Across Fire and Emergency, we are working on a large range of initiatives and projects – all of which aim to improve what we do, and how we do it. Making sure that we provide resources to these, and implement them at the right time, is a critical task for our organisation.

The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) has decided which projects should be our priority for the 2019 / 2020 year – taking into account the requirement to make progress on each, the resources required, the level of change, and the timing of each project.

Our work for 2019/2020

26 projects have been confirmed as being Mandatory. These are projects which we have to complete, or make substantial progress on, because of legislation or commitments in our Statement of Performance Expectations. We still have options about how and when we implement them.

Seven projects have been categorised as ‘Change’ - these will introduce new capabilities to allow us to make significant contributions to FENZ Strategy. And 15 are categorised ‘Grow’ – ones that will ensure our existing operations and services are improved to meet business needs.

Grow and Change initiatives are secondary to mandatory work, and several will be able to be phased across future years. This year we may only start the scoping and planning for some of these. We are doing this to give our Mandatory work the greatest chance of success.

Future projects

We already know that as we put our People, Volunteerism, and Risk Reduction Strategies into practice, it’s likely that new projects will be identified. Given how important these are to our organisation, some of these may be categorised as ‘Mandatory’, for progressing this year. 

There may also be some new initiatives, which are not visible at the start of the year but emerge during the year. If this is the case, please get in touch with the Portfolio Office as soon as possible, to understand next steps. 

Next steps

The Portfolio Office will work with project managers on the plans and requirements for individual projects, and the monitoring and governance processes they need to follow.

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Change and grow

Additional Inspector Powers

Auckland Issues Working Party

Carcinogens control project - rural and urban

Code of Practice for Water Supplies

Compliance and Enforcement Policy and Procedures

Delivery of work programme flowing from Maori Outcomes paper

Design and implementation of Advocacy and Support Service

Development of a single set of “in house rules” for Volunteers

Development of All of Government (AOG) Common Operating Platform

Gas detection

Health Standards

Holidays Act and Pay Remediation

Infringement Scheme

Integrated ComCen with Police

Legislative Compliance Review

Local Advisory Committees establishment

Local Planning

Local Risk Modelling and Capability Planning

National Framework for Fire Control - Fire permitting

National Framework for Fire Control II (Fire Plans)

Next Generation Critical Communications (NGCC) Programme

PFAS environmental work programme

Positive Workplace Culture Programme

Safety Health and Wellbeing contractor management - implementation of tools and information

Unified Service Delivery

Working Safely In and Around Water

ALPS (Automated Location and Positioning System)

Asset Management

Automating the Frontline Workload

Availability & Messaging - Phase 1

Availability & Messaging - Phase 2

Case Management Tools

Data Quality (People processes/data quality)

Enterprise Information Management Strategy

Implementation of Respect & Inclusion work programme

Incident Management

Insight from Intelligence

Leadership Development System

Mobility roll out on fire appliances

National Operations Equipment  Strategy and processes review

Performance Development - New Approach

Procurement Portal

Reward and Recognition framework

Safety Health and Wellbeing technology solutions (Safe@Work)

Station Turnout System Rollout

Structural level 2 gear upgrade/Level 2 trials

Unified Uniform Project


Placeholders: projects arising from the People, Volunteerism and Risk Reduction Strategies

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