Disability Advisory Panel

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Disability Advisory Panel held in the Council Chamber, Ground Floor , Town Hall on Monday, 14 December 2015 at 10.05am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

John Herring

 

 

 

Members

Colleen Brown, MNZM, JP

 

 

 

 

Dan Buckingham

 

 

 

 

Jade Farrar

 

 

 

 

David Hughes

 

 

 

 

Nicola Keyworth

 

 

 

 

Gerard Martin

 

 

 

 

Don McKenzie, CNZM, OBE

 

 

 

 

Susan Sherrard

 

 

 

 

Ursula Thynne

 

 

 

Liaison Councillor

Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

 

 

ABSENT

 

Chairperson

Clive Lansink

 

 

 

 


Disability Advisory Panel

14 December 2015

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number DIS/2015/64

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Herring, seconded by Member S Sherrard:  

That the Disability Advisory Panel:

a)         accept the apology from Chairperson C Lansink for absence.

CARRIED

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number DIS/2015/65

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Herring, seconded by Member J Farrar:  

That the Disability Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting held on Monday, 2 November 2015 as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

4          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 


5

Disability Operational Action Plan

 

Kathy O’Connor, Team Leader Community Policy was in attendance to answer questions from panel members.

 

 

Resolution number DIS/2015/66

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Herring, seconded by Member D McKenzie:  

That the Disability Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the report and the Disability Operational Action Plan (Attachment A) and           thank Kathy O’Connor for her attendance.

b)      acknowledge that an independent report from the Office of the Ombudsman, the           Human Rights Commission and the New Zealand Convention Coalition           Monitoring Group concerning “Reasonable accommodation of persons with           disabilities in New Zealand” is going to be circulated.

c)      recommend the adoption of the term “reasonable accommodation” in the           Disability Operational Action Plan or some other mechanism that helps to           clarify what is fair and reasonable and inclusive.

d)      express its disappointment that not all council controlled organisations have           committed to the plan noting accessible billing by Watercare as an example.

CARRIED

 


 

6

Modification of signage to accessible toilets in council office buildings

 

Julian Gonzalez, Workspace Business Partner was in attendance to answer questions from panel members. Panel members provided advice and feedback on the proposal which he recorded.

 

 

Resolution number DIS/2015/67

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Herring, seconded by Member J Farrar:  

That the Disability Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the report and thank Julian Gonzalez for his attendance.

CARRIED

 

7

World Masters Games 2017

 

Jennah Wootten, Chief Executive and Greg Warnecke, General Manager, Sport and Games Operations provided a verbal presentation in support of their report.

 

 

Resolution number DIS/2015/68

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Herring, seconded by Member C Brown:  

That the Disability Advisory Panel:

a)      thank Jennah Wootten and Greg Warnecke from WMG 2017 Limited for their attendance and the information provided.

b)      commend council for its initiative in participating in the World Masters Games 2017, especially the 11 Para-Sports events.

CARRIED

 

8

Auckland Transport - Integrated meetings

 

Resolution number DIS/2015/69

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Herring, seconded by Member D Hughes:  

That the Disability Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the update on the Auckland Transport accessibility group meetings.

CARRIED

 

9

Disability Advisory Panel Work Programme

 

Resolution number DIS/2015/70

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Herring, seconded by Member D Hughes:  

That the Disability Advisory Panel:

a)      note progress with the Panel’s work programme

CARRIED

 


 

10

Empowering Communities - Update

 

Resolution number DIS/2015/71

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson J Herring, seconded by Member G Martin:  

That the Disability Advisory Panel:

a)      receive the verbal update from Martine Abel on progress with the Community           Empowerment model.

b)      reiterate the request made at its meeting on 14 September 2015 that the           Community Empowerment Unit’s disability portfolio holder report to each           meeting of the Panel on progress and outcomes achieved and to receive           feedback and support from the Panel.

CARRIED

 

11        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  

 

12.10pm                                             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 Advisory Panel HELD ON

 

 

 

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