List of Council Organisations

Find out what each Council Controlled Organisation does on behalf of Wellington residents.

The Council has established several companies and trusts to help it achieve its goals for Wellington. These organisations were set up to independently manage Council facilities, or deliver specific services and developments on behalf of Wellington residents.

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Cricket Wellington's website.

Basin Reserve Trust

Manages Wellington's Basin Reserve. The Trust:

  • manages, develops and promotes the Basin Reserve for recreation, leisure and cricket games
  • preserves the heritage value of the Basin Reserve and its assets
  • organises fundraising to help promote and further develop the Basin Reserve

It was set up as a Council Controlled Organisation in 2002, then as a trust in 2005

Cricket Wellington manages the day-to-day operations of the grounds.

Cricket Wellington



Capacity's website.

Capacity

Manages all Wellington and Hutt City Council drainage and water services. Capacity:

  • provides water services to customers in Wellington and Hutt City
  • maintains the water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure for the Wellington and Hutt City Councils
  • is jointly owned by Wellington and Hutt City councils
  • was established in April 2004

Capacity



Positively Wellington Tourism website.

Positively Wellington Tourism

As Wellington’s official tourism organisation, Positively Wellington markets Wellington as New Zealand’s ultimate urban destination. The organisation:

  • promotes Wellington as a domestic and international visitor destination
  • markets Wellington as a convention and conference destination
  • provides visitor information services
  • supports retail growth initiatives
  • facilitates new tourism and event products and services

Positively Wellington Tourism



Positively Wellington Venues website.

Positively Wellington Venues

Manages Wellington's premiere events and performance venues "where grow business meets show business", including the Michael Fowler Centre, Town Hall, St James Theatre, Opera House and TSB Events Centre. The organisation:

  • provides live entertainment and performing arts experiences
  • hosts special government, education, business and industry occasions
  • supports business and industry networking and development opportunities through conferences and exhibitions
  • provides facilities for regional, national and international sports teams to compete
  • enables civic and community performances and celebrations

Positively Wellington Venues



Wellington Cablecar website.

Wellington Cable Car Ltd

Maintains and operates the cable car, and maintains the trolley-bus over-head electrical system. It:

  • maintains the cable cars and associated facilities, to NZ Transport Agency standards
  • manages the contract for operation of the Cable Car
  • manages contracts for maintenance of the trolley bus overhead wires
  • ensures the trolley bus wire system is in good, safe, working order

The company was formed after 1991 legislation stopped local authorities running passenger transport services.

Wellington Cable Car



Wellington Museums Trust website.

Wellington Museums Trust

Provides seven educational and cultural facilities: Capital E, the Museum of Wellington City and Sea, the City Gallery, Colonial Cottage Museum, the Cable Car Museum, Carter Observatory, and the New Zealand Cricket Museum. The Trust:

  • manages Trust facilities
  • acquires museum collections
  • sets up exhibition programmes and educational policies for Trust facilities
  • ensures Trust facilities compliment those provided by Te Papa, the Museum of NZ
  • cooperates with related facilities in the Wellington region

Trust facilities




Westpac Stadium website.

Wellington Regional Stadium Trust

Owns, operates and maintains the Westpac Stadium. This Trust is not a Council Controlled Organisation, but is a charitable trust jointly settled by Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council. The Trust:

  • operates and manages the Westpac Stadium
  • originally established by Greater Wellington and this Council to develop and build the Westpac Stadium
  • provides high quality facilities for use by rugby, cricket and other sports, musical, cultural and sponsored events
  • administers the stadium and Trust assets
  • is a charitable trust and is not a Council Controlled Organisation

Westpac Stadium



Wellington Zoo website.

Wellington Zoo Trust

Manages the Zoo, educates the community about zoology and supports conservation initiatives.

  • manages the Zoo
  • runs an education centre to educate the community on zoology and conservation
  • supports conservation initiatives
  • was established as a charitable trust in 2003

Wellington Zoo