Economic Development Steering Group

 

Business Paper

 

date of meeting:

 

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

location:

 

Committee Room,

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council,

17 Burrawan Street,

Port Macquarie

time:

 

8.00am

 

 


Economic Development Steering Group Meeting

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

 

Items of Business

 

Item       Subject                                                                                                      Page

 

01           Acknowledgement of Country............................................................................ 1

02           Apologies......................................................................................................... 1

03           Confirmation of Minutes.................................................................................... 1

04           Disclosures of Interest....................................................................................... 8

05           Business Arising from Previous Minutes........................................................... 12

06           Implementation of the Economic Development Strategy.................................... 14

07           Economic Development Funding...................................................................... 15

08           Draft Destination Management Plan.................................................................. 16

09           Draft Events Strategy...................................................................................... 17  

10           General Business

 


AGENDA                             Description: Governance Strap.jpgEconomic Development Steering Group      04/12/2013

Item:          01

Subject:     ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

 

"I acknowledge that we are gathered on Birpai Land. I pay respect to the Birpai Elders both past and present. I also extend that respect to all other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people present."

 

 

Item:          02

Subject:     APOLOGIES

 

RECOMMENDATION

That the apologies received be accepted.

 

 

Item:          03

Subject:     CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

Recommendation

 

1.         That the Minutes of the Economic Development Steering Group Meeting held on 30 October 2013 be confirmed.

2.         That the Minutes of the Extraordinary Economic Development Steering Group Meeting held on 6 November 2013 be confirmed.

 


pmhc_logo_VER_smallMINUTES                                                                                          Economic Development

                                                                                                          Steering Group Meeting

                                                                                                                                  30/10/2013

 

 

 

PRESENT

 

Members:

 

Councillor Rob Turner

Councillor Trevor Sargeant

Kelly Lamb (Hastings Business Women’s Network)

Ross Cargill (Mid North Coast NSW Business Chamber)

Joy Corben (Port Macquarie-Hastings Education and Skills Forum)

Kathryn Balodis (Greater Port Macquarie Tourism Association)

Anthony Thorne (Hastings Construction Industry Association Inc.)

Lisa McPherson (Chambers of Commerce in Port Macquarie & Wauchope)

Dr. Muyesser Durur (Higher Education)

John Saunders (Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce & Industry)

Haydn Oriti (Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce)

Jill Follington (Industry Mid North Coast)

 

 

Other Attendees:

 

Craig Swift-McNair (Director Commercial Services & Industry Engagement)

Liesa Davies (Group Manager Economic Development)

 

 

The meeting opened at 8.00am.

 

 

01       ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Acknowledgement of Country was delivered.

 

 

02       APOLOGIES

CONSENSUS:

That the apologies received from Councillor Mike Cusato, Councillor Peter Besseling (Mayor) and Tony Hayward (General Manager) be accepted.

 

 

03       CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

CONSENSUS:

That the Minutes of the Economic Development Steering Group Meeting held on 2 October 2013 be confirmed.

 

 

04      DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

 

There were no disclosures of interest presented.

 

 

05       BUSINESS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES

 

CONSENSUS:

That current status of the Business Arising Items be noted.

 

ITEM 08 - 07.08.2013 - PRIORITY INDUSTRY SECTORS

Please remove as it was incorporated into the Economic Development Outcomes and Actions Performance Measures.

 

ITEM 06 - 04.09.2013 - REVIEW OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES & ACTIONS

Please remove as the Economic Development Outcomes and Actions have been incorporated into the Economic Development Strategy.

 

ITEM 07 - 04.09.2013 - PERFORMANCE MEASURES AGAINST THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES AND ACTIONS

 

Please remove as the Performance Measures have been distributed. 

 

ITEM 08 - 04.09.2013 - DRAFT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

 

This Item can be removed as this item was tabled at the meeting held on the 04.09.2013.

 

 

06       Review of Submissions

 

The Economic Development Steering Group (EDSG) reviewed and discussed the Submissions and comments from the strategy discussion forums.

 

CONSENSUS:

 

The suggested changes to the draft Economic Development Strategy be actioned by Craig Swift-McNair and Liesa Davies. 

 

The updated draft Economic Development Strategy to be distributed to the EDSG prior to the next meeting for review at the meeting scheduled for Wednesday 6 November 2013.

 

 

07       GENERAL BUSINESS

Nil.

 

 

 

The meeting closed at 10.00am.

 


pmhc_logo_VER_smallMINUTES                                                                 Extraordinary Economic Development

                                                                                                          Steering Group Meeting

                                                                                                                                  06/11/2013

 

 

 

PRESENT

 

Members:

 

Councillor Peter Besseling (Mayor)

Councillor Rob Turner

Councillor Trevor Sargeant

Councillor Mike Cusato

Kelly Lamb (Hastings Business Women’s Network)

Ross Cargill (Mid North Coast NSW Business Chamber)

Joy Corben (Port Macquarie-Hastings Education and Skills Forum)

Kathryn Balodis (Greater Port Macquarie Tourism Association)

Dr. Muyesser Durur (Higher Education)

John Saunders (Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce & Industry)

Haydn Oriti (Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce)

Jill Follington (Industry Mid North Coast)

 

Other Attendees:

 

Nil.

 

 

The meeting opened at 8.00am.

 

 

01       ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Acknowledgement of Country was delivered.

 

 

 

02       APOLOGIES

CONSENSUS:

That the apologies received from Anthony Thorne (Hastings Construction Industry Association Inc.), Lisa McPherson (Chambers of Commerce in Port Macquarie & Wauchope), Tony Hayward (General Manager) and Craig Swift-McNair (Director Commercial Services & Industry Engagement) be accepted.

 

 

03      DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

 

There were no disclosures of interest presented.

 

 

04       Review of the draft Economic Development Strategy

 

The Economic Development Steering Group considered and noted the final (late received) submission on the draft Economic Development Strategy. 

 

The Economic Development Steering Group considered the amendments to the draft which were agreed at the following meeting and subsequently implemented.  In addition, further amendments were identified:

 

·         The need to move paragraph 4 of the Executive Summary to the top of the page and add further words regarding the environmental and social foundations being the basis on which we can have a competitive advantage;

·         The business survey being required biannually, rather than annually;

·         The flowchart explaining the industry action/advocacy plan development should include wording in the second step to reflect the need to test the willingness of industry to be engaged in this process;

·         Education and Training - the need to explicitly state it is a ‘university’ campus;

·         Performance measures - the need to state we are seeking ‘real’ increases (and therefore delete the target column, as we do not know what CPI will be);

·         That the tourism performance measure be deleted (and included in the DMP measures);

·         Include further wording under Performance Measure section to reflect the inclusion of measures in Industry Action Plans; and

·         Add a new action relating to need to review the strategy and measures annually. 

 

CONSENSUS:

 

That the Draft Economic Development Strategy be updated to reflect the above changes that were agreed by the Economic Development Steering Group.  

 

 

05       Deferral of Payment of Development Contributions

 

Matt Rogers, Director of Development & Environment briefed the EDSG members on the recent Council decision relating to a twelve (12) month trial on the deferral of developer contributions.  Members of the EDSG discussed and asked questions relating to this initiative, measurement of the trial success, other possible options for supporting business who are wishing to expand and may be subject to developer contributions.  Hadyn Oriti specifically asked Matt Rogers if Council could give consideration to waiving the requirement for a Bank Guarantee.  Joy Corben suggested that Council consider a payment plan system that was managed by an external provider.

 

0608   Digital Strategy

 

Liesa Davies, Group Manager Economic Development briefed the EDSG members on recent discussions with Tony Gibbs and NBN Co and also a Business Hub representative meeting with the Member for Lyne.  Liesa sought input from the EDSG members on the potential focus of and issues to be considered in the development of Council’s Digital Strategy (which is currently at the planning stage).

 

 

 

09       GENERAL BUSINESS

Nil.

 

 

 

The meeting closed at 9.45am.

 

 

 

 

 


AGENDA                             Description: Governance Strap.jpgEconomic Development Steering Group      04/12/2013

Item:          04

Subject:     DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That Disclosures of Interest be presented

 

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST DECLARATION

 

 

Name of Meeting:     ………………………………………………………………………..

 

Meeting Date:           ………………………………………………………………………..

 

Item Number:            ………………………………………………………………………..

 

Subject:                      ………………………………………………………………………..

                                    …………………………………………………….……………...…..

 

 

I, ..................................................................................... declare the following interest:

 

 

        Pecuniary:

              Take no part in the consideration and voting and be out of sight of the meeting.

 

 

        Non-Pecuniary - Significant Interest:

              Take no part in the consideration and voting and be out of sight of the meeting.

 

        Non-Pecuniary - Less than Significant Interest:

              May participate in consideration and voting.

 

 

For the reason that:  ....................................................................................................

 

.......................................................................................................................................

 

 

 

Signed:  .........................................................................  Date:  ..................................

 

 

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Further Explanation

(Local Government Act and Code of Conduct)

 

A conflict of interest exists where a reasonable and informed person would perceive that a Council official could be influenced by a private interest when carrying out their public duty. Interests can be of two types: pecuniary or non-pecuniary.

 

All interests, whether pecuniary or non-pecuniary are required to be fully disclosed and in writing.

 

Pecuniary Interest

 

A pecuniary interest is an interest that a Council official has in a matter because of a reasonable likelihood or expectation of appreciable financial gain or loss to the Council official. (section 442)

 

A Council official will also be taken to have a pecuniary interest in a matter if that Council official’s spouse or de facto partner or a relative of the Council official or a partner or employer of the Council official, or a company or other body of which the Council official, or a nominee, partner or employer of the Council official is a member, has a pecuniary interest in the matter. (section 443)

 

The Council official must not take part in the consideration or voting on the matter and leave and be out of sight of the meeting. (section 451)

 

Non-Pecuniary

 

A non-pecuniary interest is an interest that is private or personal that the Council official has that does not amount to a pecuniary interest as defined in the Act.

 

Non-pecuniary interests commonly arise out of family, or personal relationships, or involvement in sporting, social or other cultural groups and associations and may include an interest of a financial nature.

 

The political views of a Councillor do not constitute a private interest.

 

The management of a non-pecuniary interest will depend on whether or not it is significant.

 

Non Pecuniary – Significant Interest

 

As a general rule, a non-pecuniary conflict of interest will be significant where a matter does not raise a pecuniary interest, but it involves:

(a)   A relationship between a Council official and another person that is particularly close, for example, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, lineal descendant or adopted child of the Council official or of the Council official’s spouse, current or former spouse or partner, de facto or other person living in the same household.

(b)   Other relationships that are particularly close, such as friendships and business relationships. Closeness is defined by the nature of the friendship or business relationship, the frequency of contact and the duration of the friendship or relationship.

(c)   An affiliation between a Council official an organisation, sporting body, club, corporation or association that is particularly strong.

 

If a Council official declares a non-pecuniary significant interest it must be managed in one of two ways:

1.     Remove the source of the conflict, by relinquishing or divesting the interest that creates the conflict, or reallocating the conflicting duties to another Council official.

2.     Have no involvement in the matter, by taking no part in the consideration or voting on the matter and leave and be out of sight of the meeting, as if the provisions in section 451(2) apply.

 

Non Pecuniary – Less than Significant Interest

 

If a Council official has declared a non-pecuniary less than significant interest and it does not require further action, they must provide an explanation of why they consider that the conflict does not require further action in the circumstances.

SPECIAL DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST DECLARATION

 

 

By

[insert full name of councillor]

 

 

In the matter of

[insert name of environmental planning instrument]

 

 

Which is to be considered at a meeting of the

[insert name of meeting]

 

 

Held on

[insert date of meeting]

 

 

PECUNIARY INTEREST

 

 

Address of land in which councillor or an  associated person, company or body has a proprietary interest (the identified land)i

 

 

Relationship of identified land to councillor

[Tick or cross one box.]

 

Councillor has interest in the land (e.g. is owner or has other interest arising out of a mortgage, lease trust, option or contract, or otherwise).

 

Associated person of councillor has interest in the land.

 

Associated company or body of councillor has interest in the land.

 

MATTER GIVING RISE TO PECUNIARY INTEREST

 

 

Nature of land that is subject to a change

in zone/planning control by proposed

LEP (the subject land iii

[Tick or cross one box]

 

The identified land.

 

Land that adjoins or is adjacent to or is in proximity to the identified land.

Current zone/planning control

[Insert name of current planning instrument and identify relevant zone/planning control applying to the subject land]

 

Proposed change of zone/planning control

[Insert name of proposed LEP and identify proposed change of zone/planning control applying to the subject land]

 

Effect of proposed change of zone/planning control on councillor

[Tick or cross one box]

 

Appreciable financial gain.

 

Appreciable financial loss.

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor’s Signature:  ……………………………….   Date:  ………………..


 

 

Important Information

 

This information is being collected for the purpose of making a special disclosure of pecuniary interests under sections 451 (4) and (5) of the Local Government Act 1993.  You must not make a special disclosure that you know or ought reasonably to know is false or misleading in a material particular.  Complaints made about contraventions of these requirements may be referred by the Director-General to the Local Government Pecuniary Interest and Disciplinary Tribunal.

 

This form must be completed by you before the commencement of the council or council committee meeting in respect of which the special disclosure is being made.   The completed form must be tabled at the meeting.  Everyone is entitled to inspect it.  The special disclosure must be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i.   Section 443 (1) of the Local Government Act 1993 provides that you may have a pecuniary interest in a matter because of the pecuniary interest of your spouse or your de facto partner or your relativeiv or because your business partner or employer has a pecuniary interest. You may also have a pecuniary interest in a matter because you, your nominee, your business partner or your employer is a member of a company or other body that has a pecuniary interest in the matter.

ii.  Section 442 of the Local Government Act 1993 provides that a pecuniary interest is an interest that a person has in a matter because of a reasonable likelihood or expectation of appreciable financial gain or loss to the person. A person does not have a pecuniary interest in a matter if the interest is so remote or insignificant that it could not reasonably be regarded as likely to influence any decision the person might make in relation to the matter or if the interest is of a kind specified in section 448 of that Act (for example, an interest as an elector or as a ratepayer or person liable to pay a charge).

iii.   A pecuniary interest may arise by way of a change of permissible use of land adjoining, adjacent to or in proximity to land in which a councillor or a person, company or body referred to in section 443 (1) (b) or (c) of the Local Government Act 1993 has a proprietary interest—see section 448 (g) (ii) of the Local Government Act 1993.

iv.   Relative is defined by the Local Government Act 1993 as meaning your, your spouse’s or your de facto partner’s parent, grandparent, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, lineal descendant or adopted child and the spouse or de facto partner of any of those persons.

 

 


AGENDA                             Description: Governance Strap.jpgEconomic Development Steering Group      04/12/2013

Item:          05

Subject:     BUSINESS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES

 

 

Item:

06

Date:

30/10/2013

Subject:

Review of Submissions

Action Required:

The suggested changes to the draft Economic Development Strategy be actioned by Craig Swift-McNair and Liesa Davies. 

 

The updated draft Economic Development Strategy to be distributed to the EDSG prior to the next meeting for review at the meeting scheduled for Wednesday 6 November 2013.

Current Status:

Tabled at the meeting held on the 06.11.2013.

Completed.

 

 

Item:

04

Date:

06/11/2013

Subject:

Review of Draft Economic Development Strategy

Action Required:

That the Draft Economic Development Strategy be updated to reflect the above changes that were agreed by the Economic Development Steering Group.  

Current Status:

Tabled at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on the 20.11.2013.  Completed. 

 

 

 


AGENDA                             Description: Governance Strap.jpgEconomic Development Steering Group      04/12/2013

 

 

Item:          06

 

Subject:     Implementation of the Economic Development Strategy

Presented by:  Commercial Services & Industry Engagement, Craig Swift-McNair

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That a discussion about the plans for prioritisation and implementation of actions included in the economic development strategy take place.

 

 

Discussion

 

At the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 20 November 2013, the Economic Development Strategy was adopted by Council. Following adoption of the, a discussion is required on plans for prioritisation and implementation of the strategy actions. 

 

 

Attachments

 

Nil

 


AGENDA                             Description: Governance Strap.jpgEconomic Development Steering Group      04/12/2013

 

 

Item:          07

 

Subject:     Economic Development Funding

Presented by:  Commercial Services & Industry Engagement, Craig Swift-McNair

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the Economic Development Steering Group discuss the current and future level of funding for economic development and tourism. 

 

 

Discussion

 

The Economic Development Steering Group is to give consideration to the history of funding for economic development and tourism, with a view to discussing the future funding model for economic development.

 

A briefing note regarding the current funding will be provided under separate cover.

 

 

Attachments

 

Nil

 


AGENDA                             Description: Governance Strap.jpgEconomic Development Steering Group      04/12/2013

 

 

Item:          08

 

Subject:     Draft Destination Management Plan

Presented by:  Commercial Services & Industry Engagement, Craig Swift-McNair

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the Economic Development Steering Group consider the Draft Destination Management Plan prior to tabling at the December 2013 Council meeting. 

 

 

Discussion

 

The Economic Development Steering Group is to consider the draft Destination Management Plan before it goes to Council for approval to go on Public Exhibition. 

 

A copy of the draft Destination Management Plan will be provided to you prior to the meeting.

 

Attachments

 

Nil

 


AGENDA                             Description: Governance Strap.jpgEconomic Development Steering Group      04/12/2013

 

 

Item:          09

 

Subject:     Draft Events Strategy

Presented by:  Commercial Services & Industry Engagement, Craig Swift-McNair

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the Economic Development Steering Group discuss and provide feedback on the Draft Events Strategy.

 

 

Discussion

 

The Economic Development Steering Group is to discuss and provide feedback on the Draft Events Strategy, noting that copy of the draft Events Strategy will be provided at the meeting.

 

 

Attachments

 

Nil