Advisory panels

Disability Advisory Panel


Role of the panel

The Disability Advisory Panel (known as the Disability Strategic Advisory Panel in its first term) was established by the mayor in June 2011.

The panel's role is to:

  • provide knowledge on issues that are important to people with disabilities* in Auckland in relation to council’s regional strategies, policies, plans and bylaws. This includes initiating and contributing to the “big picture’ conversations about Auckland’s development now and in the future
  • advise the council on how to engage effectively with people with disabilities.

The New Zealand Human Rights Act defines disabled people as those with a physical, sensory, intellectual, psychological or physiological impairment, chronic illness or disorder.


Panel publications

For MS Word versions of panel member profiles and publications, please contact us and ask to speak to the disability advisory panel democracy advisor.

Submission to Auckland Council on the draft Long Term Plan and draft Regional Land Transport Programme - March 2012 (PDF 331KB)

Guidelines on presentations and written materials for the Disability Strategic Advisory Panel - February 2012 (PDF 806KB)

Aspirations for the World’s Most Liveable, Accessible and Inclusive City - January 2012 (PDF 220KB)

Presentation to the Auckland Council Social and Community Development Forum on the Disability Strategic Advisory Panel - December 2011 (PDF 264KB)

Briefing for the Auckland Council Strategy and Finance Committee on the Mayor’s Direction Setting for the Long Term Plan - November 2011 (PDF 396KB)

Key Principles for an Inclusive and Accessible City - November 2011 (PDF 272KB)

Submission to Auckland Council on the Draft Auckland Plan - October 2011 (PDF 232KB)

Disability Strategic Advisory Panel Statement on Terminology - October 2011 (PDF 306KB)

Find panel reports to the Social and Community Development Forum (see June, October, December 2011 and March 2012 meetings).

Getting in touch with the panel

If you would like to attend or present at the public forum, or would like to know more about the panel, please contact us on 09 301 0101 and ask to speak to the panel's democracy advisor.

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