Publications Award for NZDF at the RMLA

October 27 2020

The New Zealand Defence Force has been awarded for its work in promoting safety at its camps and bases through the development of the NZDF Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and Landscape Guidelines.

Defence Estate and Infrastructure and Boffa Miskell who produced the guidelines were awarded the Publications Award at the RMLA (the Association of Resource Management Practitioners) on 22 October 20, in Wellington. The award judges’ comment was that the publication was “a significant contribution to the achievement of diversity and inclusion, with a unique and thoughtful response to everyday challenges”.

Since their development in 2018 the guidelines have been used to support Op Respect and improve safety for our personnel at camps and bases. “We are delighted to be recognised in this way,” DEI GM Strategy Phil Gurnsey said. 

“Good environmental design helps improve safety and supports diversity and inclusion. The guidelines promote best current knowledge and practice in developing safe, cost-effective, future-proofed and robust infrastructure that supports the health and wellbeing of people and the environment. This promotes behaviours in which everyone feels well, included, respected, engaged and safe. It enhances our ability to recruit a diverse workforce, enhance the performance of the organisation and its long term success.”

The guidelines are part of a suite of documents that support a pan-NZDF approach to estate development and management.

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