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Accessible Napier

‘Napier – a city for everyone’. People with disabilities should be able to enjoy the same access, value, respect and inclusivity as others in the Napier community.


‘Napier – a city for everyone’. People with disabilities should be able to enjoy the same access, value, respect and inclusivity as others in the Napier community.

Napier Disability Strategy logo

Whenever you see this logo, you will know the information is about disability matters in Napier that Council is working on.

The logo draws inspiration from the existing Napier City Council logo, using the waves/water pattern to depict fingerprints. Everyone’s fingerprints are unique, so too are people’s needs and obstacles. No one person, challenge or ability are the same and we recognise and respect that. You can read the full Napier Disability Strategy here.

For more information about Accessible Napier please contact Napier City Council on 06 835 7579 or email Below is some information and links about amenities and services available to people with disabilities in Napier.

Napier Disability Strategy

Napier Disability Advisory Group

Napier Disability Advisory Group

The Napier Disability Advisory Group, including service providers and agencies, aims to strengthen relationships, raise disability awareness, and improve communication between Napier City Council, businesses, community groups, and people with disabilities in the Napier community. For more information contact

Napier Ability Plus

Napier Ability Plus

Members of Napier Ability Plus (NAPS) all live in Napier and have a lived experience of disability. NAPS was formed to help develop the Napier Disability Strategy. The Group provides input and feedback to Napier City Council on the actions in the Strategy. They keep the Strategy roll out real. For more information, contact

Accessible Napier Projects

We're dedicated to making our city a more inclusive and welcoming place for all individuals, regardless of their abilities. We believe that creating a more accessible environment benefits everyone and promotes a sense of community and belonging.

Here are some of the exciting projects we've been working on to help make Napier more accessible for everyone.

Accessible Napier Napier residents using the new ramp by the Tom Parker fountainNew ramp at Tom Parker fountain

The Marine Parade pathway and all the natural beauty the iconic area provides is now more accessible thanks to a ramp that has recently been installed near the Tom Parker Fountain.

The ramp was a key action in Napier’s Disability Action Plan and Duncan Pollock, a wheelchair user and his wife, Anne-Marie, say it’s great to be able to get to the Marine Parade walkway instead of going the long way around.”

We're also working on the installation of a ramp at the Sunken Gardens, which will provide even more opportunities for people with limited mobility to enjoy the beauty of the area.

We look forward to updating the community on this important work as progress is made.


more visibility for mobility carparks NapierMore visibility for mobility carparks

Work has started to make Napier’s on-street mobility carparks more visible. These carparks are being painted with bold blue and white wheelchair icons to indicate their importance and to ensure they are available for those who need them.

This initiative emerged from the 2022 Mobility Parking Review, which is part of the Napier Disability Strategy, and the council is currently implementing recommendations from the review.

Once the repainting is complete, contractors will begin remedial work on 12 mobility parks in the CBD and Marewa. In addition to repainting the carparks, we plan to install concrete pathways, handrails, and other accessible features to make Napier more accessible.

These upgrades are planned for 2023/24 and will run from the Tom Parker Fountain down to the Marine Parade walkway and into the Sunken Gardens, as well as include an improved pathway to the new BBQ area at Ahuriri Beach.


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