Economic Development Committee



Unconfirmed Minutes of an ordinary meeting of the Economic Development Committee held in the Edinburgh Room, Municipal Chambers, The Octagon, Dunedin on Monday 13 March 2017, commencing at 2.00pm





Chris Staynes


Deputy Chairperson

Christine Garey

Andrew Whiley


David Benson-Pope

Dave Cull


Rachel Elder

Doug Hall


Aaron Hawkins

Damian Newell


Mike Lord

Conrad Stedman


Jim O'Malley

Kate Wilson


Lee Vandervis





John Christie (Director Enterprise Dunedin), Ruth Zinert (Food Resilience Business Advisor), Fraser Liggett (Economic Development Programme Manager) and Ryan Craig (Destination Dunedin Manager)


Governance Support Officer      Jennifer Lapham




1       Public Forum

1.1    Public Forum


Kimberly Smith, addressed the meeting concerning broken glass and rubbish on streets in North Dunedin area.

Ms Smith advised that the glass was unsightly and also a health and safety issue. She advised that children in the local area had written a letter asking people to put their glass in recycling bins.  

Cr Newell entered the meeting at 2.02 pm.

In response to questions she advised that she would like the street cleaning patrols increased, and that there is a similar quantity of rubbish and glass.  Ms Smith advised that she had been in touch with the University and had been advised that it was a complicated issue.






1.2    Public Forum


Prof J Flynn, addressed the meeting concerning climate change and South Dunedin.

Prof Flynn gave a copy of his recent book (No Place To Hide) to each Committee member, and drew the committee's attention to information in the book.

He advised that he believed within 5 years South Dunedin may be un-insurable.  He acknowledged that this was a national and global issue but felt that that the Council should do whatever it can to ensure that the infrastructure is working and invest in the protection that is already in place.  


2       Apologies

An apology was received from Cr Laufiso.


Moved (Cr Chris Staynes/Cr Andrew Whiley):

        That the Committee:


        Accepts the  apology from Cr Laufiso.


.Motion carried (ED/2017/001)


3       Confirmation of agenda



Moved (Cr Chris Staynes/Cr Andrew Whiley):

That the Committee:


Confirms the agenda without addition or alteration


Motion carried (ED/2017/002)



Moved (Chairperson Chris Staynes/Mayor Dave Cull):

That the Committee:


For this meeting the Committee use Option C of Standing Order 21 for speaking and moving.


Motion carried (ED/2017/003)


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.


Cr Staynes advised that he had been reappointed as a director of the Chamber of Commerce.



Moved (Chairperson Chris Staynes/Cr David Benson-Pope):

That the Committee:


a)     Amends if necessary the Elected Members' Interest Register attached as Attachment A; and

b)     Amends the proposed management plan for Elected Members' Interests.

Motion carried (ED/2017/004)

Part A Reports

5       Food Resilience Project Update


The report provided an update on the Dunedin City Council's Food Resilience project.  Staff spoke to the report and responded to questions.



Cr Aaron Hawkins left the meeting at 02:46 pm.



Moved (Christine Garey/Andrew Whiley):

That the Committee:


a)     Notes the Food Resilience project update.

Motion carried (ED/2017/005)


6       Dunedin Marketing - Spring Campaign 2016


The report updated the Committee on the results of the Spring Campaign 2016 Activity between August and November 2016.

The purpose of the campaign was to raise awareness of Dunedin as compelling destination. The primary target market focus was Auckland and included the wider upper North Island as a secondary market. 

Provide visibility across Enterprise Dunedin’s Spring Campaign 2016 targeted spend and the channels utilised in marketing the city as a domestic break destination in the North Island.

The Destination Dunedin Manager spoke to the report and responded to questions on the spring campaign, the Australian campaign and the Chinese tourism market.



Cr Aaron Hawkins returned to the meeting at 02:47 pm.



Moved (Cr Christine Garey/Cr Doug Hall):

That the Committee:


a)     Notes the Dunedin Marketing Spring Campaign 2016 report.

Motion carried (ED/2017/006)




7       Items for consideration by the Chair


Cr Benson-Pope requested that staff prepare a report on the potential use of a targeted rate in the North Dunedin area as a tool for recouping the cost of street cleaning, noting that it was not directed at permanent residential dwellings. 








The meeting concluded at 3.01 pm .