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Council-Controlled Organisations (CCOs)

8 Ngā rōpū e here ana ki te Kaunihera
Council-Controlled Organisations (CCOs)

These are organisations that undertake activities on behalf of the Council and are managed by an independent board. CCOs enable the Council to manage Council assets or deliver Council services, using specialist expertise.

There are eight CCOs:

The following pages explain what the organisations do. For further details on their budgets and performance, refer to their individual annual reports.

Wellington Water

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.

Its main activities are:

For information on how Wellington Water performed, see the Environment section.

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 Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC).

Its main activities include:

For information on how the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust performed in 2017/18, see the Economic development section.

Wellington Museums Trust

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.

The Trust’s main activities include:

For information on how the Wellington Museums Trust performed in 2017/18, see the Cultural wellbeing section.

Wellington Zoo Trust

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

Its main activities include:

For information on how the Wellington Zoo Trust performed, see the Environment section. 

Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA)

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

Its main activities include:

For information on how WREDA performed, see the Economic development section.

Basin Reserve Trust

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

The Trust’s main activities are:

For information on how the Basin Reserve Trust performed, see the Economic development section.

Karori Sanctuary Trust

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

Its main activities are:

For information on the Karori Sanctuary Trust, see the Environment section.

Wellington Cable Car Limited

The Council is the 100 percent shareholder and appoints all the directors.

The Trust’s main activities are:

For information on how Wellington Cable Car Ltd performed, see the Transport section.

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Performance data – Council-controlled organisation performance measures
PERFORMANCE MEASURES 2014/15
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2015/16
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Target
Wellington Regional Stadium Trust
Total revenue (000) $17,298 $15,852 $14,837   $15,425 $15,762
Net surplus (000) $2,093 $2,081 $1,701   $1,269 $1,441
Number of events 61 70 65   50 49
Attendance 531,861 571,034 480,413   424,546 n/a
PERFORMANCE MEASURES 2014/15
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Wellington Museums Trust
Non-council revenue (000) $3,790 $3,049 $4,847   $3,834 $3,516
Cash subsidy (grant) per visit $9.36 $9.85 $8.89   $10.11 $10.85
Full cost to Council per visitor $14.03 $13.69 $12.28   $13.33 $13.74
Average revenue per visit $2.83 $2.51 $3.07   $3.19 $3.32
Total visitors 689,414 688,169 780,414   725,214 661,500
City Gallery 169,943 178,228 180,616   153,194 143,000
Wellington Museum 124,955 133,470 138,956   127,413 137,000
Capital E 111,273 79,120 161,869   113,414 90,000
Cable Car Museum 237,099 241,638 242,250   269,028 237,000
Space Place 42,633 52,838 54,109   60,441 52,000
Nairn St. Cottage 3,511 2,875 2,614   1,724 2,500
FUNDING MEASURES 2014/15
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Wellington Museums Trust
Council operating grants & underwrites (000) $7,153 $7,236 $7,467   $7,334 $6,988
Total Revenue Earned (000)^ $10,943 $10,285 $13,595   $12,891 $11,846
Council’s property ownership costs (000)^^ $2,155 $2,343 $2,114   $2,227 n/a
Total cost to Council incl. grant + property costs (000) $9,669 $9,579 $9,581   $9,561 n/a
^ excluding rental grants for Council owned properties            
^^ includes rental grant for Capital E            
PERFORMANCE MEASURES 2014/15
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Wellington Zoo Trust
Visitors 225,927 260,809 230,632   249,701 242,000
Education visits 12,380 11,413 10,754   10,414 10,500
Cash subsidy (grant) per visit $12.20 $10.79 $12.86   $12.98 $13.57
Full cost to Council per visitor $20.54 $19.01 $23.20   $20.71 $21.21
Average revenue per visit $15.37 $14.90 $16.86   $16.77 $16.26
FUNDING MEASURES 2014/15
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2017/18
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Wellington Zoo Trust
Non-council revenue earned (000) $4,999 $4,307 $4,300   $4,553 $3,934
Council operating grant (000) $2,757 $2,894 $3,125   $3,241 $3,284
Total revenue earned (000) $7,756 $7,201 $7,425   $7,794 $7,218
Council’s property ownership costs (000) $4,640 $4,957 $5,349   $5,171 $5,133
Total cost to Council incl. grant + property costs (000) $7,397 $7,851 $8,474   $8,412 $8,417
PERFORMANCE MEASURES   2015/16
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Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency LTD (WREDA)
Maintain Wellington’s share of the convention market   16% 18%   20% 18%
Venues utilisation   56.30% 54.20%   n/a  
Net permanent and long term arrivals     3,800   3,409 3,600
Australian visitor spend     $243m   $230m $240m
Lightning Lab participant investment raised     $5.7m   n/a  
Return On Investment via out of Wellington spend     21:01   21:01 20:01
Number of events         594 624
Total event attendance     657,743   733,962 700,000
FUNDING MEASURES   2015/16
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Actual
 
Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency LTD (WREDA)
Non-council revenue (000)   $8,203 $14,229   $14,045  
WCC operating grants (excl. Venues) (000)   $12,039 $12,235   $12,783  
GWRC grants (000)   $4,300 $4,160   $4,225  
Total revenue (000)   $24,542 $31,781   $31,053  
Operating costs (000)   $24,556 $30,731   $30,664  
Net surplus /loss (000)   -$14 -$24   $389  
PERFORMANCE MEASURES 2014/15
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Basin Reserve Trust
Attendance at all events 22,506 49,778 37,336   37,362 40,000
Event revenue $127,250 $196,500 $206,600   $290,250 $272,000
Operational grant per attendance $16.00 $7.00 $10.26   $10.68 $9.47
Event days (incl. community events) 67 110 59   87 71
Practice facility usage 71 101 147   95 100
Number of functions 18 18 8   20 n/a
FUNDING MEASURES 2014/15
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Basin Reserve Trust
Non-council revenue earned (000) $152 $267 $356   $316 $282
Council operating grant (000) $557 $593 $633   $649 $629
Total revenue earned (000) $709 $860 $989   $965 $910

PERFORMANCE MEASURES 2014/15
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Karori Sanctuary Trust
Visitors 97,543 125,849 125,179   132,337 96,500
Education visits 6,890 9,478 11,621   9,316 8,650
Individual memberships 9,680 10,572 10,944   10,886 10,600
Cash subsidy (grant) per visit $8.97 $6.95 $6.99   $6.31 $9.07
Full cost to Council per visitor   $11.34 $11.23   $13.71 $16.51
Average revenue per visitor $25.52 $26.03 $28.01   $31.44 $26.22
Non-Council donations & funding $291,545 $402,608 $419,000   $461,000 $265,000
Membership subscription revenue n/a n/a $342,999   $329,264 $306,000
FUNDING MEASURES 2014/15
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Karori Sanctuary Trust
Non-council revenue earned (000) $2,499 $3,348 $3,559   $4,221 $2,808
Council operating grant (000) $875 $875 $875   $980 $980
Total revenue earned (000) $3,374 $4,223 $4,465   $5,201 $3,788
Council’s property ownership costs (000) $1,464 $1,427 $1,406   $1,525 $1,814
Total cost to Council incl. grant + property costs (000) $2,339 $2,302 $2,281   $2,505 $2,794
PERFORMANCE MEASURES 2014/15
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Wellington Cable Car Ltd
Total Passengers 976,416 1,010,905 970,336   1,145,278 1,091,925
Fare revenue $2,399,000 $2,731,000 $2,481,000   $3,034,707 $2,890,000
Cable Car reliability >99.0% >99.0% >99.0%   99.83% >99.0%
FUNDING MEASURES 2014/15
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Wellington Cable Car Ltd
Non-council revenue earned (000) $10,009 $6,896 $6,831   $4,445 $6,250
Council capital grant (000) Nil $2,057 $443   $4,178 n/a
Total revenue earned (000) $10,009 $8,953 $7,274   $8,623 $9,072
Total cost to Council incl. grant + property costs (000) Nil $2,057 $443   n/a n/a