Council-controlled organisations (CCOs)

These organisations independently manage Council facilities and deliver services and activities to Wellington residents and visitors to Wellington.

Basin Reserve

The Basin Reserve Trust is responsible for the operation and management of Wellington’s Basin Reserve.

    Experience Wellington

    Trading as Experience Wellington, the Wellington Museums Trust operates 6 visitor experiences for the Council.

      Wellington Cable Car

      Wellington Cable Car Ltd owns and operates Wellington’s iconic Cable Car.


        The Wellington Regional Development Agency Ltd supports economic performance across the region.

          Wellington Water

          Wellington Water Ltd is owned by the Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Wellington City councils, South Wairarapa District Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council.

            Wellington Zoo

            The Wellington Zoo Trust manages Wellington’s award-winning zoo.


              The Karori Sanctuary Trust manages conservation, restoration and education work at Zealandia and in the community.

                Sky Stadium

                The Wellington Regional Stadium Trust is not a CCO, but is listed here to acknowledge the value of our investment.