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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: 31/10/2017 7:48 p.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 [4,854kb]

Disability Working Parking Permit

Council provides disabled working parking permits for eligible individuals whose place of employment does not have all day free parking options in the immediate vicinity. 

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 Connect interpreting services
Phone: 021 555 181


Whangarei District Council
Phone: +64 9 430 4200

NorthAble Disability Services
Phone: +64 9 430 0988
Fax:     09 438 9468

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

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
  • Brent Copeman
  • Jacqui Gardner
  • Kim Silvey
  • Vicki Carter
  • Dianne Sullivan

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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