I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Economic Development Committee will be held on:

 

Date:                      

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

9.30am

Council Chamber
Auckland Town Hall
301-305 Queen Street
Auckland

 

Economic Development Committee

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Cr Anae Arthur Anae

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Ross Clow

 

Members

Cr Cameron Brewer

 

 

Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Precious Clark

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

 

Cr Denise Krum

 

 

Kris MacDonald

 

 

Cr Dick Quax

 

 

Cr Penny Webster

 

Ex-officio

Mayor Len Brown, JP

 

 

Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse

 

 

(Quorum 6 members)

 

 

 

Louis Dalzell

Democracy Advisor

 

12 November 2014

 

Contact Telephone: (09) 373 6211

Email: louis.dalzell@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 

 


TERMS OF REFERENCE

 

 

Areas of Activity

 

·         Providing strategic oversight and direction to economic development in Auckland

·         Management, monitoring and reporting on of the performance of Auckland’s economy and the coordination of Auckland’s Economic Development Strategy

·         Proposing, supporting and reviewing strategic projects and programmes which will deliver on Auckland’s Economic Development Strategy

·         Facilitating partnerships and collaborative funding models to support economic development initiatives

·         Providing a point of engagement for the Council with the government, business and business organisations and local economic development agencies in relation to all economic policy and strategy matters

·         Evaluating the balance of economic development policies, programmes and initiative across Auckland and ensuring an appropriate balance between rural and urban opportunities

 

Responsibilities

 

Within the specified area of activity the Committee is responsible for:

 

·         In accordance with the work programme agreed with the parent committee, developing strategy and policy, including any agreed community consultation, to recommend to the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee

·         Acting as a community interface for consultation on policies and as a forum for raising community concerns, while ensuring community engagement is complementary to that undertaken by local boards

·         Making decisions within delegated powers

 

Powers

 

All powers necessary to perform the Committee’s responsibilities

 

Except:

 

(a)     powers that the Governing Body cannot delegate or has retained to itself (see Governing Body responsibilities)

(b)     where the Committee’s responsibility is limited to making a recommendation only

(c)     where a matter is the responsibility of another committee or a local board

(d)     the approval of expenditure that is not contained within approved budgets

(e)     the approval of expenditure of more than $2 million

(f)      the approval of final policy

(g)     deciding significant matters for which there is high public interest and which are controversial

(h)     the commissioning of reports on new policy where that policy programme of work has not been approved by the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee

 

 


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ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                        PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        5

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   5

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               5

4          Petitions                                                                                                                          5  

5          Public Input                                                                                                                    5

5.1     Pacific Community Economic and Social Development including Le Pasefika Village Park proposal                                                                                                       5

5.2     COMET Auckland                                                                                                6

6          Local Board Input                                                                                                          6

7          Extraordinary Business                                                                                                6

8          Notices of Motion                                                                                                          7

9          Youth Employability Passport                                                                                     9

10        Economic Development Activity - Post CPO Review                                             11  

11        Consideration of Extraordinary Items 

 

 


1          Apologies

 

Apologies from Chairperson AJ Anae, Mayor LCM Brown and Deputy Mayor PA Hulse have been received.

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Wednesday, 8 October 2014, as a true and correct record.

 

4          Petitions

 

At the close of the agenda no requests to present petitions had been received.

 

5          Public Input

 

Standing Order 3.21 provides for Public Input.  Applications to speak must be made to the Committee Secretary, in writing, no later than two (2) working days prior to the meeting and must include the subject matter.  The meeting Chairperson has the discretion to decline any application that does not meet the requirements of Standing Orders.  A maximum of thirty (30) minutes is allocated to the period for public input with five (5) minutes speaking time for each speaker.

 

5.1       Pacific Community Economic and Social Development including Le Pasefika Village Park proposal

Purpose

1.       To seek support from Auckland Council for a Land Occupancy Agreement of a parcel of land to establish economic and social developments for Pacific Community, including the establishment of Le Pasefika Village Park. 

2.       To seek access and use of existing premises and or venues to initiative the ‘proof of concept’ while waiting for a long-term solution.  

Background

3.       Aiiloilo Dr. Elise Puni of the Le Pasefika Village Park Project group will present to the committee.

Recommendation

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)      receive the presentation on the ‘Le Pasefika Village Park’ and thank Aiiloilo Dr Elise Puni for the presentation

b)      note successful cultural tourism is consistent with the Auckland Economic Development Strategy, Priority 5 “Develop a Vibrant Creative International City”

c)      recommend Aiiloilo Dr. Elise Puni that the case for the proposal could be made in a submission to the Auckland Council 2025-25 Long Term Plan.

 

5.2       COMET Auckland

Purpose

1.       To update the Economic Development Committee on COMET Auckland’s current and planned actions and outcomes towards Economic Development Strategy (EDS) targets for 2014/15, with a particular focus on youth employability, science and technology education, and local board skills planning.

Background

2.       Susan Warren, Chief Executive, COMET Auckland and Richard Hall, Board Chair, COMET Auckland will present to the committee.

 

Recommendation

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)      thank Ms Susan Warren and Mr Richard Hall for their presentation and attendance.

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

Standing Order 3.22 provides for Local Board Input.  The Chairperson (or nominee of that Chairperson) is entitled to speak for up to five (5) minutes during this time.  The Chairperson of the Local Board (or nominee of that Chairperson) shall wherever practical, give two (2) days notice of their wish to speak.  The meeting Chairperson has the discretion to decline any application that does not meet the requirements of Standing Orders.

 

This right is in addition to the right under Standing Order 3.9.14 to speak to matters on the agenda.

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for local board input had been received.

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-

 

(a)        The local  authority by resolution so decides; and

 

(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-

 

(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and

 

(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”

 

 

 

 

 

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

 

(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-

 

(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

 

(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

 

(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”

 

8          Notices of Motion

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for notices of motion had been received.

 


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Youth Employability Passport

 

File No.: CP2014/25853

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       This report introduces a presentation to inform the committee of work on the development of a Youth Employability Passport.

Executive summary

2.       Shirley Johnson, Skills Manager, COMET, will make a presentation on the development of a Youth Employability Passport – to enable young Aucklanders (14-24 years) to understand their employability skills and build a measured set of competencies to assist in gaining employment.

3.       The presentation will outline high level objectives, deliverables and time-frames, explain how skills will be developed and assessed and how the process will contribute to employers’ successful recruitment of young people.

 

Recommendation/s

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)      thank Shirley Johnson for her presentation on the Youth Employability Passport.

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.     

Signatories

Authors

Wayne Brown – Lead Strategic Advisor – Strategic Advice

Authorisers

Denise O’Shaughnessy – Manager – Strategic Advice

Harvey Brookes – Acting GM Auckland Plan – Strategy & Research

 


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Economic Development Activity - Post CPO Review

 

File No.: CP2014/25852

 

  

 

Purpose

1.       This report introduces a presentation on economic development activity following the review of the Chief Planning Officer’s division.

Executive summary

2.       Wayne Brown, Lead Strategic Advisor, will make a presentation providing an overview of the review of the Chief Planning Officer’s division, implications for economic development activity and the distribution of the former teams of the Economic Development Department. 

 

Recommendation/s

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)      receive the presentation on economic development activity following the review of the Chief Planning Officer’s division.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.    

Signatories

Authors

Wayne Brown – Lead Strategic Advisor – Strategic Advice

Authorisers

Denise O’Shaughnessy – Manager – Strategic Advice

Harvey Brookes – Acting GM Auckland Plan – Strategy & Research