Downloadable version below. Link to survey right at the bottom.
To help identify key accessibility issues, the councils are carrying out a Northland-wide survey. It will include questions on:
- access to public spaces
- access to information services
- participation in community consultation and engagement.
Responses to the survey will help build a clearer picture of how well each council is working for people with access needs and frame issues to be addressed when finalising the strategy.
Mayor John Carter says the four councils lack a shared strategy on how to enable accessibility for all. “This joint effort will ensure there is greater consistency across Northland. The aim is for all our residents to achieve equal access to services, whether they are in the Far North, Kaipara or Whangarei.”
He says an accessible community is one where everyone can access all places, activities, services and information easily and with dignity. People with access needs include:
- those with disabilities or impairments, such as being unable to walk, hear, see, communicate or understand things easily
- those with health conditions
- ·older adults
- people with language difficulties, such as new migrants.
To take part in the survey online, go to http://www.fndc.govt.nz/accessibility2020 or collect a survey form from any Far North District Council service centre, library or i-SITE.
The survey runs for one month from 11 November and closes at 5pm on 11 December.
Contact Whangarei District Council Community Development Advisor – Claire Wilson (Claire.firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about the Te Tai Tokerau Regional Accessibility Strategy.