The West Coast CDEM Group comprises the three territorial authorities of the West Coast region and the West Coast Regional Council. The landward boundaries of Buller, Grey, and Westland District Councils and the seaward boundary of Regional Council constitute the boundary of the CDEM Group.
In an emergency situation, the best place to get up-to-date information is their Facebook page. You can also find information there about preparedness and community support.
The aim of the West Coast CDEM Group is to:
- Coordinate all planning activities related to hazard and emergency management
- Encourage cooperation and joint action within the region
- Determine the aspirations of our community
- Examine the risks that hazards may pose and prioritise each hazard.
West Coast CDEM’s role is to provide a coordinated and integrated approach to the way significant risks and hazards are managed in the West Coast region across the 4Rs in accordance with the Act: