Accessibility Advisory Group


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We're recruiting

Are you passionate about making Wellington an accessible and inclusive city?

We are currently recruiting for members for the Accessibility Advisory Group.

For more information and to apply, visit our Careers website

The Accessibility Advisory Group, previously known as the Disability Reference Group (DRG), gives the Council feedback and advice from the view of people living with impairments.

Main roles

  • Advise Council on how to help grow a great and accessible City, where barriers to people with impairments are minimised.
  • Bring lived experience and knowledge to Council around accessibility issues in the context of Council’s roles and priorities.
  • It is recognised that members come from and remain connected to their communities, it is from this foundation members share their expertise and lived experience in this advisory role, and engage with their communities and others as part of the wider council consultation processes.

Terms of Reference (250KB PDF) | Text version (50KB DOCX)

Accessible Wellington Action Plan

The Council's accessibility plan outlines a set of actions designed to improve Wellington's reputation as an inclusive and socially responsible city - one that is accessible, safe and easy to get around: Accessible Wellington Action Plan.


Members of this group have a broad knowledge of accessibility and can advise on the needs of people with impairments. Issues that arise from the meetings are reported back to the wider disability community by group members.

Accessibility Advisory Group members

  • Amy Evanson
  • Erikka Helliwell
  • Rosie Macleod
  • Stuart Mills
  • Solmaz Nazari Orakani
  • Rachel Noble (Co-Chair)
  • Alan Royal
  • Nick Ruane (Co Chair)

Wellington City Council representatives

  • Councillor Rebecca Matthews, Councillor Tamatha Paul (alternate)

Annual reports

These annual reports give information on the Accessibility Advisory Group's work and achievements and how they've addressed issues. 

Frequency of meetings

The Accessibility Advisory Group meets monthly.

More information

Hedi Mueller, Democracy Advisor

Phone 021 276 2971