2.6 Conservation Attractions
Ngā painga kukume Papa Atawhai
Nature is one of Wellington’s biggest attractions.
What we do
These facilities play important conservation roles, protecting native and exotic flora and fauna. They inform and educate, attract visitors, and their existence creates economic incentives for the city’s environment to be protected and enhanced.
- Zoo upgrade programme – the Zoo upgrade programme will continue. Works planned in 2013/14 include starting on Meet the Locals, the New Zealand precinct which takes visitors on a journey from the south coast of Wellington, through farming regions to the mountains of the South Island.
- Zealandia – In June 2012, Council agreed to an enhanced partnership with Zealandia designed to mitigate the risks associated with Zealandia’s business model as well as secure Zealandia’s future as an important Wellington asset. Council will provide an additional $350,000 of funding for Zealandia in 2013/14 and 2014/15 ($175,000 each year) bringing the total grant to $1.75m over two years.
Measuring our performanceTop
Our targets for 2013/14 are:
- At least 216,890 visitors to the Zoo
- At least 89,366 visitors to Zealandia
- At least 8,445 people will make an educational visit to Zealandia, including learning experiences outside the classroom, early childhood and school holiday programmes.
What it will costTop
|2.6 Conservation attractions ||Operating expenditure 2013–14 ||Capital expenditure |
|Income ||Expenditure ||Net expenditure ||Total |
|($000) ||($000) ||($000) ||($000) |
|2.6.1 - Conservation visitor attractions ||- ||5,779 ||5,779 ||1,892 |
|2013/14 2.6 Total ||- ||5,779 ||5,779 ||1,892 |
|2012/13 2.6 Total ||- ||5,025 ||5,025 ||794 |