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Learn about our district's economy
District undoubtedly has a competitive edge for business, and our ability to
attract and retain investment in our district has great flow-on effects for our
A recent New
Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) report found that our district
is actually the sixth most desired one in New Zealand for business. We are
optimally located along State Highway One; within close proximity to
Christchurch; with rail, airport and shipping port facilities all within reach.
As a Council, we’re
very excited to see our business community thrive. We also play an active part
in helping to support its growth. In fact, one of the Council’s main
contributions to furthering investment in our district, is the Ashburton
Business Estate that we developed and continue to manage on the north-eastern
side of Ashburton.
Estate offers a wealth of opportunity, not only for companies outside of the
district searching for the right place to base themselves, but also for local
businesses looking to expand or relocate their operations.
EA Networks, for
example moved their operations from the centre of town, to a brand new, purpose
built facility in the Ashburton Business Estate. The building is also ‘IL4’
designed, which provides assurance that during and after an earthquake, they
will remain fully functional.
Ray Mayne Hose
& Fittings Ltd; Kaipak Ltd; McIntosh Group; Precision Cutting &
Processing Ltd; Tricroft Holdings; WaterForce; NPD Fuel Stop; Canterbury Long
Run Roofing; Fineboon – NZ Dairy Collaborative; Cullimore Engineering;
Skip-2-It Flooring Xtra; Fonterra; Replas; Midlands; Midlands Apiaries, Lemacon,
Mainland Coachworks Ltd; Active Print & Production, Sebco; and Plains
Irrigators also call the fully serviced estate home, and interest in the estate
is still continuing.
The 80 hectare
commercial and industrial development was officially opened in 2011, providing
long-term, sustainable property options that support the enormous potential of
our fast-growing and progressive district.
Commercial and Property team are able to work with businesses to find the right
solution for their requirements, whether they wish to design and build, or
build and lease back. We can also customise the size and shape of the sites to
meet specifications, and to top it off, the Ashburton Business Estate has some
of the lowest industrial-zoned land prices in the region.
an attractive development for our business community is a crucial part of
promoting economic growth in our district. We want to see our community continue
to progress and enjoy the benefits of a prosperous local economy.
If your business
is looking for the next strategic step to expand or relocate, contact the
Council on 03 307 7700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org