Public Consultation on the Local Advisory Committee Boundaries

Local Advisory Committees (LACs) will be set up across the country to help it keep informed of the fire and emergency risks, and needs, of local communities.

Submitters are asked to provide feedback, or suggest alternatives, to the proposal by 5pm on Friday 18 May 2018.

Check out the Local Advisory Committee Boundaries Discussion Document which outlines the context and role of the committees, the boundary options considered, and our recommended option. This, and a submission template,  website at (external link) .

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Anything that helps protect Whanau and Hapu in the years to come is why Lisa Pohatu put her hand up to take part in the Local Advisory Committee trial in the Hawke’s Bay.

Watch this video to find out why she, and Board Chair, Paul Swain, think Local Advisory Committees (LAC) are so important to Fire and Emergency NZ, and to communities. Public consultation on the proposed LAC geographic boundaries starts on Monday and runs for six weeks.


New Zealanders are currently being asked what they think of making our Local Advisory Committee boundaries the same as those used by the 16 Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) groups. Watch this video which outlines the consultation process.