Part B: Our work in detail

Council Controlled Organisations

Wellington Regional Stadium Trust

Structure Objectives Activities PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
The Stadium is a joint initiative of Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and Wellington City Council.

Trustees are jointly appointed by GWRC and Wellington City Council.

At 1 January 2017 the Trust board comprised John Shewan (Chair), Dame Therese Walsh, Sue Elliott, Rachel Taulelei, Mark McGuinness, Steven Fyfe, Councillor Simon Marsh and Councillor David Ogden.

The Chief Executive is Shane Harmon.
The Trust provides high-quality facilities for rugby, cricket and other sports codes, musical and cultural events, and other users including sponsors and event and fixture organisers. The Trust owns, operates and maintains the Stadium as a multipurpose sporting and cultural venue.

It manages a busy event programme and seeks opportunities to provide regular high-quality events.

The Trust ensures the Stadium is provided to the community for appropriate usage and it administers the Trust’s assets and the Stadium on a prudent commercial basis.
The delivery of a range of large-scale sporting and non-sporting events and the continuation of a full event calendar for the Stadium.

Improve hirer and fan experiences and satisfaction with the venue.

Demonstrate the Stadium’s economic benefit to the region.

Achieve utilisation and attendance figures, and maintain the Trust’s financial sustainability.

The Wellington Cable Car LimitedTop

Structure Objectives Activities PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
The company is wholly owned by Wellington City Council.

At 1 January 2017 the board comprised two Council appointed members: Anthony Wilson (Chair) and Andy Matthews.

The Chief Executive is Simon Fleisher.
The company owns and operates the Cable Car and owns and maintains the overhead network that supports the Greater Wellington Regional Council’s trolley bus passenger service. The company 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 New Zealand Transport Agency.

It markets and manages the Cable Car passenger service.

It also manages the contract for the inspection, maintenance and the repair of the trolley bus overhead network, and will be managing its future decommissioning.
Performance measures include passenger utilisation, satisfaction and cable car reliability.

Wellington Museums TrustTop

Structure Objectives Activities PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
The Trust was established in 1995 and all trustees are appointed by Wellington City Council.

At 1 January 2017 the Trust board comprised Jackie Lloyd (Chair), Rachel Farrant, Jill Wilson, Jane Wrightson and Councillor Diane Calvert.

The Chief Executive is Pat Stuart.
The Trust was established to promote and manage the City Gallery Wellington, the Wellington Museum, Nairn Street Cottage, Capital E, the Wellington Cable Car Museum, and Space Place.

Its objectives are to deliver high-quality experiences, events and exhibitions at its facilities.
Experience Wellington manages its facilities; establishes exhibition programmes and education policies for its facilities; and develops acquisition, deaccession and collection development policies for its collections and artefacts.

It manages conservation and care for the objects of its collections, and conducts research and development to enhance visitors’ experiences. It works with national and international artists and collectors and offers quality educational experiences to children and young people.
Performance measures include general visitation and visitor satisfaction metrics.

A range of activity cost metrics, per visitor.

Average revenue per visitor and non-Council donations and funding support.

Karori Sanctuary Trust (trading as Zealandia)Top

Structure Objectives Activities PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
The Karori Sanctuary Trust, trading as ZEALANDIA, began in 1995 as a community based conservation initiative supported by Wellington City Council and became a Council Controlled Organisation on 1 October 2016.

The Guardians of the Karori Sanctuary Trust have a role in nominating candidates for appointment to the Trust board, while Wellington City Council has the overall responsibility to appoint members to the Trust board.

At 1 January 2017, the Trust board comprised Denise Church (Chair), Philip Meyer, Pam Fuller, Steven Thompson, David Bibby and Russell Spratt.
ZEALANDIA’s vision is to connect people with nature by restoring the sanctuary valley and extending its halo of biodiversity.

The Trust is building the organisations capacity to provide learning experiences and research-based knowledge to help drive transformational changes toward a nature-rich future.
ZEALANDIA manages ongoing conservation and restoration work in the sanctuary valley, works with local organisations and community groups to support local biodiversity, provides educational experiences, and connects people to New Zealand's unique natural heritage. Performance measures include a range of conservation related measures.

General visitation, educational visitation and membership numbers.

Visitor satisfaction metrics.

Support by volunteers.

A range of activity cost metrics, per visitor

Average revenue per visitor and non-Council donations and funding support.

Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency Limited (WREDA)Top

Structure Objectives Activities PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
WREDA is 80% owned by Wellington City Council and 20% owned by Greater Wellington Regional Council.

At 1 January 2017 the board was chaired by Peter Biggs and included Thomas Pippos, Grant Guilford, Dave Gibson, Lorraine Witten, Matt Clark and Richard Laverty.

The Chief Executive (acting) is Derek Fry.

The Wellington Regional Strategy committee implements and develops the Wellington Regional Strategy, including overseeing the WREDA.

The Wellington Region Strategy Committee (WRS) committee comprises 10 members including one regional councillor, four members nominated by Wellington City Council, one member nominated by each of Kāpiti Coast District Council, Hutt City Council, Porirua City Council and Upper Hutt City Council, and one member nominated by the three Wairarapa district councils.

Wellington City Council’s members on the WRS committee are Mayor Justin Lester (Chair), Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle, Councillors Diane Calvert and Simon Marsh.
WREDA is the regional economic development agency for the lower North Island, combining the economic development activities of Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council to advance the prosperity and liveability of the Wellington region.

WREDA’s aim is that by 2025, this will be the most prosperous, liveable and vibrant region in Australasia.
Promotes Wellington as a domestic and international visitor destination.

Markets Wellington as a convention and conference destination.

Provides visitor information services through WellingtonNZ.com.

Supports retail growth initiatives.

Facilitates new tourism and event products and services.

Undertakes economic development initiatives for the region.

Manages the city’s major events calendar and the city’s venues.
WREDA’s performance is measured against a broad range of outcomes suitable to the range of programmes that WREDA invests in.

Measures include venue utilisations, event attendances and city visits, accommodation statistics and visitor spend.

Wellington Water LimitedTop

Structure Objectives Activities PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Wellington Water was established in September 2014 and was formed by the merger of Greater Wellington Regional Council’s water supply group with Capacity Infrastructure Services, which was owned by Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Wellington city councils. The five local authorities are joint and equal owners of Wellington Water.

Each council owns its respective water, stormwater and wastewater assets and determines the level and standard of services to be provided to its customers and ratepayers.

A representative from each council sits on the regional Wellington Water Committee that provides overall leadership and direction for the company.

As at 1 January 2017, the Directors are John Strahl (Chair), Nicki Crauford, Cynthia Brophy, David Wright and David Benham.

The Chief Executive is Colin Crampton.
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.
Provide 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.

Wellington Zoo TrustTop

Structure Objectives Activities PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
The Wellington Zoo Trust was established in 2003. The Council appoints all trustees to the board.

As at 1 January 2017, the Trust board is chaired by Craig Ellison and includes Raewyn Bleakley, Michael Potts, Sue Paterson and Councillor Sarah Free.

The Chief Executive is Karen Fifield.
The Zoo 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. The Wellington Zoo Trust manages the assets and operations of Wellington Zoo.

It cares for resident animals and manages the animal collection.

The Zoo provides a high-quality visitor experiences and participates in captive management breeding and breed-for-release programmes.

The Zoo develops and maintains high-quality animal exhibits, delivers educational material and learning experiences, and contributes to zoological, conservation and facilities management research projects.
Performance measures include conservation and species management indicators.

General visitation, educational visitation numbers and visitor satisfaction metrics.

A range of activity cost metrics, per visitor.

Average revenue per visitor and non-council donations and funding support.

Basin Reserve TrustTop

Structure Objectives Activities PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
The Trust board comprises four trustees, of whom two are appointed by the Council and two by Cricket Wellington.

At 1 January 2017 the Trust board comprised are Sir John Anderson (Chair), Councillor Simon Woolf, John Greenwood and Mike Horsley.

At 1 January 2017, the Cricket Wellington Chief Executive was Peter Clinton.
The Trust was established in 2005 to promote and coordinate the raising of funds and to manage and operate the Basin Reserve for recreational activities and for the playing of cricket. The day-to-day management of the Basin Reserve is carried out by Cricket Wellington under a management agreement with the Trust.

Cricket Wellington manages the Basin Reserve for recreational activities and the playing of domestic and international cricket.

The Trust preserves and enhances the heritage value of the Basin Reserve.
Performance indicators include facilities usage and attendance measures.

Ground utilisation and event based measures.