Submission on the Emergency Management Bill

30 October 2023

LGNZ welcomes the opportunity to submit on the Emergency Management Bill.

Communities turn to their councils when disaster hits and the Government expects councils to be responsive to their community’s needs. Councils lead their regions and communities through all phases of an emergency, and locally-led planning and response is critical. Councils are increasingly bearing the brunt of emergency events, especially as weather events become more frequent and extreme.

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