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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. 

Implementing the review

The council group is working collaboratively to carry out the recommendations of the CCO review.

Regular updates on progress are provided to the CCO Oversight Committee.

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 (PDF 242KB).

Get in touch

If you have questions or would like to talk to us about the CCO review, you can email

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