Councillors to discuss CCO review

16:00, Feb 26 2014

Draft terms of a wide-ranging review of Council-Controlled Organisations (CCOs) may be approved by Auckland councillors at today's governing body meeting, mayor Len Brown says.

"Our CCOs deliver a huge range of services for Aucklanders, from water management, to major events, through to the big improvements we're making in public transport.

"We need to ensure that as ratepayer owned and funded organisations, they are as lean and efficient as possible, with no waste and no duplication of effort," Mr Brown says.

The CCO review will aim to ensure Aucklanders are getting value for money from the seven CCOs and that they are fully accountable to ratepayers and elected representatives.

CCO Governance and Monitoring Committee chairwoman and deputy mayor Penny Hulse says after three years working with the CCOs the council is at an ideal point to assess how well they are performing.

The review will assess what worked well in the first term and what could be done in the future.

"It is very important that while the review is going on we continue to work with our CCOs to deliver for Auckland," Mrs Hulse says.

Councillors, local board members, CCOs and the Independent Maori Statutory Board have all been given an opportunity to provide feedback on the review's draft terms of reference. These groups have also contributed to the development of two CCO current state assessment reports which councillors will receive.

The seven CCOs are Auckland Tourism Events Economic Development (ATEED), Auckland Transport (AT), Watercare, Auckland Council Investments Limited (ACIL), Auckland Council Property Limited (ACPL), Waterfront Auckland, and Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA).


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