Economic Development Committee



Minutes of an ordinary meeting of the Economic Development Committee held in the Edinburgh Room, Municipal Chambers, The Octagon, Dunedin on Monday 14 August 2017, commencing at 4.30 pm  





Christine Garey


Deputy Chairperson

Andrew Whiley



David Benson-Pope

Aaron Hawkins


Doug Hall

Mike Lord


Marie Laufiso

Jim O'Malley


Damian Newell

Lee Vandervis (via telephone)


Conrad Stedman

Kate Wilson




Sue Bidrose (Chief Executive Officer) and John Christie (Director Enterprise Dunedin), Ryan Craig (Destination Dunedin Manager), Fraser Liggett (Economic Development Programme Manager) and Hui Zhang (Project China Co-ordinator)


Governance Support Officer      Jennifer Lapham




1       Public Forum

There was no Public Forum.   


2       Apologies


Moved (Cr Christine Garey/Cr Andrew Whiley):

That the Committee:


Accepts the apologies from Crs Rachel Elder, Chris Staynes and  Mayor Dave Cull


Motion carried (ED/2017/011)


3       Confirmation of agenda



Moved (Cr Christine Garey/Cr Jim  O'Malley):

That the Committee:


Confirms the agenda with the following alteration:

-      In regard to Standing Order 2.1, Option C be adopted in relation to moving and seconding and speaking to amendments


Motion carried (ED/2017/012)



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.




Moved (Cr Christine Garey/Cr Jim O'Malley):

That the Committee:


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

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

Motion carried (ED/2017/013)


Part A Reports

5       Public Relations and Communication


In a report an update on the Public Relations (PR) activity undertaken by Enterprise Dunedin for the period 1 July 2016 – 30 June 2017.



Moved (Cr Christine Garey/Cr Andrew Whiley):

That the Committee:


        a)     Notes the PR and Communications update.


Motion carried (ED/2017/014)


6       2016/17 Project China Update


In a report an update of the 2016/17 Project China activities and proposed activities for 2017/18 was provided.



Moved (Cr Christine Garey/Cr Andrew Whiley):

That the Committee:


a)     Notes the 2016/17 Project China report and proposed 2017/18 priorities.

Motion carried (ED/2017/015)


7       Items for Consideration by the Chair


Cr Hawkins –suggested that the images on google of the Central Business District should be updated.











The meeting concluded at 4.55 pm