Civil Defence & Emergency Management
Please refer to the Emergency Management Otago website for our civil defence information.
In an emergency you can contact Clutha District Civil Defence on 0800 801 350 or 03 419 0200.
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Community Response Plans
Community Response Plans outline what specific communities should do in a civil defence emergency or what action to take in advance of an emergency to prevent potentially devastating effects.
When an emergency occurs, these plans will be activated by the community. Other agencies will respond to the event by activating their own plans and coordinating their activities to manage the impact on the community.
Community plans are being worked on for various communities in the Clutha District. The completed plans are available for download here. Residents wanting to know more about community plans can contact our Emergency Management Officer on 03 419 0200 or 0800 801 350.
If there's a property in your neighbourhood that you believe is a health or safety hazard due to an unkempt section, you might first try talking to the property owner.
If this does not resolve the problem, contact Council on 0800 801 350 to report a concern that does not present a fire risk, such hoarding and other nuisance issues including vermin control.
If your concern is a fire risk, you can let Fire and Emergency New Zealand know about your concern by completing the online form available at Fire Hazard Assessment Request or calling 0800 336 942. Please note that Fire and Emergency is only able to take action to deal with genuine fire hazards, and not where the property is just unsightly or presents a health hazard.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand is responsible for fire permitting within the Clutha district, for all permitting requirements go to www.checkitsalright.nz or contact Otago District on 0800 673 473.