Waipa district is well planned, with excellent infrastructure either in place or planned. It presents a wide range of development opportunities in a number of different areas. They include:
Te Awamutu’s main industrial area is on the northern side of the township with excellent with road access north to Hamilton and south to Taranaki and east to Tauranga. Some green space development opportunities are available but the turnover of existing properties is limited.
This area, on the industrial-zoned western side of Te Awamutu, already includes Fonterra’s Te Awamutu plant. Some new green space is now available and there is also the opportunity to better utilise some existing infrastructure. New industrial-zoned land is likely to become available here in the future. Ideal location for manufacturing, assembly and dry processing. (limited water availability)
The Hautapu industrial zone is the largest industrial growth cell in Waipa. It is already home to a large number of businesses including New Zealand’s largest company, Fonterra. The zone is immediately adjacent to the Waikato Expressway, a direct road connection between Cambridge, Hamilton and Auckland. The Hautapu precinct is expected to grow by 40 hectares as the structure plan is finalised this year.
Carters Flat, very close to the main Cambridge CBD, is currently zoned industrial and commercial but is transitioning to a full commercial zoning. There is limited space available in this area and properties are highly sought after given its location and excellent amenities.
A number of small industrial tenants are already established here. Some larger greenfield areas are currently on the market and significant growth is anticipated. New property in the Aotearoa precinct is currently being subdivided and will be on the market in 2016. The area is well served by road, and has gas and water reticulation. The area is popular for food processing industries.
Industrial and commercial land is available in the Hamilton Airport central precinct for sale or lease. Both airside and highway frontage lots in the precinct connect the terminal with the entrance gateway to Airport Road (SH 21). On the northern side Gateway and Raynes Precinct are also selling.
The western precinct, adjacent to State Highway 3, has the potential to house large industrial buildings as well as commercial/retail uses on the entrance road to the precinct. A new roundabout leads directly into the Western Precinct connecting with State Highway 3 and Airport Road. (SH21). Smaller industrial sites have an opportunity for direct airside access.
The western precinct of the airfield is home to aviation maintenance and design businesses, aircraft charter operators, pilot training organisations and aircraft manufacturers.