Our performance 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 explain what the organisations do, how their performance is measured, and how they performed in 2016/17.

Selected performance measures for these CCOs are shown in this section and additional information is contained in specific chapters of this Annual Report, referenced below. For further details on their performance, refer to their individual annual reports.















   

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 2016/17, see page 63.

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.

The Trust’s main activities include:

For information on how the Wellington Museums Trust performed in 2016/17, see page 73.

Wellington Zoo TrustTop

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 page 53.

Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA)Top

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 pages 64, 66 and 67.

Basin Reserve TrustTop

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

The Trust’s main activities are:

For more information, see page 83.

Karori Sanctuary TrustTop

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 page 53.

Wellington Cable Car LimitedTop

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 page 111.

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.

Its main activities are:

For information on how Wellington Water performed, see page 51.

Performance dataTop

PERFORMANCE MEASURES 2014/15 Actual 2015/16 Actual 2016/17 Actual 2016/17 Target
Wellington Regional Stadium Trust        
Total revenue (000) $17,298 $15,852 $14,832 $14,320
Net surplus (000) $2,093 $2,081 $1,701 $1,380
Number of events 61 70 65 49
Attendance 531,861 571,034 480,413 n/a
PERFORMANCE MEASURES 2014/15 Actual 2015/16 Actual 2016/17 Actual 2016/17 Target
Wellington Museums Trust        
Non-council revenue (000) $3,790 $3,049 $4,847 $4,144
Cash subsidy (grant) per visit $9.36 $9.85 $8.89 $10.45
Full cost to Council per visitor $14.03 $13.69 $12.28 n/a
Average revenue per visit $2.83 $2.51 $3.07 $3.52
Total visitors 689,414 688,169 780,414 659,000
City Gallery 169,943 178,228 180,616 150,000
Wellington Museum 124,955 133,470 138,956 134,000
Capital E 111,273 79,120 161,869 105,000
Cable Car Museum 237,099 241,638 242,250 220,000
Space Place 42,633 52,838 54,109 46,800
Nairn St. Cottage 3,511 2,875 2,614 3,200
FUNDING MEASURES 2014/15 Actual 2015/16 Actual 2016/17 Actual  
Wellington Museums Trust        
Council operating grants & underwrites (000) $7,153 $7,236 $7,467  
Total Revenue Earned (000)^ $10,943 $10,285 $12,314  
Council’s property ownership costs (000)^^ $2,155 $2,343 $2,114  
Total cost to Council incl. grant + property costs (000) $9,669 $9,579 $9,581  
^ excluding rental grants for Council owned properties        
^^ includes rental grant for Capital E        
PERFORMANCE MEASURES 2014/15 Actual 2015/16 Actual 2016/17 Actual 2016/17 Target
Wellington Zoo Trust        
Visitors 225,927 260,809 230,632 239,408
Education visits 12,380 11,413 10,754 10,000
Cash subsidy (grant) per visit $12.20 $10.79 $12.86 $13.05
Full cost to Council per visitor $20.54 $19.01 $23.20 $21.22
Average revenue per visit $15.37 $14.90 $16.86 $15.94
FUNDING MEASURES 2014/15 Actual 2015/16 Actual 2016/17 Actual  
Wellington Zoo Trust        
Non-council revenue earned (000) $4,999 $4,307 $4,300  
Council operating grant (000) $2,757 $2,894 $3,125  
Total revenue earned (000) $7,756 $7,201 $7,425  
Council’s property ownership costs (000) $4,640 $4,957 $5,349  
Total cost to Council incl. grant + property costs (000) $7,397 $7,851 $8,474  
PERFORMANCE MEASURES   2015/16 Actual 2016/17 Actual 2016/17 Target
Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency LTD (WREDA)        
Maintain Wellington’s share of the convention market   16% 18% 17%
Venues utilisation   56.3% 54.2% 65%
Net permanent and long term arrivals     3800 2000
Australian visitor spend     $243m $195m
Lightning Lab participant investment raised     $5.7m $3.5m
Return On Investment via out of Wellington spend     21:01 20:01
Total event attendance     657,743 600,000
FUNDING MEASURES   2015/16 Actual 2016/17 Actual  
Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency LTD (WREDA)        
Non-council revenue (000)   $8,203 $14,229  
WCC operating grants (excl. Venues) (000)   $12,039 $12,235  
GWRC grants (000)   $4,300 $4,160  
Total revenue (000)   $24,542 $30,624  
Operating costs (000)   $24,544 $30,207  
Net surplus /loss (000)   -$2 $417  
PERFORMANCE MEASURES 2014/15 Actual 2015/16 Actual 2016/17 Actual 2016/17 Target
Basin Reserve Trust        
Attendance at all events 22,506 49,778 38,007 31,000
Event income $127,250 $196,500 $206,600 $149,000
Operational grant per attendance $16.00 $7.00 $10.08 $12.27
Event days (incl. community events) 67 110 59 72
Practice facility usage 71 101 147 85
Functions 18 18 8 15
FUNDING MEASURES 2014/15 Actual 2015/16 Actual 2016/17 Actual  
Basin Reserve Trust        
Non-council revenue earned (000) $152 $267 $356  
Council operating grant (000) $557 $593 $633  
Total revenue earned (000) $709 $860 $989  
PERFORMANCE MEASURES 2014/15 Actual 2015/16 Actual 2016/17 Actual 2016/17 Target
Karori Sanctuary Trust        
Visitors 97,543 125,849 125,179 93,600
Education visits 6,890 9,478 11,621 8,500
Individual memberships 9,680 10,572 10,944 11,110
Cash subsidy (grant) per visit $8.97 $6.95 $6.99 $9.35
Full cost to Council per visitor   $11.34 $14.40 $16.91
Average revenue per visitor $25.52 $26.03 $27.76 $25.96
Non-Council donations & funding $291,545 $402,608 $376,644 $250,000
Membership subscription revenue n/a n/a $342,999 $300,000
FUNDING MEASURES 2014/15 Actual 2015/16 Actual 2016/17 Actual  
Karori Sanctuary Trust        
Non-council revenue earned (000) $2,499 $3,348 $3,559  
Council operating grant (000) $875 $875 $875  
Total revenue earned (000) $3,374 $4,223 $4,434  
Council’s property ownership costs (000) $1,464 $1,427 $1,406  
Total cost to Council incl. grant + property costs (000) $2,339 $2,302 $2,281  
PERFORMANCE MEASURES 2014/15 Actual 2015/16 Actual 2016/17 Actual 2016/17 Target
Wellington Cable Car Ltd        
Total Passengers 976,416 1,010,905 970,336 997,511
Fare income $2,399,000 $2,731,000 $2,475,085 $2,626,000
Cable Car reliability <99.0% <99.0% <99.0% 99.0%
FUNDING MEASURES 2014/15 Actual 2015/16 Actual 2016/17 Actual  
Wellington Cable Car Ltd        
Non-council revenue earned (000) $10,009 $6,896 $6,831  
Council capital grant (000) Nil $2,057 $443  
Total revenue earned (000) $10,009 $8,953 $7,274  
Total cost to Council incl. grant + property costs (000) Nil $2,057 $443