Disability Strategic Advisory Panel

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Disability Strategic Advisory Panel held in the Boardroom, Ground Floor, Town Hall, Auckland on Monday, 17 February 2014 at 11.00am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Dr Huhana Hickey

 

 

 

Deputy Chairperson

Colleen Brown, MNZM, JP

 

 

 

Members

David Hughes

 

 

 

 

Tania Kingi

 

 

 

 

Clive Lansink

 

 

 

 

Don McKenzie, CNZM, OBE

 

 

 

 

Dr Terry O'Neill

 

 

 

 

Ezekiel Robson

 

 

 

 

Susan Sherrard

 

 

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

Member

Sandra Budd

 

 

Liaison Councillor

Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

 

 


Disability Strategic Advisory Panel

17 February 2014

 

1††††††††† Apologies

Resolution number DIS/2014/1

MOVED by Member D Hughes, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CB Brown:

That the Disability Strategic Advisory Panel:

a)         accept the apologies from Sandra Budd and Councillor Sharon Stewart for absence.

 

CARRIED

 

 

2††††††††† Declaration of Interest

 

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3††††††††† Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution number DIS/2014/2

MOVED by Member S Sherrard, seconded by Member D Hughes:

That the Disability Strategic Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting held on Monday, 16 December 2013 as a true and correct record, noting the absence of notes from the November workshop and requesting that they be distributed.

 

CARRIED

 

 

4††††††††† Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

 

5

Purpose of the Disability Strategic Advisory Panel

 

Members discussed the agenda paper and felt on balance that the original purpose was preferable with the addition of the final bullet point in the proposed revised purpose. They requested that be brought back to the next meeting for further discussion.

 

 

Resolution number DIS/2014/3

MOVED by Chairperson H Hickey, seconded by Member T O'Neill:

That the Disability Strategic Advisory Panel:

a)† prefer the following wording in the original purpose statement:

a)    identify and communicate to the Council, elected representatives and Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs) the interests and preferences of persons with disabilities in Auckland in relation to:

 

                              i.        the content of the strategies, policies, plans, and bylaws; and

 

                            ii.        any matter that the Panel considers to be of particular interest or concern to persons with disabilities in Auckland; and

 

†† b) advise the Mayor, the governing body, local boards, CCOs and Council of †† †††††processes and mechanisms for engaging with persons with disabilities in †† †††††Auckland.

b) †endorse the addition of the following purpose:

    contribute to Council submissions, but do not submit independently to external bodies, except as agreed with the Mayor.

c)† request that this matter be reconsidered at the next meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

 

6

Fees and Selection Process

 

Members discussed the agenda paper and the Lead Officer Support agreed to provide members with the old fees, the new schedule of fees and more information about the selection panel process.

 

 

Resolution number DIS/2014/4

MOVED by Chairperson H Hickey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CB Brown:

That the Disability Strategic Advisory Panel:

a)††††† receive the report on Fees and Selection Process.

 

CARRIED

 

 

7

Work Programme

 

Members discussed the agenda paper and were asked to respond to the Lead Officer Support on a 2014/15 work programme. A sub-committee of members was set up to assist the Lead Officer Support with finalising the work programme.

 

 

Resolution number DIS/2014/5

MOVED by Chairperson H Hickey, seconded by Member S Sherrard:

That the Disability Strategic Advisory Panel:

a)††††† receive the outline of a proposed work programme.

b)††††† develop the proposed work programme further with a view to finalising at the next meeting of the Panel.

c)††††† agree that a sub-committee comprising members Colleen Brown, Clive Lansink and Don McKenzie work with the Lead Officer Support on the work programme.

 

CARRIED

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12.35 pm and reconvened at 1.00 pm.

 

 

8

Building Code Access Review

 

Rose McLaughlan, Manager Training & Quality Assurance Building Policy, Building Control read a paper on a disability access review being undertaken by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment and the Office for Disability Issues and responded to questions from members. It was agreed to distribute a copy of the paper above.

 

 

Resolution number DIS/2014/6

MOVED by Chairperson H Hickey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CB Brown:

That the Disability Strategic Advisory Panel:

a)††††† consider providing input to the Councilís submission on the disability access review being jointly undertaken between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Office for Disability Issues.

 

CARRIED

 

 

9

Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan

 

Member Don McKenzie referred to the draft feedback he had prepared on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan and suggested that he submit the feedback in his personal capacity with the endorsement of the Panel.

 

 

Resolution number DIS/2014/7

MOVED by Member D McKenzie, seconded by Chairperson H Hickey:

That the Disability Strategic Advisory Panel:

a)††††† endorse the feedback on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan prepared by member Don McKenzie and agree that he provide this feedback in his personal capacity.

 

CARRIED

 

 

10

Council's Draft Annual Plan 2014/2015

 

Members discussed the agenda paper and were asked to provide further additions to the advice that the Panel provided to the Council on 18 November 2013 to the Lead Officer Support within the next two days.

 

 

Resolution number DIS/2014/8

MOVED by Chairperson H Hickey, seconded by Deputy Chairperson CB Brown:

That the Disability Strategic Advisory Panel:

a)††††† receive this report on the Councilís Draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 and provide further additions to the Lead Officer Support within the next two days.

 

CARRIED

 


 



11

Chairperson's Report

 

Resolution number DIS/2014/9

MOVED by Member C Lansink, seconded by Member D Hughes:

That the Disability Strategic Advisory Panel:

a)††††† receive the Chairpersonís report.

 

CARRIED

 

 

12

General Business

 

Member Clive Lansink referred to a paper he had prepared in 2013 on the Disability Policy and said he would bring it back to the next meeting.

 

 

Resolution number DIS/2014/10

MOVED by Member C Lansink, seconded by Member D McKenzie:

That the Disability Strategic Advisory Panel:

a) †† receive the verbal general discussion on issues and events occurring since the last meeting of the Panel.

b)request Council to consider resourcing monthly meetings for the Panel.

 

CARRIED

 

 

13††††††† Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

1.45 pm††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Disability Strategic Advisory Panel HELD ON

 

 

 

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