Our Objectives


  1. To encourage and support the work of lifeline utility organisations in identifying hazards and mitigating the effects of hazards on lifeline utilities.
  2. To facilitate communication between all organisations involved in mitigating the effects of hazards on lifelines, to increase awareness and understanding of interdependencies between organisations, and to establish ‘pre-event’ relationships.
  3. To coordinate lifeline utilities input into CDEM planning activities.
  4. To represent lifeline utilities on the CDEM Coordinating Executive Group (CEG).
  5. To develop best practice approaches to mitigation, readiness and response measures for lifelines.
  6. To promote ongoing research and technology transfer aimed at protecting and preserving the lifelines of the Auckland Region.
  7. To coordinate national research activities into volcano impacts on lifeline utilities through the Volcanic Impacts Study Group.
  8. To create and maintain awareness of the importance of lifelines, and of reducing the vulnerability of lifelines, to the various communities within the Auckland Region