Public consultation on Local Advisory Committees (LACs) starts Monday 9 April

  Posted on 5th April 2018 by Loralee Hyde in Integration, UFBA News

UFBA/FRFANZ intend to make a joint submission on proposed LACs Boundaries

Public consultation on the proposed boundaries for Local Advisory Committees (LACs) will start on Monday 9 April.

Fire and Emergency NZ is setting up Local Advisory Committees (LACs) across the country to help it keep informed of the fire and emergency risks, and needs of local communities. In order to set up the LACs, Fire and Emergency NZ need to establish the boundaries within which the LACs will operate.

The LAC Boundaries Discussion Document provides more detailed information about what LACs are, what they will do, and a recommendation on the proposed LAC boundaries.

The Discussion Document, approved for release by Cabinet, will be published on on Monday.

Joint UFBA/FRFANZ Submission

UFBA Stakeholder Manager Ceara Owen-Perry says UFBA/FRFANZ intend to make a joint submission on the LAC Boundaries Discussion Document on behalf of our members.

“Once the Discussion Document is released, we will ask our members to ‘have their say’ by sending out a consultation survey to them on the proposed LAC boundaries,” she says.

“Following this extensive consultation, we will form a UFBA/FRFANZ submission.

“Our members can also make individual submissions if they wish.”

Submitters have six weeks to provide feedback, or suggest alternatives, on the recommended option. Submissions close 5pm on Friday 18 May 2018.

More about LACs

Download the Fire and Emergency NZ fact sheet below on LACs.

For more information including a video with Hawke’s Bay LAC pilot Committee Member, Lisa Pohatu, and Board Chair, Paul Swain, talking about the importance of LACs to Fire and Emergency, and to communities visit


LACs Fact Sheet
Download File (pdf, 667KB, last modified April 05 2018)

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