What is Community Planning?

Emergency Management Southland (EMS) is supporting communities throughout Southland to undertake Community Response Planning.

The best people to prepare for, respond to and recover from an emergency are those who know, understand and are part of that community. By coming together with EMS and developing Community Response Plans, communities will ensure they’re as ready as possible for any adverse event which may affect them.

Our Community Team is working across Southland to ensure all communities are part of this process. We bring together interested people to form a local Community Response Group. We then assist them to produce a short Community Response Plan that identifies local hazards and local resources that may be used in an emergency.

We also help to identify Community Emergency Hubs. These are often the natural “hub” of a community and are places where people can come together and support each other during an emergency.

Our aim is to empower local communities to do what they do best – look after each other.

If you’d like more information about what’s involved in the Community Response Planning process, or how to be involved in an existing group contact the Community Team at Emergency Management Southland, email community@cdsouthland.nz or call 0800 76 88 45.

Community Emergency Hub Guide

Click on the cover photo below to view your Community Emergency Hub Guide.

Community Emergency Hub Guide

In an emergency, it’s vital communities come together to support and help each other. This guide is a starting point for your community to help you set up and run a Community Emergency Hub – a place where the community can meet and make collective decisions about how to best look after themselves.

Community Response Plans

Click on the drop down list below to view your Community Plan.

Southland District Community Response Plans

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Where is my plan?

We are still in the process of developing and releasing Community Response Plans. If you cannot see your plan here, check back later or if you would like to be involved in developing a plan for your community, please contact us.