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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.

Make a difference in your city

Applications are open to join our disability advisory group!

If you want to be a part of our group, send your covering letter and CV to commdev.admin@tauranga.govt.nz
Applications close on Thursday, 28 February 2019.

Council wants to make sure that as Tauranga grows, the perspectives and views of our people with a disability help shape our city's inclusive future. This is your opportunity to consult and advise Council on a range of issues related to inclusion, accessibility and disability. 

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. If you think this is you then register your interest today.

Job description – disability advisory group member (212kb pdf)

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: 13/02/2019

Disability minutes

Disability Advisory Group - 18 October 2018 18/10/2018 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Disability Advisory Group - 6 September 2018 6/09/2018 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Disability Advisory Group - 26 July 2018 26/07/2018 10:00 a.m. - 6/09/2018 12:30 p.m.

Want to discuss further?

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



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