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 Tuesday 23 May 2017, commencing at 1.00 pm





Cr Chris Staynes


Deputy Chairpersons

Cr Christine Garey

Cr Andrew Whiley





Cr David Benson-Pope

Mayor Dave Cull


Cr Rachel Elder

Cr Doug Hall


Cr Aaron Hawkins

Cr Marie Laufiso


Cr Mike Lord

Cr Damian Newell


Cr Jim O'Malley

Cr Conrad Stedman


Cr Lee Vandervis

Cr Kate Wilson




John Christie (Director Enterprise Dunedin) and Eleanor Bunt (Solicitor), Bill Frewen (Senior Policy Analyst), Maria Ioannou (Corporate Policy Manager), Bree Jones (Business Tourism Events Advisor) and Ryan Craig (Destination Dunedin Manager)


Governance Support Officer      Jennifer Lapham




1       Public Forum

There was no Public Forum.   


2       Apologies

There were no apologies.


3       Confirmation of agenda



Moved (Cr Chris Staynes/Cr Andrew Whiley):

That the Committee:


Confirms the agenda without alteration.


Motion carried (ED/2017/007)



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 Chris Staynes declared an interest in NZ Association of Amateur Radio and Transmitters


Crs Stedman and Whiley advised that they had updated their Register of Interest.   



Moved (Chairperson Chris Staynes/Deputy Chairperson Christine Garey):

That the Committee:


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

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

Motion carried (ED/2017/008)

Part A Reports

5       Update on the Energy Plan 1.0


A report from Community and Planning provided and updated on the activities to deliver actions identified in the city’s Energy Plan 1.0 in 2016/17.

It noted that the greatest progress had been made on actions with strong partner focus, which included the Baseline Energy Study, work to support the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs), and activity to deliver on the objectives of Cosy Homes.

Cr Newell entered the meeting at 1.04 pm.



The Corporate Policy Manual (Maria Ioannou) and Senior Policy Analyst (Bill Frewen) provided an overview of the report and responded to questions.


Cr Lee Vandervis left the meeting at 01:11 pm.

Cr Lee Vandervis returned to the meeting at 01:15 pm.




Moved (Deputy Chairperson Andrew Whiley/Cr Doug Hall):

That the Committee:


a)     Notes the update on the Energy Plan 1.0.

Motion carried (ED/2017/009)


6       Dunedin to Host TRENZ 2018


A report from Enterprise Dunedin provided an overview on the successful application to host TRENZ in May 2018.  It also provided an overview of TRENZ (Tourism Rendezvous  New Zealand) – the most significant international business-to-business travel and trade event on the New Zealand tourism industry calendar.


The Business Tourism Events Advisor (Bree Jones) and Destination Dunedin Manager (Ryan Craig) provided an overview of TRENZ and responded to questions from the Committee.



Moved (Deputy Chairperson Andrew Whiley/Cr Kate Wilson):

That the Committee:


a)     Notes the successful application to host TRENZ in Dunedin in May 2018 and its importance for the city and greater region.

Motion carried (ED/2017/010)


7       Items for Consideration by the Chair


There were no items notified.








The meeting concluded at 2.02 pm.