Director to CEG Chairs 2011 applications (doc)
Evaluation of 2011 applications (doc)


App. No.Title of project (PDF download) Group$ reqsedGranted yes/noStatus reportsProject outcomes
2013/01Tsunami evacuation zones (.pdf, 241kb)*West Coast$60,000Yes
2013/02Held open for late application. The Group decided to not apply.
2013/03EMIS trainer (.pdf, 137kb)*Taranaki$40,000Yes
2013/04Get Ready at Home (.pdf, 565kb)*Manawatu-Wanganui$35,000Yes
2013/05The Shaky House (.pdf, 182kb)*Canterbury$15,000Yes
2013/06VHF radios Kaikoura (.pdf, 186kb)*Canterbury$40,300Yes
2013/07Digital content for public education (.pdf, 187kb)*Canterbury$40,000Yes
2013/08Resource development for early childhood (.pdf, 680kb)*Hawkes Bay$65,000Yes
2013/09Purchase air shelters (.pdf, 400kb)*Bay of Plenty$80,762No
2013/10Smartphone cross platform development (.pdf, 242kb)*Auckland$75,000Yes
2013/11Alerting platform (.pdf, 309kb)*Auckland$85,000Yes
2013/12Risk communications toolbox (.pdf, 260kb)*Auckland$80,000No
2013/13Business continuity (.pdf, 204kb)*Northland/Southland$30,000Yes
2013/14Community response plan review (.pdf, 218kb)*Northland$20,000Yes
2013/15Community resilience for vulnerable people (.pdf, 233kb)*Northland$22,000Yes
2013/16Business continuity (.pdf, 248kb)*Northland$40,000No
2013/17Kaipara EOC etc capability (.pdf, 339kb)*Northland$62,000Yes
2013/18EMIS trainer (.pdf, 266kb)*Nelson-Tasman
West Coast
$110,000YesSept 2013 quarter (.doc) 33k
2013/19Business continuity (.pdf, 219kb)*Nelson-Tasman$27,500No
2013/20Lifelines vulnerability and inter-dependency (.pdf, 213kb)*Otago$55,000Yes
2013/21Business continuity (.pdf, 203kb)*Otago$11,000No
2013/22Critical facility flood protection (.pdf, 214kb)*Otago$26,200No
2013/23Geological hazards review (.pdf, 324kb)*Gisborne$35,000No
2012/22Whanau resilience projectTaranaki$23,000YesDeferred to 2013/14
2012/23Marae emergency welfare response planTaranaki$22,000YesDeferred to 2013/14
Pre-approved in 2012/13EMIS trainer (.pdf, 319kb)*Canterbury$100,000Yes
Pre-approved in 2012/13EMIS trainer (.pdf, 350kb)*Wellington$80,000YesProject status Oct 2013 (.doc) 61k
Update to CEG Chairs on 2012 Resilience Fund process, February 2012 (.pdf 84k)
Note from Director to CEG Chairs 2012 applications, includes evaluation of 2012 applications (.pdf 493k)

App. No.Title of project (PDF download)Lead local authority Group$ reqsedProject outcomes
2012/01The effectiveness of compost toilets in an emergencyWellington CDEM GroupWellington$23,000Final report (PDF, 5MB)
2012/03Managing residual flood risk on the Waikanae RiverWellington CDEM GroupWellington$50,000
2012/04EMIS implementationGroup Emergency Management OfficeBay of Plenty$100,000
2012/06Tsunami warning systemOpotiki District CouncilBay of Plenty$17,500Final report (PDF, 1.4MB)*
Final report (DOC, 2.8MB)
2012/07EMIS trainerNelson City CouncilNelson-Tasman
West Coast
2012/08Fuel resilienceWest Coast Regional CouncilWest Coast$19,258
2012/09EMIS initial data entryGroup Emergency Management OfficeWaikato$40,000
2012/11Northland resilience project – community. Tourism and businessNorthland Regional CouncilNorthland$60,000
2012/13Community signageNorthland Regional CouncilNorthland$30,000
2012/14Chatham Islands tsunami inundation modelling and signageChatham Island CouncilChatham Islands$70,000
2012/15Tsunami signage and advertisingEmergency Management SouthlandSouthland$20,000
2012/16EMIS – development and trainingEmergency Management SouthlandSouthland$40,000
2012/17Wairoa civil defence radio telephone systemWairoa District CouncilHawke’s Bay$58,486Final report (PDF, 1MB)
2012/18Implementation of EMISHawke’s Bay Regional CouncilHawke’s Bay$21,800
2012/22Whanau resilience projectTaranaki Regional CouncilTaranaki$23,000Deferred to 2013/14
2012/23Marae emergency welfare response planTaranaki Regional CouncilTaranaki$22,000Deferred to 2013/14
2012/29Integrated community recovery – a framework for actionWaimakariri District CouncilCanterbury$40,000Final report (PDF, 3.4MB)
2012/30Community engagementEnvironment CanterburyCanterbury$10,000

2011/12 applications
App. No.Title of project (PDF download)Lead local authority Group$ reqsedProject outcomesTopic category
Coastal communities tsunami inundation modellingGisborneGisborne
This project funded inundation modelling for the main population centres on the coast (Tolaga Bay, Tokomaru Bay, Te Araroa and Hicks Bay).
[no report available]
Tsunami risk management
Social media in an emergency - developing a best practice guideGreater Wellington Regional CouncilWellington
e copy available (.pdf 2mb)
Web link to final document
Public information management
Building social agency networks for vulnerable community members: a best practice guideHutt City/Upper Hutt city councilsWellington
[no report available]
The project implemented a programme to establish connections into our vulnerable community through partnership with CDEM stakeholders and leading social agencies.
Community resilience
A toolkit for Community-led resilience in large urban areasHutt City/Upper Hutt city councilsWellington
Wainuiomata Community Resilience Plan
[no report available]
Community resilience
Community response planWhangarei, Kaipara, and Far North district councilsNorthland
Plans completed for: Ruawai, Dargaville, Maungatoroto, Kaiwaka, Tangiteroria, Omana, Pukehuia, Waima, Ngawha Springs, Kerikeri, Te Hapua, Hikurangi, Whangarei CBD, and Tinpai.Community resilience
Public alerting system Kaipara and Far North districtsNorthland
[no report available]
This project deployed sirens in the Far North and Kaipara districts to strengthen public alerting capability for the high priority tsunami threat and supporting the community response planning underway.
Public alerting
Northland Lifelines GroupNorthland Regional CouncilNorthland
[no report available]
This project funded workshops for the Northland Lifeline Group to achieve the signoff of plans and projects: a tsunami plan; a fuel contingency plan; and a storm/cyclone risk/vulnerability assessment and subsequent response and recovery plan.
Public education information baselineWest Coast Regional CouncilWest Coast
[hard copy of full report available]
Executive summary of report (.pdf 491k)
Public education
Website upgradeEnvironment SouthlandSouthland
[no report available]
This project upgraded the existing joint CDEM website for the CDEM Group.
Public information management
Southland radio network upgradeEnvironment SouthlandSouthland
[no report available]
Update of radio networks to reflect the amalgamation of civil defence emergency management in Southland and maintenance of the network by Environment Southland.
Project Achilles - lifelineNelson City CouncilNelson-Tasman
Status report (.pdf 128k)
The project included the appointment of a Lifelines Project Coordinator, reporting to the managers of Nelson Tasman Lifelines and Nelson Tasman Emergency Management.
Project Achilles - public educationNelson City CouncilNelson-Tasman
Status report (.pdf 241k)
This project involved the purchase, branding, stocking and housing of a Civil Defence Emergency Management Public Education Public Information display trailer.
Public education
Tsunami inundation modelling - Taranaki coastlineTaranaki Regional CouncilTaranaki
Taranaki Tsunami Inundation Analysis Report (.pdf 5mb)Tsunami risk management
Marlborough Public Awareness CampaignMarlborough District CouncilMarlborough
Status report (.pdf 241k)
The project purchased professional public display material to support public education campaign, including a mobile earthquake simulation room.
Public education
Tararua Coastal Tsunami Warning SystemsTararua District CouncilManawatu-Wanganui
[no report available]
The establishment of tsunami warnings systems in Herbertville and Akitio coastal villages.
Tsunami risk management
Get Ready @ Home (GR@H) design and developmentHorizons Regional CouncilManawatu-Wanganui
The Get Ready at Home Project Toolkit was produced. It includes printed material, CDs, a memory stick and samples of collateral that could be distributed to the public. Further details from Manawatu Wanganui Emergency Manager, Ian Lowe Public education
Community Response PlansBay of Plenty Regional CouncilBay of Plenty
[no report available]
This project supports the development of community plans. Work is underway to standardise format, consistent messaging and process.
Community resilience
Welfare Response TrailerBay of Plenty Regional CouncilBay of Plenty
Bay of Plenty welfare trailer (.pdf 78k)
This project provided a Welfare Response Trailer to provide for initial welfare response to affected communities following a hazard event.
Public education
Mass Evacuation PlanEnvironment WaikatoWaikato
Final completion letter (.pdf 95k)
Web link
This project developed a mass evacuation and receipt of evacuees plan for the Waikato Group following on the lessons from Exercise Ruaumoko and Exercise Tangaroa.
Evacuation planning
Public education and awarenessEnvironment WaikatoWaikato
Final completion letter (.pdf 116k)
Development of a standardised format for public awareness and education within the Waikato region for both the region's communities and the tourists visiting the region during the Rugby World Cup.
Public education
Improving community resilienceHawke's Bay Regional CouncilHawke's Bay
Resilience Review (.pdf 1.6mb)
A study undertaken of the current hazard/risk resilience and communication models used in Hawke's Bay and nationally to determine appropriate consultation, research and communication methods to effectively link hazard research to improved community resilience.
Community resilience
Business and Organisational Resilience: Working towards community resilienceAuckland CouncilAuckland
Project completion letter (.pdf 74k)
One of the primary goals of this project is to encourage the adoption of Business and Organisational resilience strategies by providing user-friendly tools for the business community.
Business continuity planning

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