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 21 November 2017, commencing at 1.00pm





Cr Chris Staynes


Deputy Chairperson

Cr Christine Garey

Cr Andrew Whiley


Cr David Benson-Pope

Cr Rachel Elder


Cr Doug Hall

Cr Aaron Hawkins


Cr Marie Laufiso

Cr Mike Lord


Cr Damian Newell

Cr Jim O'Malley


Cr Lee Vandervis

Cr Lee Vandervis


Cr Kate Wilson





Sue Bidrose (Chief Executive Officer) and John Christie (Director Enterprise Dunedin), Kristy Rusher (Manager Civic and Legal), Bree Jones (Business Tourism Events Advisor) and Fraser Liggett (Economic Development Programme Manager).


Governance Support Officer      Rebecca Murray




1       Public Forum

There was no Public Forum.   


2       Apologies


Moved (Cr Chris Staynes/Cr Andrew Whiley):

That the Committee:


Accepts the apologies from Mayor Dave Cull and Cr Conrad Stedman.


Motion carried (ED/2017/022)


3       Confirmation of agenda



Moved (Cr Chris Staynes/Cr Andrew Whiley):


That the Committee:


          Confirms the agenda with the following alteration:


a)      In regard to Standing Order 21.1, Option C be adopted in relation to moving and seconding and speaking to amendments.

Motion carried (ED/2017/023)



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 Chris Staynes/Cr Andrew Whiley):

That the Committee:


a)     Notes the Elected Members' Interest Register.

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

Motion carried (ED/2017/024)


Part A Reports

5       Business Events Update


A report from Enterprise Dunedin provided an overview and update on the Business Events activities undertaken by Enterprise Dunedin.

The report noted that Business Events contributed to Dunedin’s Economic Strategy theme, “Compelling Destination” and linked into other key themes such as “Business Vitality”, “Alliances For Innovation”, “Linkages Beyond our Borders” and “Hub for Skills and Talent”.


Moved (Cr Christine Garey/Cr Kate Wilson):

That the Committee:


a)        Notes the Business Events update.

Motion carried (ED/2017/025)


6       Enterprise Dunedin Q1 2017/18 Activity Report


A report from Enterprise Dunedin provided an update on several Enterprise Dunedin activities from 1 July 2017 to 30 September 2017 which included Otago Regional Business Partnership; draft Destination Dunedin Plan and the upcoming TRENZ event.


Moved (Cr Christine Garey/Cr Andrew Whiley):

That the Committee:


a)     Notes the Enterprise Dunedin Quarter 1 2017/18 Activity Report.

Motion carried (ED/2017/026)


7       Items for Consideration by the Chair


There were no items notified.




The meeting concluded at 1.30pm.