Economic Development Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Economic Development Committee held in the Room 1, Level 26, 135 Albert Street, Auckland on Wednesday, 4 November 2015 at 9.32am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Anae Arthur Anae

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Ross Clow

From 10.05 am, Item 10.

Members

Cr Cameron Brewer

 

 

Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Ms Precious Clark

From 9.47 am, Item 9, until 10.43 am, Item 10.

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

Until 10.24 am, Item 10.

 

Cr Hon Christine Fletcher, QSO

From 10.05 am, Item 10.

 

Cr Denise Krum

Until 11.08 am, Item 11.

 

Mr Kris MacDonald

 

 

Cr Dick Quax

From 9.47 am, Item 9.

 

Cr Penny Webster

Until 11.10 am, Item 11.

 

ABSENT

 

 

Mayor Len Brown, JP

 

 

 

Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

Until 11.05 am, Item 11.

 

Cr Calum Penrose

From 10.30 am, Item 10

 

Cr George Wood

From 9.55 am, Item 10

 

Josephine Bartley – Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board member

 

Julia Parfitt – Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Chair

 

Mark Thomas – Orākei Local Board member

 

 


Economic Development Committee

04 November 2015

 

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number ECO/2015/19

MOVED by Chairperson AJ Anae, seconded by Cr LA Cooper:  

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from Mayor LCM Brown and Deputy Mayor PA Hulse for absence, and Cr LA Cooper for early departure, and Member K MacDonald, Deputy Chairperson RI Clow and Cr D Quax for lateness.

CARRIED

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number ECO/2015/20

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

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 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

Post briefing - Visit to Singapore and China, September 2015

 

Member P Clark entered the meeting at 9.47 am.

Cr D Quax entered the meeting at 9.47 am.

 

Resolution number ECO/2015/21

MOVED by Cr LA Cooper, seconded by Chairperson AJ Anae:  

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)      note the programme of meetings and the outcomes from the attendance of the Mayor and staff in Singapore and China in September 2015.

b)      note the council is likely to engage in future activity with the China-New Zealand Mayoral Forum (Wellington will host the second forum in 2017).

c)      note the council will host the 2016 Tripartite Economic Alliance Summit in Auckland.

CARRIED

 

 

10

Update on Tripartite Summit 2016

 

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.

 

Cr GS Wood entered the meeting at 9.55 am.

Cr CE Fletcher entered the meeting at 10.05 am.

Deputy Chairperson RI Clow entered the meeting at 10.05 am.

Member K MacDonald entered the meeting at 10.12 am.

Cr LA Cooper retired from the meeting at 10.24 am.

Cr CM Penrose entered the meeting at 10.30 am.

Member P Clark retired from the meeting at 10.43 am.

 

Note:                 Changes to the original recommendation were incorporated with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number ECO/2015/22

MOVED by Cr DA Krum, seconded by Cr MP Webster:  

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)      receive the Update on Tripartite Summit 2016 presentation.

b)        request Global Partnership and Strategy (in partnership with other parts of council) to recommend to the committee future Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reporting format in relation to all economic based overseas delegations.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     4 November 2015, Economic Development Committee, Item 10 - Tripartite Economic Alliance presentation

 


 

11

Regional Economic Activity Report 2015

 

Cr CM Casey retired from the meeting at 11.05 am.

Cr DA Krum retired from the meeting at 11.08 am.

Cr MP Webster retired from the meeting at 11.10 am.

Cr CE Fletcher left the meeting at 11.20 am.

Cr CE Fletcher returned to the meeting at 11.26 am.

 

Staff gave a verbal presentation including a demonstration of the relevant Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment web tool.  The web tool can be found at the following link: http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/business/business-growth-agenda/regions/web-tool

 

Note:                 Changes to the original recommendation were incorporated with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Resolution number ECO/2015/23

MOVED by Cr CE Brewer, seconded by Cr CE Fletcher:  

That the Economic Development Committee:

a)      receive the summary of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s recently released Regional Economic Activity Report 2015 (a full copy of which is provided as Attachment A).

b)      note the positive growth in Auckland’s regional GDP and the employment rate, alongside a decrease in the rate of unemployment – and this bodes well for improving results in the soon to be released 2015 Auckland Plan Targets Monitoring Report.

c)      note that in the 2014 monitoring report we failed to achieve the three Auckland Development Strategy aspirational targets of an annual average productivity growth of 2 per cent, average annual GDP growth of 5 per cent, and a more than 6 per cent average annual increase in regional exports and that this committee must keep these agreed pillars and targets at the forefront of this work.

CARRIED

  

12        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.  

 

 

11.39 am                                            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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