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Serviced by road, rail, sea and air, the South Canterbury industrial hub provides a growing number of businesses with their core requirements to maintain and expand their business base, in a seismically sound area, supported by a welcoming business community. A number of businesses are investing in South Canterbury with the economy continuing to encourage that investment.

For more information or enquiries about the opportunities in South Canterbury, get in touch with the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce. Contact: Fiona Stevens  ph: 03 687 2733, e:

Industrial zones span multiple locations in South Canterbury, each with its own distinct advantages:

Port of Timaru
Set on the edge of the Timaru CBD, the Port of Timaru operates under the banner PrimePort Timaru. The port has 93 hectares of flat land adjacent to it, with more on site storage than most other New Zealand ports. This includes 100,000 tonnes of cold storage and an equivalent in dry plus significant tank and other bulk storage. There is land available for development or tenanting to third party developers for storage, distribution or processing facilities. Included in the land available for commercial development are a number of prime harbourside sites at Evans Bay with potential for the establishment of adjacent deep water berths.

PrimePort is centrally located in the South Island with direct connections to both State Highway 1 and the main trunk rail, a perfect location for consolidating and/or distribution. A range of national and local businesses are set up on the Port providing easy inter related service to any new business establishing. A ground-breaking 10-year commitment in the transport and logistics sector; Port of Tauranga, Kotahi (Fonterra’s freight management partner) and Maersk have come together in an agreement which will see at least a five-fold increase in container volumes at PrimePort Timaru.  Current businesses located at the port include Timaru Container Terminal, Holcim,  Parr and Co, Sanford, Talleys, Wallace and Cooper Engineering.

The main hub is on Timaru’s northern boundary on both sides of State Highway One, and with access to the main trunk railway line. Facilities include the newly developed Pioneer Energy steam plant.  Current businesses located at Washdyke include McCain Foods, DB Mainland Brewery, Hilton Haulage, Farmers Mill, Heartland Potato Chips, Fulton Hogan, Juice Products NZ, Mainland Minerals, NZ Light Leathers, Barrett Joinery, Aspect Furniture Systems, Paul Smith Earthmoving, Rooney Earthmoving, Thompson Construction and Engineering.

On the southern boundary of Timaru, running alongside State Highway One, Redruth is a long established industrial area that typically has slightly lower costs for land and/or rental. Redruth is home to the Timaru District Council’s innovative recycling centre. The TDC was responsible for the introduction of the 3-2-1 refuse collection system that is now mirrored throughout the country.  Current businesses located at Redruth include Geo. Starsmeare, Dennison Joinery, McRaeway Homes.

Temuka and Geraldine
Both Geraldine and Temuka townships also have areas of industrial land available including reason industrial zoned expansion in Geraldine.  Current businesses located Temuka include Talbot Forest Cheese, Fonterra Clandeboye, Prattley Industry. Geraldine includes Barker's of Geraldine, Clearwaters Organic Dairy, Geraldine Glass and Lynn River.

Timaru Land & Property Information
Property Search: Land Area, Land & Capital Value, Rating Values   
Timaru - Mackenzie - Waimate

Maps: Zoning, Utilities, Services
Timaru - Mackenzie - Waimate

Council Regulatory & Building Services:  Consents, Resource Management
Timaru - Mackenzie - Waimate

South Canterbury Businesses
We encourage you to contact these examples of highly skilled and innovative businesses covering the industrial and logistics spectrum of South Canterbury.  Supported by a vast range of Industrial Hub Partners and Business Service Partners.

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