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This page contains information for the disabled sector of the community. It includes links to maps of facilities in the Whangarei district and information about services available.
Updated: 6/01/2016 8:10 a.m.
 

Accessibility Policy

In late 2014, Council adopted an accessibility policy to ensure equity and access for people with disabilities are a priority in the work it does. To view the new policy, follow the link below. 

Accessibility Policy [213kb]

Disability access

There are a number of carparks, public toilets and other facilities in Whangarei with disability access. Follow the link below to view a map of these facilities and services.

Accessibility Map [805kb]

Disability Working Parking Permit

A parking permit is available to those who have a CCS mobility card and who work in Whangarei. The permit enables the holder to park close to their work during their normal work hours. The permit must be displayed in the car during those hours. To download the application form, follow the link below.

Disability Working Parking Permit Application [29.8kb]

For further information about parking and transport services for the disabled in Whangarei, follow the links below.

Parking Public Transport

Sign Language Service  

Please contact iSign for interpreter services.
Phone: 0800GETISIGN or 021 545273

Contacts

Whangarei District Council
Phone: +64 9 430 4200
Email: mailroom@wdc.govt.nz

NorthAble Disability Services
Phone: +64 9 430 0988
Fax:     09 438 9468
Website: www.northable.org.nz

Deaf Aotearoa NZ - Whangarei
Phone: +64 9 437 2022
Fax:    09 437 2028

TIAHO Trust  (Disability led organisation)
Phone:  +64 9 430 3406 or 0800 430 3406
Email:    info@tiaho.org.nz
Website: www.tiaho.org.nz  

Disability Advisory Group (DAG)

The Disability Advisory Group is a valuable forum for WDC to communicate with the disability sector.

The group meets monthly to share information and address matters that directly affect people with impairments. 

The group is a means for Council staff to consult with the disability sector on proposed plans and policies, and discuss issues such as accessibility and other matters of common interest.

The group aims to increase collaboration between local private/public sectors to better accommodate the accessibility needs of everyone in the community.

DAG members

  • Elinor Niha
  • Jonny Wilkinson
  • David Ward
  • Gwenda Reid
  • Kim Silvey
  • Sharron Blundell
  • Vicki Carter

If you have ideas for change or matters you wish to discuss, contact your representative on the DAG.  If you are unsure of who to speak to, contact our Community Services Advisor, phone +64 9 430 4200

Disability Advisory Group - Terms of Reference [193kb] 

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