Part B: Our work in detail

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Council-Controlled Organisations (CCOs)


 

To achieve our objectives for Wellington, we have established several companies and trusts. These were set up to independently manage Council facilities, or to deliver significant services and undertake development on behalf of the Wellington community.

Where necessary, we provide funding to support their operations and capital investment requirements.

The following pages provide a summary of what the organisations do, their objectives, structure, and how their performance is measured. For detail on the performance measures that WCC will be reporting on for CCOs, please refer to Our 10-Year Plan.

Wellington Regional Stadium Trust

The Trust owns, operates and maintains the Stadium as a high-quality multi-purpose sporting venue. All of its trustees are jointly appointed by the Council and GWRC.

Objectives Activities Performance measures

The Wellington Regional Stadium Trust owns, operates and maintains the Stadium as a high-quality multi-purpose sporting and cultural venue. It provides facilities to be used for rugby, cricket and other sports codes, musical and cultural events, and other users, including sponsors and event and fixture organisers.

Operates the Stadium.

Manages the event programme and seeks opportunities to provide regular quality events.

Ensures the Stadium is provided to the community for appropriate usage.

Administers the Trust assets and the Stadium on a prudent commercial basis.

Total revenue.

Net surplus.

Number of events.

Attendance.

Satisfaction.

For performance measures and targets, please refer to Our 10-Year Plan.

Note: The Wellington Regional Stadium Trust is not formally defined as a CCO. This plan for its activities is presented to recognise the interest that Wellington City ratepayers have in the Trust and its activities.

Wellington Museums TrustTop

The Trust, which trades as Experience Wellington, operates six institutions on behalf of Wellington City Council. These are Capital E, Space Place at Carter Observatory, City Gallery Wellington, Nairn Street Cottage, Wellington Museum and the Cable Car Museum. All trustees are appointed by the Council.

Objectives Activities Performance measures

The Wellington Museums Trust (WMT) was established in 1995 to promote and manage the City Gallery Wellington, the Museum of Wellington City and Sea, the Colonial Cottage, Capital E, the Wellington Cable Car Museum and the Carter Observatory (Space Place).

Experience Wellington manages its facilities, establishes exhibition programmes and education policies for its facilities, and develops acquisition, de-accession and collection development policies for its collections and artefacts.

Delivers high-quality experiences, events and exhibitions at its facilities.

Manages conservation and care for the objects of its collections, and conduct research and development to enhance visitors’ experiences.

Offers quality education experiences to children and young people.

Promotes and protect the heritage of venues.

Works with national and international artists and collectors.

Total visitor to our museums.

WCC subsidy per visitor.

Total Revenue.

Cost to Council.

Satisfaction.

For performance measures and targets, please refer to Our 10-Year Plan.

Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA)Top

WREDA combines the economic development activities of Wellington City Council and GWRC into one organisation. Wellington City Council is an 80 percent shareholder.

Objectives Activities Performance measures

WREDA is an economic development agency that brings together the region’s economic development agencies (city tourism, Creative HQ, venues (Positively Wellington Venues), and the Council’s major event activities.

Markets and promotes Wellington as a destination for tourists, migrants, students, businesses and investors.

Helps businesses grow and innovate.

Advocates for Wellington’s economy.

Attracts and promotes conferences, performances and major events.

Operates the civic venues.

Number of events.

Return on Investment via out-of-Wellington spend (events).

Attendance.

Share of conference market.

Visitor spend revenue.

Grants.

For performance measures and targets, please refer to Our 10-Year Plan.

Wellington Zoo TrustTop

The Trust manages the Zoo’s assets and operations. All trustees are appointed by the Council.

Objectives Activities Performance measures

The Wellington Zoo Trust manages the assets and operations of Wellington Zoo for the benefit of the residents of Wellington and visitors to the city. It promotes species conservation, educates the community by building an awareness of plant and animal species, and supports the conservation and educational activities of other organisations.

Cares for resident animals and manages the animal collection.

Provides a high-quality visitor experience.

Participates in captive management breeding and breed-for-release programmes.

Develops and maintains high-quality animal exhibits.

Delivers educational material and learning experiences.

Contributes to zoological, conservation and facilities management research projects.

Number of visitors.

Average Council subsidy per visitor.

Average income per visitor.

Maintain carboNZero certification.

Satisfaction.

For performance measures and targets, please refer to Our 10-Year Plan.

Basin Reserve TrustTop

The Trust has four trustees – two are appointed by the Council and two by Cricket Wellington.

Objectives Activities Performance measures

The Basin Reserve Trust manages and operates the Basin Reserve to continue to attract national and international sporting events to Wellington.

Manages the Basin Reserve for recreational activities and the playing of cricket for the residents of Wellington.

Contributes to the events programme for Wellington.

Operates as a successful not-for-profit undertaking.

Preserves and enhances the heritage value of the Basin Reserve.

Provides the home for the NZ Cricket Museum.

Number of event days (Basin Reserve usage).

Attendance at events.

Revenue & Grants.

For performance measures and targets, please refer to Our 10-Year Plan.

Karori Sanctuary TrustTop

The Trust became a CCO on 1 October 2016. The Council has the overall responsibility for appointing members to the Trust board.

Objectives Activities Performance measures

To connect people with our unique natural heritage, and inspire actions that transform how people live with nature in our cities, towns and beyond.

Manages ongoing conservation and restoration work in the sanctuary.

Works with organisations and community groups to support local biodiversity.

Provides educational experiences.

Connects people to New Zealand’s unique heritage.

Visitor numbers.

Average Council subsidy per visitor.

Average income per visitor.

For performance measures and targets, please refer to Our 10-Year Plan.

Wellington Cable Car LimitedTop

Wellington City Council is the 100 percent shareholder and appoints all the directors.

Objectives Activities Performance measures

Wellington Cable Car Limited owns and operates the Cable Car.

Maintains the cable cars and associated track, plant, tunnels, bridges and buildings in accordance with best engineering practice, and to meet the certification requirements of the NZTA.

Markets and manages the cable car passenger service operation.

Cable car passenger trips.

Total income earned.

Tourist satisfaction survey.

Revenue & Grants.

Reliability.

For performance measures and targets, please refer to Our 10-Year Plan.

Wellington WaterTop

Wellington Water is owned by the Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Wellington city councils and Greater Wellington Regional Council. The councils are all equal shareholders and each council owns its respective water, stormwater and wastewater assets.

Objectives Activities Performance measures

To manage the provision of water services (water supply, stormwater and wastewater) to the residents and businesses in the areas served by its customers.

Wellington Water’s customers are Wellington City Council, Hutt City Council, Porirua City Council and Upper Hutt City Council.

Provides high-quality, safe and environmentally sustainable services to shareholding councils and other customers with a focus on contracted service delivery for the operation, maintenance and ongoing development of drinking water, stormwater and wastewater assets and services, and asset management planning.

Provide a reliable water supply, wastewater and stormwater management service.

Deliver budgeted capital expenditure projects for its shareholding councils.

Deliver budgeted operating and maintenance activities for its shareholding councils.

Comply with relevant standards, legislation and resource consents.

For performance measures and targets, go to the Environment section of the detailed performance information. All measures under activities 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5 are Wellington Water measures, with the exception of the measure that reads ‘residents (%) satisfied with the stormwater system’, this is measured by WCC through the annual residents monitoring survey.