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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 will work alongside Council in its efforts to make the city accessible to everyone. 
Members of the group were selected through a publically advertised process which attracted a high level of interest. People selected bring 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 will be taking a key leadership and advocacy role to ensure that these outcomes are achieved. 
The Disability Advisory Group will be meeting monthly and will give the community regular updates about is being achieved.

Disability Advisory Group members

Group members:

  1. Peter Gibson
  2. Richard Coad
  3. Kevin Edkins
  4. Neil Cudby
  5. Paul Curry
  6. Wendy Neilson (Elders Forum Contact)
  7. Terese Germon
  8. Ellie Griffin
  9. Karleigh Jones
  10. Sue Lessing
  11. Maunsell Maxwell
  12. Carol Ririnui

Disability Advisory Group Meeting Minutes

You can contact the group through the Council – phone 07 577 7000 or email

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Last Reviewed: 07/10/2016