Appendices

Council-controlled organisations


In order to achieve our objectives for Wellington we have established several companies and trusts. These organisations were set up to independently manage Council facilities, or to provide significant services and undertake developments on behalf of the Wellington community. The following table explains what the organisations do and how their performance is measured.24 At its meeting on 19 December 2013,  the Council agreed to changes in the governance arrangements for some of its Council-controlled organisations (CCOs). These are explained under ‘structure’ in the tables below.



Westpac Stadium

Wellington Regional Stadium Trust

STRUCTURE OBJECTIVES ACTIVITIES PERFORMANCE MEASURES TARGET 2014/15
         
All of the trustees are jointly appointed by the Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC).

As at 1 December 2013, they are John Shewan (Chair), Councillor Nigel Wilson (GWRC), Steven Fyfe, Sir John Anderson, Liz Dawson, Sue Elliott, Mark McGuinness and Councillor Paul Eagle.

The Chief Executive is Shane Harmon.
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.   The Trust:
  • 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.
  • Number of events
  • 47
  • Total revenue
  • $14.76 million
  • Event revenue
  • $5.42 million
  • Net surplus
  • $1.19 million

Note: the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust is not formally defined as a Council-controlled organisation. This plan for its activities is presented to recognise the interest that Wellington city ratepayers have in the Trust and its activities.

 



tourism

Partnership Wellington Trust (trading as Positively Wellington Tourism)Top

STRUCTURE OBJECTIVES ACTIVITIES PERFORMANCE MEASURES TARGET 2014/15
         
All trustees are appointed by the Council.

As at 1 December 2013, they are Mike O’Donnell (Chair), Ed Sims, Sarah Gibbs, Councillor Simon Woolf, Howard Greive, and Chris Wilkinson.

The Chief Executive is
David Perks.

The activities of Positively Wellington Tourism (PWT) and Positively Wellington Venues will be amalgamated within a single CCO. The activities, performance measures and targets listed in this table will become the responsibility of the amalgamated CCO.
The Partnership Wellington Trust markets and adds value to Wellington to achieve sustainable economic growth for the people of the city.

It acts to enhance the recognition of Wellington as a desirable visitor destination, enhance the profile of city businesses and to promote strategic alliances and private sector partnerships, and maximise the city’s share of regional spending.

​It also promotes community focused initiatives, aims to improve the sustainability of Wellington’s commercial sector through its marketing initiatives, and facilitates the coordination of marketing initiatives that are appropriate to its objectives.
The Trust:
  • Promotes Wellington as a visitor destination in national and international markets.
  • Markets Wellington as a convention and conference destination.
  • Provides visitor information services.
  • Runs initiatives that promote retail growth, including the downtown retail campaign.
  • Profiles Wellington’s strengths in arts, sport and education attractions, and conducts development of an ongoing events profile for the city.
  • Facilitates the development of new tourism and event product, and the development of the Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR) market.
  • Manages Wellington’s destination profile on the internet.
  • Conducts research and analysis of the tourism industry.
  • International direct arrivals to Wellington Airport from Australia
  • Increase Australian visitor arrivals through Wellington International Airport by 5% over 2013/14 levels
  • International commercial guest nights 
  • Increase international commercial guest nights to Wellington relative to 2013/14 by 1%
  • Domestic commercial guest nights
  • Increase domestic commercial guest nights in Wellington city by 2% relative to 2013/14
  • Weekend occupancy in partner hotels
  • Increase weekend rooms sold in partner hotels by 2% relative to 2013/14
  • Downtown weekend visitation 
  • Weekend visitation to downtown Wellington maintained at 2013/14 levels
  • i-SITE revenue
  • Maintain i-SITE revenue at 2013/14 levels
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Maintain Council’s core funding at 50% or less of Wellington’s marketing activity investment
  • Visits to WellingtonNZ.com
  • 10% increase over 2013/14 levels

 



Museums trust

Wellington Museums TrustTop

STRUCTURE OBJECTIVES ACTIVITIES PERFORMANCE MEASURES TARGET 2014/15
         
All trustees are appointed by the Council.

As at 1 December 2013, they are Quentin Hay (Chair), Councillor Nicola Young, Rachel Farrant, Jackie Lloyd and Jill Wilson.

The Chief Executive is Pat Stuart.
The Wellington Museums Trust was established in 1995 to promote and manage the City Gallery Wellington, the Museum of Wellington City & Sea, the Colonial Cottage, Capital E, the Wellington Cable Car Museum and Carter Observatory. The Trust has a management agreement with the New Zealand Cricket Museum.

The Trust manages and develops the programmes and services, and acquires and manages collections for the benefit of Wellington. It provides advice to the Council for the development of museum and gallery services in Wellington, establishes exhibition programmes and education policies for its facilities, and develops acquisition, deaccession and collection development policies. It liaises with Positively Wellington Tourism to enhance its attraction to Wellington’s visitors.  
  • Delivers high quality experiences, events and exhibitions at its facilities.
  • Manages conservation and care for the objects of its collections, and conducts research and development to enhance visitors’ experiences.
  • Offers quality education experiences to children and young people.
  • Promotes and protects the heritage of venues.
  • Develops and operates the Soundhouse Studio.
  • Works with national and international artists and collectors.
Attendance targets:  
  • City Gallery
  • 143,000
  • Capital E
  • 58,000
  • Museum of Wellington
  • 94,000
  • Colonial Cottage
  • 2,075
  • Cable Car Museum
  • 225,000
  • Carter Observatory
  • 50,000
  • Subsidy per customer (excludes $50,000 for Capital E festival)
  • $14.09
  • Carter Observatory subsidy per customer
  • $8.61 
  • Percentage of visitors to all trust institutions who rate the quality of their experience as good or very good
  • 90% on average​
  • Percentage of visitors to all Trust institutions are repeat visitors
  • 28% average
  • Percentage of all residents are aware of Trust institutions
  • Approximately 85% (across all institutions)

 



Wellington Venues

Wellington Venues Limited (Trading as Positively Wellington Venues)Top

STRUCTURE OBJECTIVES ACTIVITIES PERFORMANCE MEASURES TARGET 2014/15
         
All directors are appointed by the Council.

As at 1 December 2013, they are Chris Parkin (Chair), Councillor Simon Woolf, Councillor Paul Eagle, Mike Egan, Samantha Sharif, Lorraine Witten, Linda Rieper and Daniel Bridges.

The Chief Executive is Glenys Coughlan.

​The activities of Positively Wellington Tourism (PWT) and Positively Wellington Venues will be amalgamated within a single CCO. The activities, performance measures and targets listed in this table will become the responsibility of the amalgamated CCO.
Wellington Venues Limited exists to manage and promote Wellington’s major Events venues, including the Michael Fowler Centre, Town Hall, St James Theatre and Opera House as venues, and to help establish Wellington as the premier city for events and conferences.     Wellington Venues Ltd.:
  • Manages and operates the Venues and any related Events business
  • Advocates for the Venue and Event sector for the benefit of the residents of Wellington
  • Works to achieve greater community access to the Venues’ facilities
  • Develops and maintains beneficial relationships with other national and international institutions, supports Positively Wellington Tourism, and develops new initiatives in its role as a key provider of event and performance venues.
  • Venue hire days
  • Performance days and revenues
  • Convention and events days and revenues
  • Maintain appropriate mix of commercial and community hires
  • Maintain satisfaction ratings of >90%
  • Ensure standards are maintained through pan-venue asset management
  • Reduced environmental foot print targets achieved
  • Maintain or increase from previous year  
  • Maintain or increase from previous year  
  • Maintain or increase from previous year    

 



waterfront

Lambton Harbour Management Limited (trading as Wellington Waterfront Limited)Top

STRUCTURE OBJECTIVES ACTIVITIES PERFORMANCE MEASURES TARGET 2014/15
         
The Council is the 100% shareholder in this company and appoints all of the directors.

As at 1 December 2013, they are Robert Gray (Chair), Councillor Justin Lester, Derek McCorkindale and Jane Black.

The Chief Executive is Ian Pike.

As at 1 April 2014, the external Board of Wellington Waterfront Limited will be disestablished and the Chief Executive of Wellington Waterfront Limited will report directly to Council through the Chief Executive of the City Council. The activities, performance measures and targets listed in this table will continue to apply.
Wellington Waterfront Limited acts as the implementation manager for the waterfront development area. This means ensuring that the waterfront area is recognised locally and internationally for its design; is attractive; caters for a wide range of activities; is readily accessible to all people; and is both safe and perceived to be safe. Wellington Waterfront Limited also acts to protect significant heritage buildings on the waterfront, and makes sure that activities on the waterfront are integrated with those on the harbour.   The company:
  • Implements the objectives of the Waterfront Framework as outlined in the Waterfront Development Plan.
  • Demonstrates willingness to engage with the public about how the waterfront is developed.
  • Manages day to day operations on the waterfront, including cleaning, security and maintenance.
  • Negotiates and manages contracts for the design and construction of the waterfront’s public spaces.
  • Negotiates and manages contracts and leases for all building development sites, and the refurbishment and re-use of existing buildings.
  • Owns and manages the Chaffers Marina.
  • Percentage of residents visiting the waterfront
  • Percentage of residents satisfied with the waterfront
  • Number of project milestones achieved on time
  • Negotiate a new naming rights agreement for the TSB arena
  • Complete the work on public space as part of the redevelopment of the Overseas Passenger Terminal
  • Complete the upgrade of the children’s playground at Frank Kitts Park
  • 95%


  • 90%


  • All project milestones achieved

 



cable car

Wellington Cable Car LimitedTop

STRUCTURE OBJECTIVES ACTIVITIES PERFORMANCE MEASURES TARGET 2014/15
         
The Council is the 100% shareholder in this company and appoints all of the directors.   As at 1 December 2013, they are Roger Drummond (Chair), Nicki Crauford, and Anthony Briscoe.   The Chief Executive is Simon Fleisher.   As at 1 April 2014, the external Board of Wellington Cable Car Limited will be disestablished and the Chief Executive of Wellington Cable Car Limited will report directly to Council through the Chief Executive Officer of the City Council. The activities, performance measures and targets listed in this table will continue to apply. Wellington Cable Car Limited owns and operates the Cable Car as an efficient, reliable and safe transport service and a uniquely Wellington tourism asset.   It also owns and maintains the overhead wiring system for the trolley bus passenger network which services the city.   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.  
  • Manages the Cable Car passenger service operation.  
  • Markets the Cable Car.  
  • Identifies options for enhancing the Cable Car travel and tourism experience.  
  • Specifies and controls the contract for the inspection, maintenance and repair of the trolley bus overhead wiring system.
  • Cable Car passenger numbers  
  • All Cable Car vehicles and associated buildings and equipment are maintained to required safety standards  
  • Cable Car service reliability  
  • Percentage of residents who have used the Cable Car in the last 12 months  
  • Percentage of users who rate the standard and operational reliability of the Cable Car as good or very good
  • 1,095,200

  • Achieve






  • Greater than 99%

  • 30%



  • 95%

 



Capacity

Capacity Infrastructure Services LimitedTop

STRUCTURE OBJECTIVES ACTIVITIES PERFORMANCE MEASURES TARGET 2014/15
         
Wellington City Council, Hutt City Council, Upper Hutt City Council and Porirua City Council are equal voting shareholders in this Council-controlled trading organisation, and between them appoint all of the directors. The company is overseen by a board of directors made up of four sole Council appointments (one from each council) and four joint appointments. Each council continues to own its respective water, storm water and waste water assets and determines the level and standard of services to be provided to its customers and ratepayers.

As at 1 December 2013, the Councillor appointees are Councillor Andy Foster (Wellington City Council), Councillor Bassett (Hutt City Council) and Mayor Nick Leggett (Porirua City Council). Upper Hutt City Council will make its appointment in December. For Wellington City Council, Councillor Free will be a director from 1 January 2014. The remaining Directors are Peter Allport (Chair), Peter Leslie, Ian Hutchings and John Strahl.

The Chief Executive is
David Hill, who is due to retire in December.    
The objective of Capacity is to manage the provision of water services (water supply, storm water and wastewater) to the residents and businesses in the areas served by its customers. Capacity’s current customers are Wellington City Council, Hutt City Council, Upper Hutt City Council and Porirua City Council.   The company’s purpose is to provide high quality, safe and environmentally sustainable services to shareholding councils and other customers with a principal focus on asset management planning and contracted service delivery for the operation, maintenance and on-going development of drinking water, storm water and waste water assets and services.

The company is committed to ensuring all work managed on behalf of customers accords with the highest standards of health and safety for those involved in the work and for the general public. The company will continually seek opportunities to integrate water, storm water and waste water activities within the Wellington region where such integration can deliver least cost, best practice outcomes to the benefit of shareholder councils and other entities.

See the Environment section on page 30 for more information on water, storm water and waste water services.
  • Provide a reliable water supply, wastewater and storm water service. 
  • Develop and complete asset management plans  
  • Deliver budgeted capital expenditure projects for respective councils  
  • Deliver budgeted operating and maintenance activities for respective councils  
  • Manage and operate Capacity within its budget  
  • Comply with relevant standards, legislation and resource consents
  • Fewer than 4 unplanned supply cuts (pipe bursts) per 1000 connections
  • Within agreed timeframe

  • Within agreed timeframes and budget

  • Within agreed timeframes and budget


  • Within agreed budget


  • Achieve full compliance

 



Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo TrustTop

STRUCTURE OBJECTIVES ACTIVITIES PERFORMANCE MEASURES TARGET 2014/15
         
The Wellington Zoo Trust was established on 1 July 2003 and all of the trustees are appointed by the Council.

​As at 1 December 2013, they are Ross Martin (Chair), Frances Russell, Linda Meade, Alan Dixson, and Councillor
Simon Marsh.  
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 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  
  • Conservation Programme Managed Species (% of total collection)
  • Average WCC subsidy per visitor
  • Annual fundraising target for Zoo Capital Plan
  • Average income per visitor (excluding City Council grant)
  • Ratio of generated Trust income as % of City Council grant
  • 221,22825
  • >41%



  • $12.27

  • 25% of spend for the year

  • $14.95


  • 122%

 



Basin Reserve

Basin Reserve TrustTop

STRUCTURE OBJECTIVES ACTIVITIES PERFORMANCE MEASURES TARGET 2014/1526
         
There are four trustees, of whom two are appointed by the Council and two by Cricket Wellington.

As at 1 December 2013, the two trustees appointed by the Council are Councillor Paul Eagle and Sir John Anderson. The two trustees appointed by Cricket Wellington are Don Neely and Douglas Catley (Chair). The Chief Executive of Cricket Wellington is Peter Clinton.  
The Basin Reserve Trust manages and operates the Basin Reserve to continue to attract national and international sporting events to Wellington.   The Trust:
  • 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.
Number of events  
  • Cricket
  • 12
  • Other sports
  • 6
  • Community
Number of event days  
  • Cricket
  • 32
  • Other sports
  • 6
  • Community
  • 1
  • Attendance figures
  • 22,300
24These targets are based on three year projections in the entities 2013/14 Statement of Intent (SOI). These are subject to change in the entities 2014/15 SOI which will be final on 30 June 2014.
25This figure has increased from the original Long-term Plan target to reflect the higher than anticipated visitor numbers in previous years. 
26​These figures are provisional pending the release of the domestic and international cricket season schedule in mid-2014.