Disability Advisory Panel

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Disability Advisory Panel held in the Council Chamber, Ground Floor, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Monday, 30 May 2016 at 10.05am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Clive Lansink

 

 

 

Members

Colleen Brown, MNZM, JP

 

 

 

 

Jade Farrar

 

 

 

 

David Hughes

 

 

 

 

Don McKenzie, CNZM, OBE

 

 

 

 

Susan Sherrard

 

 

 

 

Ursula Thynne

 

 

 

Liaison Councillor

Sharon Stewart, QSM

From 10.33am, item 6

 

 

 

ABSENT

 

Deputy Chairperson

John Herring

 

 

Member

Dan Buckingham

 

 

Member

Nicola Keyworth

 

 

Member

Gerard Martin

 

 

 

 


Disability Advisory Panel

30 May 2016

 

1††††††††† Apologies

 

Resolution number DIS/2016/17

MOVED by Member C Brown, seconded by Member S Sherrard:

That the Disability Advisory Panel:

a)         accept the apologies from Deputy Chairperson J Herring, Members D Buckingham, N Keyworth and G Martin for absence and from Councillor S Stewart for lateness.

CARRIED

 

 

2††††††††† Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3††††††††† Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number DIS/2016/18

MOVED by Member J Farrar, seconded by Member D Hughes:

That the Disability Advisory Panel:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting held on Monday, 4 April 2016 as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

4††††††††† Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

5

Auckland Transport presentation

 

A PowerPoint presentation was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Jacki Dawson, Bus Services Experience Manager, Auckland Transport spoke to the presentation and answered questions from panel members.

 

 

Resolution number DIS/2016/19

MOVED by Member J Farrar, seconded by Member D McKenzie:

That the Disability Advisory Panel:

a)††††† receive the verbal update from Jacki Dawson on Auckland Transportís plans for accessibility.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 30 May 2016 - Disability Advisory Panel - Item 5 Auckland Transport presentation - presentation

 


 

6

Auckland Design Office

 

Cr Sharon Stewart entered the meeting at 10.33am.

 

 

Elise Copeland, Principal Specialist Ė Universal Access and Design and Philip Wihongi, Māori Design Leader introduced themselves to the panel and provided an overview of their role.

 

 

Resolution number DIS/2016/20

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

That the Disability Advisory Panel:

a)††††† receive the introduction and role overview from Elise Copeland and Philip Wihongi of the Auckland Design Office.

CARRIED

 

 


7

Disability portfolio update

 

Martine Abel, Specialist Advisor, Community Empowerment spoke to the report and answered questions from panel members.

 

 

Resolution number DIS/2016/21

MOVED by Member S Sherrard, seconded by Member C Brown:

That the Disability Advisory Panel:

a)††††† receive the update on access and inclusion initiatives across council and ask the community empowerment unit to look specifically at the issue of whether disabled people have adequate access to suitable accessible housing, including direct communication with agencies such as CCS Disability Action and Access Able.

b)††††† request staff to report on any recent developments concerning the number of disabled staff employed by Council.

CARRIED

 

 


8

Waitemata Local Board Accessibility Plan Review

 

Martine Abel, Specialist Advisor, Community Empowerment spoke to this report in the absence of John Herring, Deputy Chairperson.

 

 

Resolution number DIS/2016/22

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

That the Disability Advisory Panel:

a)††††† receive the verbal update from Martine Abel concerning a review of the Waitematā Local Board Accessibility Plan.

b)††††† request Council to note that with regard to approvals for temporary constructions, when assessing the impact on the surrounding area, attention must be given to accessible facilities such as access routes and car parks.

CARRIED

 


 

9

Disability Advisory Panel Work Programme

 

Andrew Wood, Lead Officer Support addressed matters relating to the panelís work programme.

 

The chairperson provided the following supporting documents:

         Pop-Up Globe Theatre

         Accessible Toilets Kept Locked in the Metro Centre.

Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number DIS/2016/23

MOVED by Member D McKenzie, seconded by Member J Farrar:

That the Disability Advisory Panel:

a)†††††††† note progress with the Panelís work programme.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number DIS/2016/24

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

That the Disability Advisory Panel:

b)†††††††† note the concerns as expressed by disabled people who were unable to enjoy the recent Pop-Up Globe Theatre event celebrating the immense contribution by William Shakespeare to English literature.

c)†††††††† express its serious concern to Auckland Council that, despite its Arts and Culture Strategic Action Plan and Disability Operational Action Plan, people with various disabilities were inadequately catered for by the recent Pop-Up Globe Theatre event.

d)†††††††† ask Auckland Council to note the information as provided above by the chairperson, to investigate all the circumstances surrounding the planning and implementation of this event, and take all reasonable steps to ensure that disabled people can fully participate in and enjoy future events of this nature and that these concerns be also drawn to the attention of ATEED.

CARRIED

 

Resolution number DIS/2016/25

MOVED by Chairperson C Lansink, seconded by Member C Brown:

That the Disability Advisory Panel:

e)†††††††† ask Council to note the information from the chairperson concerning Accessible Toilets Kept Locked in the Metro Centre and ask staff to fully investigate the obligations on building owners and tenants to ensure accessible facilities such as toilets are able to be used by disabled people on the same basis as other members of the public.

f)††††††††† note with respect to the Metro Centre in particular, the work already done by Council Staff to resolve the issue, but ask Council staff to continue to take all reasonable steps to work with the building owners and tenants to ensure the accessible toilets are kept unlocked in the same way as the other toilets.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 30 May 2016 - Disability Advisory Panel - Item 9 Disability Advisory Panel Work Programme - Pop-Up Globe Theatre

b†††† 30 May 2016 - Disability Advisory Panel - Item 9 Disability Advisory Panel Work Programme - Accessible Toilets Kept Locked in the Metro Centre

 

 

10††††††† Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

12.03pm†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 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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