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 13 March 2018, commencing at 1.00 pm





Chris Staynes


Deputy Chairpersons

Christine Garey

Andrew Whiley





David Benson-Pope

Rachel Elder


Doug Hall

Aaron Hawkins


Marie Laufiso

Mike Lord


Damian Newell

Jim O'Malley


Lee Vandervis



Kate Wilson





Sue Bidrose (Chief Executive Officer), John Christie (Director Enterprise Dunedin), Fraser Liggett (Economic Development Programme Manager), Ruth Zeinert (Food Resilience Business Advisor) and Suz Jenkins (Finance and Office Manager)


Governance Support Officer††††† Jennifer Lapham




1†††††† Public Forum

There was no Public Forum. ††


2†††††† Apologies


Moved (Chairperson Chris Staynes/Deputy Chairperson Andrew Whiley):

That the Committee:


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


Motion carried (ED/2018/001)


3†††††† Confirmation of agenda



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

That the Committee:



Confirms the agenda with the following addition or alteration


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


Motion carried (ED/2018/002)



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 interests declared.



Moved (Chairperson Chris Staynes/Cr Mike Lord):

That the Committee:


a)†††† Notes the Elected Members' Interest Register and

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

Motion carried (ED/2018/003)

Part A Reports

5†††††† Enterprise Dunedin October - December 2017 Activity Report


In a report from Enterprise Dunedin an update was provided on the four Enterprise Dunedin activities between 1 October and 31 December 2017.


Moved (Deputy Chairperson Christine Garey/Deputy Chairperson Andrew Whiley):

That the Committee:


a)†††† Notes the Enterprise Dunedin 1 October to 31 December 2017 activity report.

Motion carried (ED/2018/004)


6†††††† Dunedin Food Charter


A report from Enterprise Dunedin advised that the development of a local food charter was an action in Councilís adopted Food Resilience Plan 2013. A draft charter has been developed, consulted on and subsequently updated for consideration.


Moved (Cr David Benson-Pope/Deputy Chairperson Christine Garey):

That the Committee:


a)†††† Adopts the draft Dunedin Food Charter.

Motion carried (ED/2018/005) †on a Division



For: †††††††† Crs Chris Staynes, Andrew Whiley, David Benson-Pope, Doug Hall, Aaron Hawkins, Mike Lord, Rachel Elder, Marie Laufiso, Christine Garey, Jim O'Malley, Damian Newell, Conrad Stedman and Kate Wilson (13).

Against: ††† Cr Lee Vandervis (1).


The division was declared CARRIED by 13 votes to 1




7†††††† Dunedin Destination Plan


Cr Wilson withdrew from this item as she was involved in one of the submissions.

In a report from Enterprise Dunedin, it was advised that The Dunedin Destination Plan (DDP) had been through a public consultation process with submissions being received and hearings held.† The report presented the updated version of the DDP to the Economic Development Committee for consideration.


Moved (Deputy Chairperson Christine Garey/Deputy Chairperson Andrew Whiley):

That the Committee:


††††††† a)†††† Notes the minutes of the Destination Dunedin Hearings Committee.


Motion carried (ED/2018/006)



Following discussion it was Moved (Deputy Chairperson Christine Garey/Deputy Chairperson Andrew Whiley):

That the Committee recommends that Council:


a)†††† Adopts †Dunedin Destination Plan.

Motion carried (ED/2018/007)


8†††††† Items for Consideration by the Chair


Cr Elder asked that consideration be given to developing a stronger outdoor adventure platform in the recreation strategy.








The meeting concluded at 2.33 pm .








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