Reference nr. 2955 : Whangarei District Council Community Development
Disability Advisory Group (DAG) members

We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic disabled people to be involved in the work we do at Council.

The purpose of the advisory groups is to support Council’s vision of Whangarei being a vibrant, attractive and thriving District for all people living here. Advisory groups contribute to this vision by providing advice to Whangarei District Council on the following areas:

• Council policies, plans, strategies, design and capital works projects
• Matters of particular interest or concern to the communities they represent.

The advisory groups will:

• Contribute to improving the outcomes of the communities they represent
• Develop and deliver on strategic work programmes that align with Council’s key strategies and planning documents
• Build effective working relationships between their respective communities and the Council
• Connect Whangarei District Council into the youth, disability and positive ageing communities, and any other groups deemed to have a positive role to play.

  • Each advisory group will aim to meet between 8 - 10 times per year.
  •  Scheduled meetings will be a mix of open meetings, closed workshops, site visits community forums and, where it makes sense, joint advisory group meetings

Specific requirements
Are you a person who:
  • is keen to share your ideas, opinions and perspectives on Council mahi
  • has a good understanding of local disability and accessibility issues
  • has good connections with local disability groups and communities
  • knows a bit about Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and how it relates to people with disabilities, and likes working as part of a team?

Eligibility requirements, you must:
  • have lived experience of a disability, impairment or chronic heath condition, whether personal or as a caregiver
  • be living in the Whang─ürei District.

4 volunteers needed


✔ Wheelchair accessible
✔ Reimburse expenses
✔ Reference provided after some time