Economic Development Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Economic Development Committee held in the meeting room, Level 26, 135 Albert Street, Auckland on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 at 10.05am.

 

present

 

Acting Chairperson

Cr Ross Clow

 

Members

Cr Cameron Brewer

 

 

Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Member Precious Clark

Until item 9, 11:40am

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

Until item 12, 12:40pm

 

Cr Denise Krum

From item 5.1, 10:07am

 

Cr Penny Webster

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

Chairperson Anae Arthur Anae

 

 

Cr Dick Quax

 

 

Mr Kris MacDonald

 

 

Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse

 

 

Mayor Len Brown, JP

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Mr Steve Tollestrup,

Waitākere Ranges Local Board

 

Cr Cathy Casey

Until item 9, 12:05pm

 

Cr Sharon Stewart

From item 9, 11:45am


Economic Development Committee

24 March 2015

 

 

1††††††††† Apologies

Resolution number ECO/2015/1

MOVED by Cr CE Brewer, seconded by Cr WB Cashmore:

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from Chairperson AJ Anae, Cr D Quax and Mr K MacDonald for absence, Deputy Mayor PA Hulse for absence on council business and Ms P Clark for early departure.

CARRIED

 

 

2††††††††† Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3††††††††† Confirmation of Minutes

Resolution number ECO/2015/2

MOVED by Cr WB Cashmore, seconded by Deputy Chairperson RI Clow:

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.

CARRIED

 

 

4††††††††† Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

5††††††††† Public Input

 

5.1

COMET Auckland

 

Cr DA Krum entered the meeting at 10.07 am.

Cr MP Webster left the meeting at 10.10 am.

 

Susan Warren, Chief Executive and Brian Putt, board member, COMET Auckland gave a Powerpoint presentation in support of this item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number ECO/2015/3

MOVED by Cr WB Cashmore, seconded by Cr CE Fletcher:

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)††††† thank Ms Susan Warren and Mr Brian Putt for their presentation and attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 24 March 2015, Economic Development Committee, Item 5.1 - COMET Auckland

 

5.2

Sentiment Survey - 2H 2014

 

Cr MP Webster returned to the meeting at 10.37 am.

 

Trevor Hipkins, and Billie Teshich, of Davis Langdon, An AECOM Company, gave a PowerPoint presentation in support of this item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.†

A copy of the survey booklet was distributed to members which has been placed on the official minutes and can be found on the link below: http://www.aecom.com/deployedfiles/Internet/Geographies/Australia-New%20Zealand/Documents/NZ_Sentiment_Nov2014.pdf

 

Resolution number ECO/2015/4

MOVED by Member P Clark, seconded by Cr CE Fletcher:

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)††††† receive the presentation and thank Mr Trevor Hipkins for his attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 24 March 2015, Economic Development Committee, Item 5.2 - Sentiment 2H 2014

 

 

6††††††††† Local Board Input

 

6.1

Local Board Input - Waitākere Ranges Local Board member - Steve Tollestrup - Rural Broadband

 

Waitākere Ranges Local Board member and economic portfolio holder Steve Tollestrup was in attendance and spoke at Item 12: Ultrafast Broadband and Rural Broadband Initiative Extension: Registration of Interest.

 

 

7††††††††† Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

8††††††††† Notices of Motion

 

There were no notices of motion.

 

 

Precedence of Business

Resolution number ECO/2015/5

MOVED by Cr CE Fletcher, seconded by Deputy Chairperson RI Clow:

That the Economic Development Committee :

a)         agree that Item 10, Economic Development - Post CPO Review be accorded precedence at this time.

CARRIED

 


 

10

Economic Development - Post CPO Review

 

Staff gave a PowerPoint presentation in support of this item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number ECO/2015/6

MOVED by Cr MP Webster, seconded by Cr WB Cashmore:

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)††††† receive the presentation on economic development following the review of the Chief Planning Officerís division.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 24 March 2015, Economic Development Committee, Item 10 - Economic Development - Post CPO Review

 

 

9

Chief Economist Unit Report

 

Member P Clark left the meeting at 11.40 am.

Cr S Stewart entered the meeting at 11:45am.

Cr CE Brewer left the meeting at 11.50 am.

 

Staff gave a PowerPoint presentation in support of this item. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number ECO/2015/7

MOVED by Cr CE Fletcher, seconded by Deputy Chairperson RI Clow:

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)††††† receive the presentation from the Chief Economist Chris Parker.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 24 March 2015, Economic Development Committee, Item 9, Chief Economist Unit Report

 

Secretarial note:††††††††† Meeting adjourned at 12:05pm and reconvened at 12:10pm.

Secretarial note:††††††††† Cr C Casey retired from the meeting at 12:05pm.

 

11

Youth Employability Passport

 

Cr CE Brewer returned to the meeting at 12.23 pm.

 

Resolution number ECO/2015/8

MOVED by Deputy Chairperson RI Clow, seconded by Cr CE Fletcher:

That the Economic Development Committee:

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

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 24 March 2015, Economic Development Committee, Item 11, Youth employability and the impact on economic growth

 


 

12

Ultrafast Broadband and Rural Broadband Initiative Extension: Registration of Interest

 

Steve Tollestrup, Waitākere Ranges Local Board member gave a PowerPoint presentation in support of this item.† A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Cr CE Fletcher retired from the meeting at 12.40 pm.

 

Resolution number ECO/2015/9

MOVED by Cr LA Cooper, seconded by Deputy Chairperson RI Clow:

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)††††† request councilís Digital Advisors develop a registration of interest for central governmentís Rural Broadband Initiative and Ultrafast Broadband extensions

b)††††† request councilís Digital Advisors develop a digital enablement plan in line with central government recommendations

c)††††† appoint Cr Anae, Cr Cooper, Cr Cashmore and Cr Webster to a political working party with delegated authority to draft the submission

d)††††† request the councilís submission be reported to the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee for approval or retrospective approval if already submitted.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a†††† 24 March 2015, Economic Development Committee, Item 12, Improving Rural Broadband in Auckland City Case Study: Bethellís / Te Henga

 

13††††††† Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

 

12.46 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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