Thursday 14 April 2016
Ranges Local Board Office
Waitākere Ranges Local Board
OPEN MINUTE ITEM ATTACHMENTS
8.1 Cancer Society
17 Swanson Station Park Junior Skate Facility
18 Titirangi War Memorial Hall 500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi – New Licence to Spirit Wireless Limited
19 Feedback on the Draft Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group Plan
14 April 2016
Waitakere Ranges Local Board feedback on the Draft Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group Plan
1. The concept of Smart City response and preparedness assumes digital capacity. Many of our most vulnerable coastal and rural communities such as Te Henga are without access to adequate broadband or even mobile coverage. A Smart City response will require advocacy from Civil Defence for digital capacity building in those areas.
2. While the opportunity for private / public partnership is briefly raised, the opportunity for the insurance sector to contribute and gain from such partnership should be further explored.
3. Awareness campaigns through faith-based institutions should be considered as a pathway to reach vulnerable and discrete populations, particularly immigrants and Pasifika peoples.
4. Community resilience needs to have policy in place to protect the most vulnerable such as women and children, older people and people with disabilities from harm and abuse as outlined in the Emergency Preparedness Response Plan for the Pacific (see link below). https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/system/files/documents/files/Pacific_EPREP_2013.pdf )