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He arotake o ngā whakahaere e whakahaerengia ana e te kaunihera (CCO)

Review of council-controlled organisations (CCOs)

We appointed an independent panel to review how well our CCOs were working.

​Report of independent panel

The panel has completed its review.

Why the review was needed

CCOs are separate organisations that are owned by the council and overseen by an independent board of directors.

They were established ten years ago. The review of CCO model was to ensure it was working for our city and our people in 2020. 

The role of the independent panel

The panel's role was to identify what was working well, what was not working, and how to improve.

It provided recommendations to ensure:

  • the services CCOs provide are efficient and effective
  • their decision-making has satisfactory levels of political oversight, public transparency, and accountability.

CCOs covered by the review

The five CCOs covered by the review were:

  • Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED)
  • Auckland Transport (AT)
  • Panuku Development Auckland
  • Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA)
  • Watercare.

Who was on the independent panel

The three expert panel members were appointed by the Governing Body in December 2019.

They were:

  • Miriam Dean (Chair)
  • Doug Martin
  • Leigh Auton

To learn more about the panel members, read our media release.

To learn more about the independent review and the panel's remit, read the terms of reference.

Get in touch

If you have questions or would like to talk to us about the CCO review, you can email ccoreview@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.


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Panuku Development Aucklandhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/about-auckland-council/how-auckland-council-works/council-controlled-organisations/Pages/panuku-development-auckland.aspxPanuku Development AucklandPanuku Development works with Auckland Council, other CCOs and local boards towards implementing the Auckland Plan and encouraging economic development. aspx
Ports of Auckland (POAL)https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/about-auckland-council/how-auckland-council-works/council-controlled-organisations/Pages/ports-of-auckland.aspxPorts of Auckland (POAL)POAL provides container terminal handling, bulk cargo handling, freight hubs, cruise industry facilities and other services. Although Auckland Council owns 100 per cent of POAL, it is governed under the Port Companies Act 1988 and is not a CCO.aspx
Watercarehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/about-auckland-council/how-auckland-council-works/council-controlled-organisations/Pages/watercare.aspxWatercareWatercare Services Limited provides reliable water and wastewater services to the people and businesses of Auckland. Visit the Watercare website to pay your Watercare bill.aspx
Auckland Transport (AT)https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/about-auckland-council/how-auckland-council-works/council-controlled-organisations/Pages/auckland-transport.aspxAuckland Transport (AT)AT provides and maintains Auckland’s transport services and infrastructure. Visit their website for public transport, car parking, paying parking fines, residential or mobility parking permits and harbourmaster services.aspx
CCO governance manualhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/about-auckland-council/how-auckland-council-works/council-controlled-organisations/Pages/CCO-governance-manual.aspxCCO governance manualThe CCO governance manual is a guide to decision making for council-controlled organisations.aspx
Auckland Unlimitedhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/about-auckland-council/how-auckland-council-works/council-controlled-organisations/Pages/auckland-unlimited.aspxAuckland UnlimitedFormed from a merger of Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA) and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), new CCO Auckland Unlimited enriches life in the city and promotes economic growth.aspx