Proposed National Disaster Resilience Strategy

The National Disaster Resilience Strategy sets New Zealand’s vision and long-term goals for civil defence emergency management.

Thank you to everyone who made a submission on a proposed National Disaster Resilience Strategy for New Zealand. Public consultation is now closed.

The National Disaster Resilience Strategy sets New Zealand’s vision and long-term goals for civil defence emergency management. It has a strong focus on building community and societal disaster resilience to protect New Zealand’s prosperity and wellbeing.

The strategy is made under the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002 by the Minister of Civil Defence. It will replace the national civil defence emergency management strategy that expires on 9 April 2019.

Proposed National Disaster Resilience Strategy cover

View the proposed National Disaster Resilience Strategy (.pdf 10.6mb)

If you need a hard copy of the proposed National Disaster Resilience Strategy please contact us by email NationalStrategy@dpmc.govt.nz or phone 04 817 8555.

Proactive release Cabinet Paper Public release of proposed National Disaster Resilience Strategy (,pdf 4.1mb)

This New Zealand Sign Language video provides a summary of the proposed National Disaster Resilience Strategy. 

 

Have your say

Public consultation on the proposed National Disaster Resilience Strategy was open from 11 October to 7 December 2018. 

We are currently analysing the information received and will advise the Minister on changes to improve the proposed strategy before it is finalised early next year.

The questions below were a guide to help submittors. 

Use of information

Your submission, including your name and any contact details, will become public information. That means that a member of the public may request a copy of your submission from us under the Official Information Act 1982.

Please tell us if you do not want your name and/or contact details included in any Official Information Act 1982 release and we will do our best not to disclose this information (if a request is received).

We intend to create a submission summary from the submissions received. Any submission summary we create may mention your submission, but will not include your name and any contact details. We may release the submission summary and/or copies of submissions (excluding names and contact details) without first receiving a request to do so.

Consultation questions

  1. Do you agree with the purpose, vision and goal of the proposed strategy? If not, which of these do you disagree with and what changes would you suggest? We would also appreciate your views if you do agree with these factors.
  2. Do you agree with the priorities of the proposed strategy? If not, which of these do you disagree with and what changes would you suggest? We would also appreciate your views if you do agree with these factors.
  3. Do you agree with the objectives and success factors of the proposed strategy? If not, which of these do you disagree with and what changes would you suggest? We would also appreciate your views if you do agree with these factors.
  4. Do you agree that a broader range of stakeholders needs to be involved in governance of the strategy? If so, what ideas do you have for achieving this aim? We would also appreciate your views if you disagree with this proposition.
  5. Are there particular strengths of the proposed strategy that you would like to comment on?
  6. Are there any gaps or challenges with the current national civil defence emergency management strategy current strategy that are not addressed by the proposed strategy?

Further information

If you have any questions about the proposed National Disaster Resilience Strategy, please email NationalStrategy@dpmc.govt.nz