Economic Development Committee



Confirmed minutes of an ordinary meeting of the Economic Development Committee held in the Edinburgh Room, Municipal Chambers, The Octagon, Dunedin on Monday 18 July 2016, commencing at 1.03 pm




Deputy Chairperson

Cr John Bezett



Cr David Benson-Pope

Cr Hilary Calvert


Cr Doug Hall

Cr Aaron Hawkins


Cr Jinty MacTavish

Cr Andrew Noone


Cr Neville Peat

Cr Richard Thomson


Cr Lee Vandervis

Cr Kate Wilson




John Christie (Director Enterprise Dunedin), Simon Pickford (General Manager, Services and Development), Fraser Liggett (Economic Development Programme Manager), Kristy Rusher (Manager, Civic and Legal) and Sarah Bedford (Communications Advisor)


Governance Support Officer      Wendy Collard




1       Public Forum

There was no Public Forum.   


2       Apologies


Moved (Deputy Chairperson John Bezett/Cr Aaron Hawkins): that the Committee


Accepts the apologies from Mayor Dave Cull and Councillors Mike Lord, Chris Staynes and Andrew Whiley.


 Motion carried (ED/2016/004)


3       Confirmation of agenda



Moved (Cr Neville Peat/Cr Hilary Calvert): that the Committee


Confirms the agenda without addition or alteration


Motion carried (ED/2016/005)



4       Declarations of interest

Members were reminded of the need to stand aside from decision-making when a conflict arose between their role as an elected representative and any private or other external interest they might have.


There were no declarations of interests made or conflicts of interest declared.

Part A Reports

5       Business Satisfaction Survey Results



A report from Enterprise Dunedin provided an update on the three business surveys that had been undertaken to assess 'business friendly interactions' with customers of Enterprise Dunedin, Building Control and Environmental Health and Liquor Licensing.  The report noted that Resource Consents were included in the last survey.


It also noted that the survey data had been used for the purpose of continuous improvement which would improve service outcomes for business customers.


The General Manager, Services and Development (Simon Pickford) and the Economic Development Programme Manager spoke to the report and responded to questions on the selection of survey recipients, the response rate and the Case Management Service.




Moved (Cr David Benson-Pope/Cr Aaron Hawkins): that the Committee


a)     Notes the Business Satisfaction Survey Results report.

Motion carried (ED/2016/006)


Part B Reports

6       Notification of Agenda Items for Consideration by the Chair


There were no items identified.


Resolution to exclude the public

Moved (Cr John Bezett/Cr Aaron Hawkins): that the Committee


Pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, exclude the public from the following part of the proceedings of this meeting namely:


General subject of the matter to be considered

Reasons for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution


Reason for Confidentiality

C1  Delegation Approval For The Gig City Living Hub


The withholding of the information is necessary to protect information where the making available of the information would be likely unreasonably to prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied or who is the subject of the information.


The withholding of the information is necessary to enable the local authority to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations).



The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

DCC staff are currently engaging suppliers regarding sponsorship opportunities for the Gig Hub and wish to finalise these arrangements before this information is made public.

This resolution is made in reliance on Section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, and the particular interest or interests protected by Section 6 or Section 7 of that Act, or Section 6 or Section 7 or Section 9 of the Official Information Act 1982, as the case may require, which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or the relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public are as shown above after each item.


 Motion carried (ED/2016/007)





The meeting moved into confidential at 1.21 pm and resumed in public at 1.35 pm.





The Delegation approval for the Gig City Living Hub was considered in the confidential section of the meeting.  It was agreed that the report would be released due to public interest in the living hub.



Moved (Cr Lee Vandervis/Cr Hilary Calvert): that the Committee


a)        Agrees that Item C1 – Delegation Approval for the Gig City Living Hub report be released to the public following the conclusion of the meeting.

Motion carried (ED/2016/008)



The meeting concluded at 1.37 pm.