How Local Advisory Committees will work

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

How Local Advisory Committees will work

Each LAC will have around 5 to 8 members, including a chair and deputy chair.

The Fire and Emergency New Zealand Board will appoint LAC members and chairs/deputy chairs.

Appointments are for up to three years, with the possibility of reappointment.

LAC members will receive a modest fee for time spent in meetings and on engagement activities.

What Local Advisory Committee members will do

Once appointed, LAC members will:

  • Attend an initial two-day LAC induction.
  • Create a plan for engaging with local communities of interest:
    • supported by local Fire and Emergency managers
    • approved and funded by us.
  • Gather feedback from networks and communities of interest.
  • Meet regularly to discuss and agree advice to be provided to Fire and Emergency:
    • Likely format: quarterly one-day meeting.
    • Fire and Emergency will arrange travel and accommodation, and reimburse reasonable expenses.