Hannah Blythyn, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government
On behalf of the Welsh Government, I welcome the report on the Cardiff Harbour Authority Review, undertaken by Local Partnerships (a joint venture owned by HM Treasury, the Local Government Association and the Welsh Government).
We recognise the breadth and importance of the work that the Authority delivers and I am pleased to see that the high-quality service provided by the Harbour Authority has been recognised in the report. They are well regarded by both clients and stakeholders alike.
In carrying out the review, Local Partnerships consulted with the Harbour Authority, Welsh Government, Cardiff City Council, Natural Resources Wales and Associated British Ports.
The report includes 11 recommendations and the Welsh Government is currently working with Cardiff City Council and the Harbour Authority to take the recommendations forward.
With such a high profile location at Cardiff Bay, the Harbour Authority also makes a contribution to much broader strategic objectives through hosting significant events such as the Volvo Ocean Race and a commitment to the improvement of environmental issues.
As a government we are committed to ensuring that we have sustainable arrangements in place to enable the Authority to carry on performing its role in the future.