Economic Development Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Economic Development Committee held in Room 1, Level 26, 135 Albert Street, Auckland on Tuesday, 18 August 2015 at 10.03 am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Anae Arthur Anae

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Ross Clow

 

Members

Cr Cameron Brewer

 

 

Cr Bill Cashmore

From 11.08 am, Item 5.2

 

Ms Precious Clark

Until 12.09 pm, Item 10

 

Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse

From 10.36 am, Item 5.2

 

Cr Denise Krum

From 10.16 am, Item 5.1, until 12.11 pm, Item 10.

 

Cr Dick Quax

 

 

ABSENT

 

Mayor Len Brown, JP

 

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

 

 

Cr Penny Webster

 

 

Mr Kris MacDonald

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Cr Cathy Casey

 

 

Cr George Wood

From 10.19 am, Item 5.1

 

Cr Calum Penrose

From 10.20 am, Item 5.1

 

Desley Simpson Chair, Orākei Local Board

 

 

Kate Cooke Orākei Local Board

 

 

Danielle Grant Kaipātiki Local Board

 

 

 

 

 

 


Economic Development Committee

18 August 2015

 

1 Apologies

 

Resolution number ECO/2015/10

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

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)        accept the apologies from Mayor LCM Brown, Cr LA Cooper, Cr CE Fletcher, Deputy Mayor PA Hulse, Mr K MacDonald and Cr MP Webster for absence, from Cr WB Cashmore for lateness, and from Ms P Clark for early departure.

CARRIED

 

 

2 Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3 Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number ECO/2015/11

MOVED by Member P Clark, seconded by Deputy Chairperson RI Clow:

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday 24 March 2015, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

4 Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

5 Public Input

 

5.1

Takapuna Beach Business Association presentation

 

Cr DA Krum entered the meeting at 10.16 am.

Cr GS Wood entered the meeting at 10.19 am.

Cr CM Penrose entered the meeting at 10.20 am.

 

Peter White, General Manager of the Takapuna Beach Business Association, and Julian Brown, Chairman-Elect, were in attendance to present to the Economic Development Committee regarding the work of the Takapuna Beach Business Association, and highlighted opportunities for Auckland Council to assist with this work.

 

Resolution number ECO/2015/12

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

That the Economic Development Committee:

a) receive the presentation and thank Peter White for his presentation to the Economic Development Committee on the work of the Takapuna Beach Business Association.

CARRIED

 

5.2

St Heliers Village Association presentation

 

Deputy Mayor PA Hulse entered the meeting at 10.36 am.

Cr WB Cashmore entered the meeting at 11.08 am.

 

Wendy Caspersonn, BID Manager for the St Heliers Village Association, Bruce Jackson, St Heliers businessman, were in attendance to present to this item.

Desley Simpson, Chair Orākei Local Board, and Kate Cooke, Orākei Local Board spoke in support of this item.

 

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.

 

Resolution number ECO/2015/13

MOVED by Cr CE Brewer, seconded by Cr DA Krum:

That the Economic Development Committee:

a) receive the presentation and thank Wendy Caspersonn, Bruce Jackson, Desley Simpson, and Kate Cooke for their presentation to the Economic Development Committee on the work of the St Heliers Village Association.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a 18 August 2015, Economic Development Committee, Item 5.2 St Heliers Village Association presentation.

 

 

 

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

Update on Economic Development functions in Auckland Council and CCOs

 

Cr GS Wood left the meeting at 11.30 am.

Cr CM Casey left the meeting at 11.36 am.

 

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

 

Secretarial note: Resolution b) was taken before resolution a).

 

Resolution number ECO/2015/14

MOVED by Cr CE Brewer, seconded by Chairperson AJ Anae:

That the Economic Development Committee:

b)        request ATEED, Auckland Transport, and relevant Auckland Council departments including BIDs team, Customer Services, Auckland Council Events, and those responsible for town centre maintenance and service levels, to provide a workshop to Local Boards and the Economic Development Committee regarding key issues raised by the Business Improvement Districts, in order to make recommendations to the Regional Strategy and Policy Committee.

 

CARRIED

 

Resolution number ECO/2015/15

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

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)         receive the update on economic development functions in Auckland Council and Council-controlled organisations.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a 18 August 2015, Economic Development Committee, Item 9, Update on Economic Development functions in Auckland Council and CCOs, presentation.

 

 

10

Auckland Economic Quarterly

 

Cr C Casey returned to the meeting at 11.45 am.

Cr G Wood returned to the meeting at 12.09 pm.

Member P Clark retired from the meeting at 12.08 pm.

Cr DA Krum retired from the meeting at 12.11 pm.

 

Chris Parker, Chief Economist, was in attendance to present to the Economic Development Committee.

 

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.

 

Resolution number ECO/2015/17

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

That the Economic Development Committee:

a) receive the presentation and thank Chris Parker for his update on the Auckland Economic Quarterly.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a 18 August 2015, Economic Development Committee, Item 10, Auckland Economic Quarterly, presentation.


11

Tripartite Economic Alliance Update

 

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

 

Resolution number ECO/2015/18

MOVED by Cr WB Cashmore, seconded by Cr D Quax:

That the Economic Development Committee:

a) note that Auckland plans to host the next Tripartite Summit in May 2016 and that the Tripartite Summit is an opportunity to promote Auckland as an ideal destination for business, investment, tourism, education and innovation.

b) note key elements of the Auckland hosted Tripartite Summit will be a business-to-business focus, cultural aspects, Māori participation, opportunities for elected members to participate, corporate sponsors, and central government involvement and support.

c) note that regular Tripartite Economic Alliance updates will be provided to, and feedback sought from the Economic Development Committee.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a 18 August 2015, Economic Development Committee, Item 11, Tripartite Economic Alliance Update, presentation.

 

 

12 Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

12.24 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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