Economic Development Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Economic Development Committee held in the Council Chamber, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Tuesday, 1 July 2014 at 9.30am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Anae Arthur Anae

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Ross Clow

 

Members

Cr Cameron Brewer

 

 

Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Member Precious Clark

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

From 9.39am, Item 9

Until 12.49pm, Item 14

 

Cr Denise Krum

From 9.33am, Item 9

 

Cr Dick Quax

 

 

Cr Penny Webster

From 9.37am, Item 9

Until 10.03am, Item 9

 

APOLOGIES

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper

For lateness

 

 

Cr Christine Fletcher

For absence

 

 

Member Kris MacDonald

For absence

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Cr Calum Penrose

 

 

 

Cr George Wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Economic Development Committee

01 July 2014

 

 

1††††††††† Apologies

Resolution number ECO/2014/32

MOVED by Cr AJ Anae, seconded by Member P Clark:

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from Cr CE Fletcher and Member K MacDonald for absence and from Cr LA Cooper for lateness.

 

CARRIED

 

 

2††††††††† Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3††††††††† Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution number ECO/2014/33

MOVED by Cr AJ Anae, seconded by Cr WB Cashmore:

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 21 May 2014, as a true and correct record.

 

CARRIED

 

 

4††††††††† Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

5††††††††† Public Input

 

There was no public input.

 

6††††††††† Local Board Input

 

There was no local board input.

 

7††††††††† Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

8††††††††† Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.


9

The current status of the rollout of Ultrafast Broadband in Auckland

 

Cr DA Krum entered the meeting at 9.33am

Cr MP Webster entered the meeting at 9.37 am.

Cr LA Cooper entered the meeting at 9.39 am.

Cr MP Webster left the meeting at 10.03 am.

 

 

Anna Verboeket, Stakeholder Relations Manager, Crown Fibre Holdings and Craig Young, Head of Industry Relations, Chorus,† were present for this item. A PowerPoint presentation was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website.

 

 

MOVED by Cr AJ Anae, seconded by Deputy Chairperson RI Clow:

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)††††† receive the presentation† by Anna Verboeket and Craig Young on the current status of the rollout of Ultrafast Broadband in Auckland.

b)††††† thank Anna Verboeket and Craig Young for their presentation.

 

 

Cr LA Cooper MOVED an amendment to the original recommendation, seconded by Cr DA Krum:

c)†††††††† note that a number of rural and coastal areas in the greater Auckland Region will not have their broadband infrastructure upgraded under either the Rural Broadband Initiative or the rollout of Ultrafast Broadband. These residents continue to receive sub-standard broadband service, with detrimental impacts on community safety and local economic development.

d)†††††††† note that Chorus has requested some rural and coastal communities to fund the upgrade of their own broadband infrastructure.

e)†††††††† request Councilís Economic Development team to work with Chorus to develop options for these communities.

CARRIED

 

The Chairperson put the substantive motion.

Resolution number ECO/2014/34

MOVED by Cr AJ Anae, seconded by Deputy Chairperson RI Clow:

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)††††† receive the presentation† by Anna Verboeket and Craig Young on the current status of the rollout of Ultrafast Broadband in Auckland.

b)††††† thank Anna Verboeket and Craig Young for their presentation.

c)††††† note that a number of rural and coastal areas in the greater Auckland Region will not have their broadband infrastructure upgraded under either the Rural Broadband Initiative or the rollout of Ultrafast Broadband. These residents continue to receive sub-standard broadband service, with detrimental impacts on community safety and local economic development.

d)††††† note that Chorus has requested some rural and coastal communities to fund the upgrade of their own broadband infrastructure.

e)††††† request Councilís Economic Development team to work with Chorus to develop options for these communities.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 1 July 2014 - Item 9 PowerPoint presentation

 

10

Customer-centric approaches to regulatory activities

 

Fiona Shilton, General Manager Property, the Warehouse and Pat Gavaghan, General Manager Property Development, the Hugh Green Group, were present for this item.

 

A further report and a PowerPoint presentation were provided. Hard copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website.

 

 

Resolution number ECO/2014/35

MOVED by Cr DA Krum, seconded by Cr LA Cooper:

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)         note the growth in demand on services provision, †as a result of improving economic conditions and the impact of regulatory reform.

b)        note the improvements being made by the regulatory services team in support of a customer centered and business friendly approach.

c)         note the work in progress and opportunities for continued improvement.

d)        thank Fiona Shilton and Pat Gavaghan for their input into the discussion.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 1 July 2014 - Item 10 tabled report

b†††† 1 July 2014 - Item 10 PowerPoint presentation

 

 

 

11

World Cities Summit

 

Deputy Chairperson RI Clow left the meeting at 11.20 am.

Deputy Chairperson RI Clow returned to the meeting at 11.26 am.

 

 

Resolution number ECO/2014/36

MOVED by Cr AJ Anae, seconded by Cr WB Cashmore:

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)††††† note the attendance of the Mayor and senior council staff at the World Cities Summit in Singapore in June 2014.

b)††††† note the programme of meetings and the outcomes from the attendance of the Mayor and senior council staff at the World Cities Summit in Singapore in June 2014.

c)††††† note that the delegation was successful in raising the profile of Auckland, both in terms of its liveability vision and investment attractiveness and that a follow-up investment roadshow to Singapore is being planned for later in 2014.

d)††††† note that the council is likely to engage in future activity with the World Cities Summit and Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize.

 

CARRIED

 


 

 

12

Māori Economic Development Forum

 

Resolution number ECO/2014/37

MOVED by Cr AJ Anae, seconded by Member† Clark:

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)††††† receive the Māori Economic Development Forum verbal presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

 

13

Industrial Business Land

 

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.

 

 

Cr AJ Anae vacated the chair and left the meeting at 12.15 pm

Deputy Chairperson RI Clow assumed the chair at 12.15 pm

Cr AJ Anae returned to the meeting and resumed the chair at 12.18 pm

Cr LA Cooper left the meeting at 12.40 pm.

 

 

Resolution number ECO/2014/38

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson RI Clow, seconded by Cr D Quax:

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)†††††††† recommend to the Auckland Development Committee that:

i.†††† business land is a critical consideration of the Spatial Priorities work that is currently being advanced.

ii.††† new areas of business land growth are prioritised in any future Land Release Programme outlined by Auckland Council.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 1 July 2014 - Item 13 PowerPoint presentation

 

 

14

Business Growth Agenda - Future Direction 2014

 

A PowerPoint presentation was provided for Items 14 and 15 and a handout on Business Growth Agenda Priority Areas was tabled. Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

 

Cr LA Cooper returned to the meeting at 12.43 pm.

Cr LA Cooper left the meeting at 12.49 pm.

 

 

Resolution number ECO/2014/39

MOVED by Cr AJ Anae, seconded by Deputy Chairperson RI Clow:

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)††††† receive the Business Growth Agenda Ė Future Direction 2014 report and its accompanying presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 1 July 2014 - Items 14 and 15 PowerPoint presentation

b†††† 1 July 2014 - Item 14 tabled handout

 

 

15

Regional Economic Activity Report - 2014

 

Resolution number ECO/2014/40

MOVED by Cr AJ Anae, seconded by Member† Clark:

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)††††† receive the Regional Economic Activity Report 2014 and its accompanying presentation.

 

CARRIED

 

16††††††† Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

12.53 pm††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 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 Economic Development Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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