Public consultation

Fire and Emergency New Zealand will, from time to time, consult with members of the public on aspects of its service provision. Links to open consultations will be found below.

Fire and Emergency’s Statutory Disputes Resolution Scheme

It is important that people within the communities we serve have a right to dispute our actions or decisions, and an independent and transparent process that enables them to do so.

To provide this, the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act (2017) requires that we develop a Statutory Dispute Resolution Scheme for matters arising under the Act or its regulations.

This scheme will be the way that volunteers and members of the public can raise disputes relating to Fire and Emergency’s services and processes.

Fire and Emergency is currently consulting on its proposed Statutory Disputes Resolution Scheme. The proposed scheme will be the way that organisations, members of the public, and Fire and Emergency volunteer firefighters can raise disputes relating to the delivery of Fire and Emergency’s services and processes.

Consultation on the Statutory Disputes Resolution Scheme is now open

Consultation will close on 30 May 2019.

Past Consultations 

Local Advisory Committee boundaries

Fire and Emergency NZ recently sought feedback on the proposed boundaries for Local Advisory Committees.

The LAC Boundaries Discussion Document provides more detailed information about what LACs are, what they will do, the boundary options considered and a recommendation that LAC boundaries match those of existing Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Groups: 16 in total across New Zealand. This will enable greater coordination among emergency services, and advice on local risk and needs. The document also poses six questions for submitters to consider.

Submissions closed at 5pm, Friday 18 May 2018.

Important information about making a submission

Your submission will become publicly available information, so please indicate clearly if your comments are commercially sensitive or if there is some other reason they should not be disclosed. Any request for non-disclosure will be considered in terms of the Official Information Act 1982. Read the Official Information Act 1982.


All upcoming local and central government consultation is listed here: