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Disability Advisory Group

Tauranga City Disability Advisory Group

Council celebrated the launch of the Disability Advisory Group in March 2014. The newly appointed group held its first meeting on 20 March 2014. 
The Disability Advisory Group works alongside Council in its efforts to make the city accessible to everyone. 
This group brings a passion and commitment to the rights of disabled people to be fully included and valued in the life of the city. Members come with a diverse range of expertise and experience and include those with lived experience of disability, parents and disability advocates. 
The key focus of the group is to undertake an advocacy and monitoring role in relation to the implementation of the Tauranga City Disability Strategy. This will involve advising Council on the development and implementation of policies, projects, planning and service delivery which impact on the lives of disabled people.

Tauranga Disability Strategy

The Disability Strategy talks about Council facilities and events, information, transport and the urban environment being accessible and enjoyed by everyone. The Disability Advisory Group provides a key leadership and advocacy role to ensure that these outcomes are achieved. 
The Disability Advisory Group meets six-weekly.

Disability Advisory Group members

Group members: Peter Gibson, Richard Coad, Kevin Edkins, Neil Cudby, Paul Curry (Chair), Wendy Neilson, Terese Germon, Ellie Griffin, Karleigh Jones, Sue Lessing, Maunsell Maxwell and Carol Ririnui.

Queries regarding the Disability Advisory Group or anything disability related should be directed to Dani Jurgeleit on (07) 577 7000.

Minutes from most recent advisory group meetings.

Last Reviewed: 02/03/2017