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Disability advisory group

The disability advisory group works with council to help make Tauranga accessible to everyone. The group was established in March 2014.

We're recruiting!

We want to make sure that as Tauranga grows, the perspective and views of disabled people help to shape our city's inclusive future. 

This is your opportunity to consult and advise council on a range of issues related to equity, inclusion and barrier-free.

We are looking for individuals with lived or worked experience of disability from diverse backgrounds who want to be, or are leaders and advocates in our growing city. 

Being part of the group means you’ll be required to attend a two-hour meeting every six weeks.

If you think this is you or you can make a difference in how our city grows, register your interest before 21 February 2020 by emailing commdev.admin@tauranga.govt.nz 

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About the group

The group brings a passion and commitment to the rights of disabled people to be fully included and valued in city life. Members come with a diverse range of expertise and experience, and includes those who live with a disability, parents of disabled children, 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 Disability Strategy. This involves advising council on the development and implementation of policies, projects, planning and service delivery that have an impact on the lives of disabled people.

Tauranga Disability Strategy (94kb pdf)

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

Last Reviewed: 28/01/2020

Disability minutes

Disability Advisory Group - 11 July 2019 11/07/2019 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Disability Advisory Group - 30 May 2019 30/05/2019 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Disability Advisory Group - 18 April 2019 18/04/2019 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Want to discuss further?

For questions about the disability advisory group or anything disability related, contact Dani Jurgeleit.



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