Kapiti Accessibility Advisory Group
The Council has a longstanding relationship with the Kāpiti Accessibility Advisory Group (formerly the Kāpiti Disability Reference Group) including a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the group setting out the roles and expectations of both parties.
The group, which was established in 2001, helps link the Council with disability networks in Kāpiti. It is currently chaired by Sue Emirali and has members who represent a wide range of disabilities.
The Advisory Group provides advice to the Council on planning, funding, managing and delivering services for people with disabilities – with a particular focus on issues of access, equity and inclusion.
The group has developed the Kāpiti Disability Help Compendium full of useful information and advice.
The Group meets six times a year. Meetings are also attended by a liaison officer from the Council and a representative from the Kapiti Disability Information and Equipment Centre, which is the umbrella organisation for the group.
Recent projects and activities undertaken by the group include the provision of advice on:
- the design of town centre refurbishments,
- the provision of mobility car parks,
- footpath treatment to assist visually impaired citizens
- the location of accessible bus stops.
The Group is represented on the Council’s road safety group and the walkways, bridle paths and cycleways advisory group.
For more information contact the Chairperson via the Council - phone: 04 296 4700; email: [email protected]