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) setting out the roles and expectations of both parties.
The group, which was established in 2001, helps link Council with disability networks in Kāpiti. It's currently chaired by Sue Emirali and has members who represent a wide range of disabilities.
The Advisory Group provides advice to 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 Council, and a representative from the Kāpiti Disability Information and Equipment Centre, which is the umbrella organisation for the group.
Recent projects and activities undertaken by the group include providing 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 Council’s road safety group, and the walkways, bridle paths and cycleways advisory group.
For more information contact the Chairperson via the Council.