Accessibility Advisory Group

The Accessibility Advisory Group (AAG; formerly the Kāpiti Disability Resource Group) was established in 2001 and helps link the Kāpiti Coast District Council (KCDC) with disability networks on the Kāpiti Coast. It is currently chaired by Sue Emirali and has  members who represent a wide range of disabilities.

The AAG 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 AAG meets six times a year. Meetings are also attended by a liaison officer from the 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 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 AAG is represented on the Council’s road safety group and the walkways, bridle paths and cycleways advisory group.

New Reference Resource

The AAG have been working with the support of the Kāpiti Coast District Council's Community Grants Scheme to produce a Help Compendium that offers useful advice, contacts and references relating to disability, funding and services, daily living aids & equipment, support groups and the Total Mobility Scheme.

It is a well written and researched document making it an excellent community resource.

If there are any errors or updates that need to be made please contact:

AAG
C/- Kāpiti Disability Information & Equipment Centre
15a Ngahina Street
Paraparaumu, 5254
Phone: 0800 69 33 42
Email: info@diec.co.nz

Physical Address
110 Rimu Road
Paraparaumu 5032
Kapiti Coast

Open Monday to Friday
9:00am to 4:00pm
Postal Address
PO Box 23
Paraparaumu
Kapiti Coast
5254
New Zealand


Phone Number
04 298 2914