The South Waikato District is at the heart of the Waikato region and is known for its natural beauty and easy-going lifestyle.
Thanks to the South Waikato District Council’s resilience, South Waikato has businesses of all sizes thriving within the district.
The biggest industry contributors to economic growth are agriculture, forestry, and engineering and manufacturing.
South Waikato also has a number of key tourism offerings, including one of New Zealand’s most famous bike tracks, crystal clear freshwater springs, and New Zealand’s longest river.
Both the Buttermilk development in Putāruru and the Maraetai Road site in Tokoroa are two key spaces for big business. The council’s Community Concept Plan envisages the planned development of 600 new homes; a large Greenfield Business Park; and a Putāruru population increase of 40%. The South Waikato District Council is also supporting the redevelopment of commercial, business and industrial zoned land in Tokoroa to deliver increased capacity.
Businesses in South Waikato District Council have access to reliable road and rail infrastructure including a fast rail/road hub with connections to Ports of Tauranga and Auckland.
South Waikato District Council is dedicated to providing investment opportunities for businesses at any size.
South Waikato District Council
South Waikato District Council is comprised of 10 councillors, and one mayor elected at large.
South Waikato District Business Support Services
South Waikato Investment Fund Trust (SWIFT) is a community-owned economic development fund dedicated to the growth and development of business in South Waikato.
Soda provides advice, information, referrals and connections to businesses in the South Waikato District seeking support for their growth journey.
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If you’re interested in investing in the South Waikato District please contact us via our button below, or via our contact page. For more information on the South Waikato District, visit the South Waikato District Council website.
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Tokoroa Trade Training Centre receives $10.84 in funding for centralised facility
The planned upgrade to Tokoroa’s Trades Training Centre will receive $10.84 million in funding from the Covid-19 Response and Recovery Fund, which bolsters the $3.06 million already fronted by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, South Waikato Investment Fund Trust (SWIFT) and the South Waikato District Council (SWDC).