AGENDA

Extraordinary Manawatu District/Palmerston North City Joint Strategic Planning Committee -

Late Item


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grant Smith (PNCC Mayor)

Helen Worboys (MDC Mayor)

PNCC

MDC

Susan Baty

Barbara Cameron

Leonie Hapeta

Shane Casey

Jim Jefferies

Michael Ford

Tangi Utikere

Phil Marsh

 

 


 

 

 


PALMERSTON NORTH CITY COUNCIL

 

 

 

 

Extraordinary Manawatu District/Palmerston North City Joint Strategic Planning Committee MEETING

 

31 March 2017

 

 

 

LATE ITEM

            Note: This item is listed on the agenda ‘to be separately circulated’, however the item was not available at the time and is now classified as a late item in terms of statutory timeframes.

 

9.         Central Economic Development Agency - Draft Statement of Intent for 2017/18 Page 4

Memorandum, dated 12 March 2017 from the General Manager - City Future, PNCC, Sheryl Bryant and the General Manager -  Community and Strategy, MDC, Brent Limmer.    

      


 

 

 


PALMERSTON NORTH CITY COUNCIL

 

Memorandum

TO:                                Manawatu District/Palmerston North City Joint Strategic Planning Committee

MEETING DATE:           31 March 2017

TITLE:                            Central Economic Development Agency - Draft Statement of Intent for 2017/18

DATE:                            12 March 2017

AUTHOR/S:                   Sheryl Bryant, General Manager - City Future, Palmerston North City Council

Brent Limmer, General Manager - Community and Strategy, Manawatu District Council

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS TO COMMITTEE

1.   That the Central Economic Development Agency’s draft Statement of Intent for 2017/18 be received.

2.   That the comments on the draft SOI be conveyed to CEDA for its consideration in finalising the SOI:

·    Working closely with the councils in developing a marketing strategy to promote a sense of identity for the region

·    Working closely with the councils in undertaking any analysis of the events sector and subsequent discussion that may evolve in regard to roles and relationships

·    Advancing the work on the Business Hub to achieve greater collaboration and synergy amongst key partners

·    Establishing a relationship with Iwi

·    Working with councils to better understand their strategic aspirations and growth plans.

·    The outcome of supporting the growth of business in the region also include job growth.

·    The service statement regarding business development and support be strengthened to focus on inward investment and new businesses as a priority and that the associated activities include specific reference to Spearhead Manawatu and the Lead Team (i.e. MDC and PNCC Mayors and CEOs; CEDA Chair and CEO Spearhead Principal) as a key activity in achieving inward investment.

 

 

 

1.         ISSUE

The purpose of this report it to present and provide comment on the draft Statement of Intent (SOI) for the Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA).

 

2.         BACKGROUND

CEDA is a Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) under the Local Government Act 2002 and is jointly owned by the Palmerston North City Council and Manawatu District Council.  A CCO must deliver a draft SOI to shareholders by 1 March each year and a final SOI by 30 June. 

The Board has 2 months from 1 March to consider any comments of the Shareholders before delivering its final SOI in June.  At that stage, the Councils agree to the SOI, or if they do not agree, take all practicable steps to require the SOI to be modified.

CEDA’s draft SOI is attached for any comment the Committee may want to provide for the Board’s consideration in finalising the SOI.

The Councils delivered their Letter of Expectations to CEDA in September 2016.  CEDA has taken an iterative process in the development of its SOI to ensure it meets the expectations of the Councils and reflects the recently signed contract for services.  The SOI focuses on achieving three major outcomes and associated activities.  Its priorities have been informed by research.  The following observations are made regarding the importance of:

·    Working closely with the councils in developing a marketing strategy to promote a sense of identity for the region

·    Working closely with the councils in undertaking any analysis of the events sector and subsequent discussion that may evolve in regard to roles and relationships

·    Advancing the work on the Business Hub to achieve greater collaboration and synergy amongst key partners

·    Establishing a relationship with Iwi

·    Working with councils to better understand their strategic aspirations and growth plans

·    Supporting the growth of business in the region including job growth

·    Inward investment and new business as delivered by Spearhead Manawatu and the importance of the role of the Lead Team (i.e. MDC and PNCC Mayors and CEOs; CEDA Chair and CEO Spearhead Principal) in achieving inward investment.

 

We would ask that CEDA note the above points when finalising their SOI.  We are confident that other matters raised in the Councils’ Letter of Expectations have been considered by CEDA in the preparation of its SOI.

CEDA has advised that in preparing its draft SOI it has made the following key financial assumptions:

·    Council funding revenue is based on the signed service level agreements between CEDA and the two councils

·    Other services income includes an assumption that funding for BCC will transition to CEDA

·    Current funding arrangements (from Councils and other funders) for projects will be renewed at current levels

·    Projects such as Agri Investment week and Sort it careers expo will continue

·    Expenditure on projects will broadly match revenue

·    Continuation of current level of service for the I-site in Palmerston North and the Information Centre in Feilding.

 

These assumptions seem reasonable.  It is also appropriate to recognise that as a new organisation which has incorporated the activities of two former organisations, it will be some time before CEDA has settled into the most efficient and effective operating model to deliver the expected outcomes.  It can be expected therefore that this first attempt by CEDA to project financial outcomes for three years will be further refined next year with the benefit of experience.   Based on the current budget and forecasts CEDA will have adequate working capital for its requirements.

 

3.         NEXT STEPS

The Committee can either endorse the SOI as presented or make suggestions for change to a greater or lesser extent.

CEDA is obliged to consider shareholders comments then decide whether or not to make any changes to the draft when finalising the SOI before 30 June.

 

 

 

 

Attachments

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Draft Statement of Intent

 

 

 

Sheryl Bryant

General Manager - City Future, Palmerston North City Council

Brent Limmer

General Manager -  Community and Strategy, Manawatu District Council

 

 

 

 


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